Musical Composition: 8.6/10
Final Rating: 9.22
Serving as the album's introductory track, its no surprise that "HOPE" should land at the top of this list. This track, which was released before the album with an accompanying music video, truly encompasses the narrative expressed throughout the entire album. The sheer complexity of its production lends value to its profound message of hope, healing, inner narration, a personification of emotion, and the ability to overcome devastating emotions.
HOPE by NF Overall Rating: 8.39/10
HOPE was truly a profound testament to NF's evolutionary capability, offering an incredibly intimate look at his inner struggle during the process of healing from a past saturated in trauma, struggle, inner demons, and adversity. It was a standout album among the many album drops to be found in 2023. The album's name is no accident. Scattered within its contents are lessons to be learned that reflect a large-scale, broader conversation to had had about personal development, trauma, strife, and the ultimate decision to either fold to your struggle or to begin healing.
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