Childish Gambino - 3.15.20 ALBUM REVIEW

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    FAV TRACKS: 42.26, 53.49
    LEAST FAV TRACK: 32.22
    Y'all know this is just my opinion, right?


    1. Big dicc marty

      39.28 couldve been a totally different song than what it was on the album, which the song was played coachella last year, it was a dance song that had a nice beat to it

    2. Casey Hup

      Ah c'mon, you know better. The best fruits take a bit longer to ripen up. Give it a few more tries. I wasn't too sure at first either. There's definitely an endless supply of "artistic vision" there to be digested.

    3. Gio Rapzotic

      I just dropped an experimental concept album produced by me. You should check it out! Is in my channel. 🌊🌊🌊

    4. Late JL

      So glad to see some wine actually look at this objectively lmao. I thought I was going insane when I peeped the comments under the actual album and people were acting like it was made by a God

    5. clarke

      Always hates on Bino’s albums then years later pretends like he liked them haha

    6. Visual Friendship TV

      This should have been a not good.

    7. Travis Vinning

      12.38 been on rotation dumb heavy..he wildn

    8. Cashew Chestnut

      i dont even know what youre talking about antnee weres the picture?

    9. Edboi Mcdedboi

      I really liked algorythm tbh

    10. Danny Allen

      Big Donald Glover fans act like he can do no wrong. I was excited for this album but I tend to agree with fantano here. Pretty underwhelming.

    11. Pierre Casso

      lol, but CAN YOU MAKE AN ALBUM SIR NEEDLE DROP? CAN YOU DO IT? OH I feel you are really surface level in your approach to this album; I can really tell that you really only listened and didn't feel anything. Based on what Childish Gambino has released previously, you obviously know he is capable of being sonically phenomenal, which begs the question, why the purposeful delivery of something distorted and so far from what you would possibly call "a great album". Perhaps its a reflection of the times and not so much an attempt to please the uncultured ears of certain listeners. Further more, maybe you're just not getting it, which is also okay, and something you could've just said. "Don't take constructive criticism from someone who hasn't constructed anything"

    12. Diego Osuna

      : /

    13. I'm Leaching Off You

      We do gotta admit Donald be soundinvdope asf on algorythm doe 😳

    14. VintageSteam

      I'm sorry man but I can't disagree more. 19.10 was easily the best track on the record. Why Time has so many more streams confuses me greatly. Like yea I get maybe the lyrics have more meaning because he's talking about the world but the overall groove and danciness of 19.10 is something you can't call "bad". I think you gotta take music and songs as a whole, when you start pulling them apart piece by piece you lose the important aspect. Sure the drums may sound wonky, sure the synths are not ordinary, but when you piece that shit together.... damn. Nothing against you.

    15. Ryan Comelli

      review the new pearl jam album

    16. RedShadow

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="541">9:01</a> Wait......... Is 3.15.20 just the B-sides to This is America?

    17. PandaBallzXD

      19.10 is goated fawk you mean eggo

    18. M E H

      This whole album feels like what glover made for fun on his spare time and decided to release to help distract/comfort people during the dreaded co-19 situation imo. Even the album cover is unfinished. If this were a drawn piece of art...its as if he released a bunch of conceptual sketches instead of a refined or gallert ready piece of art.

    19. Samuel Ouimette

      What about 12.38

    20. Holly Bauer

      Horrible album. Definitely got a faux Prince and ‘I wish I was Frank Ocean’ vibe from it.

    21. Sean Smith

      I think more of the reason he had feels like summer instead of this is America on it Cz even for me it’s way better song But it’s also because he goes deeper in on it with so much depth and lil details it’s truly a master piece And that’s kinda way he’s been he’s always had this very descriptive and hidden message things in both music and videos

      1. Sean Smith

        Also it’s hard to take you seriously when you don’t even respect that song it’s a freaking great track And I don’t think you get the album completely it’s not as good as I wanted to be but was still great

    22. Lucas de Lima

      I hardly started to hear this album, because i didn't understand in what kind of mood I had to hear it. Actually, I liked "time" and i never get bored of the synth bass line tium tium tum tum, and i think the song developes well. The rest of the album kinda disappointed me. Sad face

    23. Ian Rattray

      Melon, I agreed with everything you said up until you said the album was black. ??

    24. S D

      You didn't mention that Childish Gambino is also a comedian.

    25. Nat

      i really like the album but i see why people are disappointed by it, definitely not his best work but i really enjoyed it.

    26. David Camacho

      fuck you

    27. joshua woods

      drop a vinyl update.

    28. Caleb Batchman

      Repeating “STAY WOKE” for 12 minutes doesnt really count as a review Melonathan

    29. Millennial Comic

      The overall album is a 4/10 for me. 19.10 was a complete mess. Glover comes off as a pretentious fanboy of Prince, but every artist has a bad album

    30. ECorn35

      I miss rapping Gambino

    31. Kymani E

      I disagree with this vid completely.

    32. J. G.I

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="362">6:02</a> to <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="379">6:19</a> .. You are a SAVAGE MELON ...classy, bougie, ratchet!

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    34. J D

      This is what happens when a reviewer is constantly looking for some weird odd obscure sound while they completely miss the good music that their listening too.

    35. PartyPoison

      Please review Boom boom room (side A) and Boom boom room (side B) by Palaye Royale

    36. Winston Nips

      Yeah I like this album in some spots but I’m getting pretty tired of artists filling albums with filler. Maybe all that noise means something to them but to me it’s just like droning nonsense while I wait for the next song to start

    37. NanoBot05

      This album was weird, most of time it was just noise. With a few moments of actual music, and I’m confused how so many love this album. I love Donald but I am pretty disappointed

    38. Otsile Modiselle

      This project's sloppiness is only limited to the marketing, if you ask me. Unlike melon, I felt it was an enjoyable listen.

    39. GameRealm

      32.22 is a tribal song

    40. GameRealm

      This man is lost.

    41. Elagabalus

      Not this biggest fan of this album, just not my style, but this felt way too harsh.

    42. vardaan nayar

      I’d disagree, these songs are awesome. But, to each his own.

    43. Charlie Haycock

      Nope to you on this, amazing album

    44. Callum Barrett

      Not often I disagree with your reviews, but I really like this album 🤷🏼‍♂️

    45. sean islander


      1. orland malon

        You don't expect a critic is going to be condescending?

    46. sean islander

      Man I unsubbed peacefully and stopped watching instead of angering myself seeing wack reviews but I was like nah this new CG album is so good even fantano will like it. Once again I’m annoyed. I’m not surprised but still disappointed.

      1. 2close4missiles

        My guy you need to learn to deal with different opinions.

    47. Banana Bread

      I’m gonna say a decent to a strong false rating

    48. Justin Cruz

      ngl I kinda disagree here my man I thought the album was neat. I'll give it another listen but I guess I clicked pretty well with this one.

    49. Adrian to be remembered tho

      That album cover hits deep

    50. donte

      I didn't care for this album at all BUT the way you so eloquently trash music with a straight face is hilarious LMAO!

    51. ay_dee_an

      So you’re telling me, all his songs sound like shotty distorted versions of other musicians songs, and very lazily put together? And you didn’t think to interpret that as commentary

    52. Veillie Starr


    53. Mario Gengar

      I love Donald Glover a lot. Before he was acting, I watched his stand up and listened to his first two albums. Then he did acting and I loved it just as much. Awaken your Love is amazing and his 2018 singles were bops. But Jesus man this album is wack. I agree with Anthony here, it really needs a redo.

    54. Jake Letizia

      I disagree Gary. I disagree.

    55. Abe Froman

      I hate childish gambino. But this album is pretty fire if you give it the time. Love the melon but he's wrong. It bumbs. Donald Glover trying to be Kanye and Andre 3000.

    56. James Roberts

      Is this a childish album or a Glover album?

    57. Rameez Mufto

      disagree with this review completely, some bangers in this album, also shows the growth and the vulnerability Gambino has felt in the last couple of years, as he refers to his father, and his self love. This album is a gateway for his fans to understand his life and what he went through. Each beat and song is a description of how he is feeling and he is showing us his life story in an experimental perspective no other artist has in the last decade has.

    58. I’m too lazy to come up with a clever name

      On the parts about how Gambino didn’t develop the ideas explored in the album well enough, I could agree. But goddamn man the sounds weren’t that bad, 19.10’s a fucking banger, Why Go to the Party (forgot the number title) was a neat track. A lot of undeserved hate here.

    59. Kayla Lee

      I love childish Gambino but this album is trash 😳

      1. Trading Cards And More

        Kayla Lee fake fan

    60. UrBoi ColinTheKing

      Felt the same, just wanted know if everyone else was just as disappointed

    61. Jason Hatcher

      Getting a lot of the Prince references, it feels like a modern Black Album. I think we're disagreeing on whether or not that is a good thing.

    62. r v

      Was not Was Dinosaur for Doomers ? Bwhahaha brilliant!

    63. Durkio B

      This is what happens when an artists feels like he’s so big he has to do something different. All we wanted was a simple childish gambino album lol

      1. GameRealm

        why would we want that we want a childish gambino album there's a difference

    64. Mindbreakerz

      Good review, but you didn't have to remove 37 points because there wasn't a song named 9.11

    65. DL L

      This is my favorite work from Gambino so far. I respect your opinion, man, but the melon has gone bad with this one. 🤗 🍈 😷

    66. quedronol

      gray flannel means "this opinion does not matter."

    67. Official Jaywillproductions

      Yooo 19.10 is a banger bruh, u set the bar way to high bruh

    68. John Smith

      Everything about this guy is corny. His opinion of anything rap or hip hop doesnt really matter.

    69. Oreos Oreos

      Anthony man, this is definitely not as bad as a 4! And the fact that the sole reason you gave it a four was because gambino is too childish!? Despicable

    70. Cabin Fever

      I disagree with you on this. To each their own and all that but I really like this album personally. You similarly panned BTI and that went on to be one of the most loved albums of the decade.

    71. Isaiah Dandridge

      19.10 is fire Fantano tweaked

    72. Wafi Wafi

      yeah but this entire album would be trippy when high

    73. 3030 CEDAR

      Thank you for railing this album. Algorhythm infected my ears

    74. Jax W

      This is my problem with this channel, but I know that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so here’s mine: his entire review is based solely on the production and his own personal opinion of the music he reviews. He greatly overlooks lyrics and deeper messages behind songs unless they’re obviously laid out in front of him by the artist. He then expresses his views and opinion as if they are fact that “this isn’t a good song” or claiming that songs/albums are simply a “complete mess”. While I concede that this is true for this album, what he misses however, is that utter chaos is the point of this album. Between the timing of the release, the cover art in the original website, and the lyrics of individual songs; it is clear that this is a reflection of the state of society while the Coronavirus spreads around the globe. The chaotic and dark lyrics are a clear calling of what is happing in every community around the globe - yet he has no mention of even the virus in this video which people have concluded is why the album was released on March 15th. He makes no connection to the deeper messages in his previous work besides the obvious track This Is America. Even Feels Like Summer has a blatantly obvious message behind it which he greatly overlooked in his first and now second review. I personally find that his reviews are often shallow and come down to whether or not the album meets his expectations rather than judging them based on quality. That is how you express an opinion without stating it as a fact. Just thought I’d post my two-bits here... Edit: I'm in no way saying Fantano is wrong nor am I saying his reviews are bad. I am simply questioning the way he conveys his opinions, as well as how much research actually goes into his reviews.

    75. Ethan Crauwels

      This album was a complete letdown

    76. Charlie Flores

      This album was ass

    77. Imago

      The flannel is a confusing red

    78. playboi carti's sock

      I like u and all Anthony, but please stop screaming the n-word or the white supremacy speech when we play minecraft together on xbox.

    79. Aaronstark19

      This video is a great sequel to Glover on the N64

    80. NathanaelWiebe

      i actually really liked it, ill keep listening while see how my opinion develops. Probably the review I disagree with most but i cant completely explain why i like it.