Music Album Review: B.o.B - Ether (7/10)

Self-awareness is evident in Ether, B.o.B’s newly released fourth studio effort, as he confronts personal struggles varying from acceptance to depression. From the gecko, the listener is thrown into the artist’s mind as the album opens with “Fan Mail,” a brutally blunt piece that reflects upon the criticism and expectations that B.o.B has encountered in his career. Throughout the album, B.o.B demonstrates his confidence, exploring challenging topics such as alienation in “E.T.,” black America in “Peace Piece” with Big K.R.I.T, and drug addiction in “Substance Abuse.” Ether is B.o.B’s assured and determined declaration that he has returned and is here to stay.

Released by: No Genre/EMPIRE
Producer: Various