Album Review: I Never Liked You


After many successful albums Future’s album, I Never Liked You, was highly anticipated.

Grayson Cuffe, Staff Writer

Future’s latest album I Never Liked You released Friday night, with features from Drake, Kanye West and sixteen new songs. Since 2012 Future has been at the top of the rap game, consistently releasing albums with hits like Mask Off, Low Life and March Madness. The content of his new album can be assumed by the title, I Never Liked You, full of toxic masculinity and overconfidence.

The main inspiration for this album is Future’s relationships with women and how highly he thinks of himself and his success. That is something you can expect from someone who has come into the rap game and only got more and more recognition. The majority of the songs on this album have trap centered beats that we would see from the average Future track, but some like Puffin on Zootiez, and Wait For U, focus a lot on flows and his vocal abilities. If you’re a fan of Future then this album has a combination of his best versions of himself and two solid features from Drake, who has been featured on many Future albums before. In comparison to other albums, I Never Liked You doesn’t offer any new sounds or styles from him, but after not dropping in over a year this album was something fans of rap have been waiting for.

My own opinion on the album is that I enjoyed listening to it, but I don’t see myself revisiting a lot of the songs, unlike most of his albums which have songs that I listen to all the time. I was hoping for more of his rapping style on songs like Too Comfortable and Solo, but the direction he took on this album was something I also like. I would rank this just outside of his top five albums and I can’t see myself putting any of the songs on this record up against some of his best, but we’ll see how some of them age as time goes on.

Overall the album offers good fan service and is something you would expect from a Future project, the lyrics, beats and features all being on par with his standards. Which helps boost his discography and continue his consistency, but can come off as bland and something we’ve seen before.