Perception by NF - Lovefrombadlands 11/10 ReviewsI really hope you liked this series in the past, because I’m bringing it back in another one of my desperate attempts to become a good user.
Hello there friends, foes, and followers! It’s lovefrombadlands, and I’m bringing back your 3rd least favorite post series! Anyways, as you may or may not know, I’ve recently been to a concert of my favorite music artist: Halsey. Well, I’ve already reviewed both of Halsey’s full length albums, so I was wondering who else’s album I could review. Then, I realized that ever since he opened for Halsey at that concert, I’ve kind of been obsessed with NF. So, what better to review than NF’s latest work? Yes, that’s right, I’m going to be reviewing the album Perception by NF! Anyways, without further ado, let’s begin!
Track 1: Intro III
I know quite a few albums have intros, but I’ve never heard of an artist having an intro like this! It’s actually a 4 minute song. However, what I really like about this is that it talks about his previous albums, his fans asking what’s coming next, and what he stands for. I’ve never heard anything quite like the song before, and it’s a better introduction than Halsey’s “The Prologue,” which was the introduction to my favorite album of all time, so that really says something! 10/10.
Track 2: Outcast
This song starts out with what sounds like a jail cell locking. Well, if I was a judge, and someone with a song this good was trying to get out of jail, I would just let them out! I mean, really, NF is one of the only good rappers of today. The beat he uses is quite fast, but if you listen closely, there’s a soft background, which I think is really original! Although the chorus is quite repetitive (NF kind of does that a lot on this album), this song has excellent lyrics. What I’ve figured out is that the jail cell is a metaphor for society, and he’s trapped in there until he fits in, and he chooses to just be the outcast, which I think is an excellent meaning! 9/10.
Track 3: 10 Feet Down
So, this song begins with what seems like the chorus reversed. And by that, I mean, it’s played in reverse. Well, I don’t know if this is a valid thing to take away points for, but I really don’t like that. I’m not sure if it’s because I watch too many videos about reversed songs with subliminal messages, but it kind of bothers me. The song features Ruelle, who sings the chorus. Since NF has the same excellent flow as always, I think I’m just going to criticize Ruelle. I feel like she sounds just like the other generic pop stars, and she was only featured in the song because all of the popular singers refuse to do a collaboration with someone so much better than them! That probably isn’t true, but it is my opinion. Also, since NF has some of the best lyrics ever (or at least to me, because I relate to quite a few), I’d like to point out my favorite lyrics in the song. They are “Yeah I know the person in the mirror's not a perfect one. I look at him everyday and think he's not enough. My life's a book that I don't really like to open up. I'm twenty-six, but I feel like I live in chapter one.” If those lines aren’t amazing, then I don’t know which ones are. I’d love to give this a perfect score, but with the reversed intro, I just can’t. 8/10.
Track 4: Green Lights
I actually know quite a few songs titled Green Light (or the plural version), and this is definitely my favorite! The song starts out with what sounds like guitars softly playing, but then, it quickly turns into a quick rap song! NF talks about his career as a rapper, and it’s very good for a rap song because of today’s standards, but I know that NF can do so much better! Want proof? Every other song on the album! So, although this is arguably the album’s worst, it’s still quite good. 8/10.
Track 5: Dreams
This song starts out very calm, soft, and slow with a piano instrumental. It’s also one of NF’s slower songs, and I actually enjoy slow rap, so I think this is certainly one of the album’s best. My favorite part of this masterpiece would have to be the pre-chorus, only because his voice sounds better than I’ve ever heard it on that excellent part. However, these lyrics just aren’t NF’s best. How do I know that, you ask? I couldn’t pick out a favorite lyric from the song, and not because it’s all so good, but because nothing really stood out to me. 9/10.
Track 6: Let You Down
I feel like I can safely say that this is NF’s most popular song. I mean, it has the most streams on Spotify, and it’s gained more airplay than any other of his songs that I’ve heard. It’s never played on the main pop station I listen to, but it is played on a few others. Anyways, the voice singing at the beginning sounds like a child’s voice, and it sounds good. Unlike the 2 previous songs, this song has some of the best lyrics on the album. Maybe I just think that because these lyrics almost perfectly describe a situation that’s currently happening to me, but this song really means a lot to me. This song proves that NF can sing and rap, because when he sings the chorus, he sounds as excellent as he sounds when he raps. My favorite lyrics? All of them. 10/10.
Track 7: Destiny
The introduction music to this song sounds kind of spooky in my opinion, and his rapping starts out calm, and certainly not as aggressive as he sounds later on in the song. The first verse is also quite calm, and I think it’s good. However, the end of the chorus in the song turns more aggressive. This song isn’t one of the strongest lyric wise, but I’d like to tell you that when I say that, it doesn’t mean the song, or the lyrics, are bad. I just mean it’s not the best he can do, because NF is amazing. 9/10.
Track 8: My Life
The eighth track on the album starts out with what sounds like a jazz singer humming. I think that’s very unique for a rap song. That sound is played throughout the track as the background, although the beat is mainly heard in the song. This song has a lot of good lyrics, but based on how it sounds, it’s not one of the best on the album. I know I’ve already said this, but a lot of NF’s songs have really repetitive choruses, and I feel like this song is kind of a filler song. My favorite lyric is “I'm not embarrassed to say that we've always had issues. I'm embarrassed to say that we never took care of 'em.” 8.5/10.
Track 9: You’re Special
I love how NF varies the vibe his intros give off. This song sounds like a soft pop song at the beginning. Even though it sounds cool, I’d like to say that this song sounds really generic. Although the song is called You’re Special, there’s nothing really special about it. I don’t want to say this, but it sounds a lot like the rap songs that are popular. Luckily, it doesn’t sound like a 6ix9ine song. 7/10.
Track 10: If You Want Love
Well, although you might want love, if you want amazing music, then this is definitely the perfect song! This is by far my favorite song on the album. It’s a softer song, and it’s not very fast. In fact, I’m not sure this could be considered rap. This song’s lyrics are extremely good, and this is yet another track where NF proves he can sing. My favorite lyric on this album is actually one of my favorite lyrics of all time. The beautiful line is “ask me how I’m doing, I say ‘okay’, but ain’t that what we all say?” When I first heard the song, I wasn’t really paying attention, but then I heard that, and I was just so shocked, because that was the best and most relatable thing I’ve heard for awhile. 12/10.
Track 11: Remember This
This song begins with the same child voice that Let You Down did, and I actually like it a lot. Sometimes, I feel like the first verse of this song could be sung to me. Also, something else that really stands out to me about this song is that it does not have a repetitive chorus, which I really like. My favorite lyric from this song is “Always be yourself, not the person that you pretend to be, no. These people gon' tell you that you will never make it. Then when you do, they gon' say they knew you were goin' places. That's just how it works, next thing you know you'll be overrated. Hearing people say they miss the old you, it's crazy, ain't it?” I know I’ve said this so many times, but NF has such good lyrics. They’re as good, if not better, than Halsey’s. 10/10.
Track 12: Know
Second best song on the album. This song starts out with what sounds like what you would hear if you were to time travel. Although this song’s chorus is kind of repetitive, the song still has amazing lyrics. I actually saw NF perform this song live at the concert, and he sounded excellent there, too! This song talks about the musical industry, and how NF’s music is significantly different than the other rappers of today, and I’d have to agree. 10/10.
Track 13: Lie
This is the first song I had ever heard by NF, so I certainly got an excellent first impression! In this song, NF sings the chorus, and it makes me think that he could be just as good as a pop singer! The chorus is not repetitive, and it features the excellent line “I heard you tell you friends that I’m just not your type, if that’s how you really feel, then why’d you call last night?” I really love that line, because when I first heard it, I was going through a similar situation where someone was saying some not very nice things about me to others, yet still talking to me like nothing’s wrong. 11/10.
Track 14: 3 A.M.
3 A.M. begins with singing, which is even more proof that NF could be an excellent singer. Now, I also know another song titled 3 A.M., which is by Eminem. Now, let me just say that while I love both songs, this song is quite a bit better. This song talks about a failed relationship, while Eminem’s song with the same title is about killing people. Yeah, this is a lot better. 10/10.
Track 15: One Hundred
The beginning of the song is as close as NF has been to mumble rap, and it’s not even close. In this song, he is insulting other rappers, and he certainly has the right! This song is sometimes calm, but the chorus can get aggressive. Even though the chorus is very repetitive, the verses have good lyrics! 9/10.
Track 16: Outro
Can we take a moment to appreciate how NF has not said a single bad word throughout this whole album. I mean, some of you might say those words, but I really don’t like bad language, and this album is proof that there can be good rap albums without those horrible words! Anyways, onto the song. It’s another song about his rapping style. It has the same kind of intro music that Know did, and it also has amazing lyrics. What a beautiful way to end an album! 10/10!
Overall rating: 150.5/160 or 94.06%
Where does it rank compared to the other albums I’ve reviewed?
1: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom - Halsey (99.38%)
2: Perception - NF (94.06%)
3: Badlands - Halsey (91.25%)
4: Reputation - Taylor Swift (23.33%)
This album is better than the one that’s in my username, so of course it’s good! Anyways, I really hope you enjoyed this review! If you want, you can suggest albums for me to review!
I listened to the album a little bit ago and I agree it's a great album - visitor
Can you review Songs About Jane by Maroon 5? - 150040
Of course! I’ll let you know when I finish! - visitor
YASSS! - TheFourthWorld
Yay! Thanks! - 150040
Great post by the way. - 150040
I'm glad you're continuing this series! - TheFourthWorld