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Every Song From Future's 'High Off Life' Album Ranked: Critic's Pick

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Meredith Jenks

Future photographed on Feb. 26, 2017 at Photopia in Miami.

Pluto has landed. Future dropped off his eighth studio LP High Off Life on Friday (May 15). Following an announcement at the top of the week, Super then revealed the stacked track list to the effort, which features assists from Drake, Lil Durk, Young Thug, Travis Scott, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Lil Uzi Vert, Meek Mill and more.

Memes began to flood Twitter timelines across the globe, as antsy fans awaited the arrival of The WZRD follow-up. High Off Life also welcomes the return of 56 Nights partner-in-crime DJ Esco, who serves as the executive producer for the new set.

After sifting through the 70-minute project, check out our song rankings below.

21. "Too Comfortable"

One of many Southside beats gracing the project, but each one has been utilizing different instrumentation for Future to take off on. Hendrix whispers between banjo licks about how girls can't get too comfortable around him because they can easily be disposed of. In reality, he's gotten too comfortable with extended albums, and this could've been a track cut out.

20. "Pray for a Key"

While Future prayed for a key as a youngster, we're currently praying for a cure. Super plays off of his countless days trapping out the bando before his rap career skyrocketed. He says he's about to go "berserk" on the track, but falls a little short.

19. "Harlem Shake" Featuring Young Thug

Much like the Super Slimey duo's "D4L" collab with Drake from the 6 God's Dark Lane Demo Tapes, the "Harlem Shake" instrumental sounds best suited to be soundtracking a movie scene. Outside of a single name-drop from Future, the title is misleading and "Harlem Shake" could've stayed in the vault, as the ATL trailblazers are capable of much better together.

18. "HiTek Tek"

This is just vintage Future taking a couple of words that flow well together and flipping a short phrase into an entire song. Not that every Hendrix record is bubbling with "substance," but the slurry ATL Jacob-produced tune finds Future in cruise control.

17. "One of My"

A unique approach from Future here: One by one, Hendrix runs through naming some sort of vice pertaining to every single person from his entourage and doesn't waver a bit with his honesty. From catching bodies and selling drugs, to scammer of the year, he still seems proud of those he came out of the mud with.

16. "Life Is Good (Remix)" Featuring Drake, Lil Baby & DaBaby

Future continues his winning streak by skating on the OZ production with a fresh extended verse. Drizzy's contributions remain the same, but Lil Baby and DaBaby's additions take away from the original's authenticity.

15. "Ridin Strikers"

Essentially two songs in one, as an interlude makes use of audio from a news report of a local bank robbery and sends Future into a new direction with sparse production. Super recognizes his love for toxic romance and even gains some street cred with the Game of Thrones crowd for that King Joffrey shout-out. With an album boasting 20-plus tracks, songs like "Ridin Strikers" end up being glanced over.

14. "Touch The Sky"

Southside paves the way with an ominous instrumental for Future to drive his Maybach right through. An inspired Future touches on familiar topics like keeping his women in designer and his own wrists icy. Super and the 808 Mafia producer could have another heater on their hands with this extravagant two-minute speeding bullet.

13. "Posted With Demons"

Future blames the troublesome environment of Lil Mexico he was brought up in for the demons in his life. Super is also very blunt about his savage ways when it comes to courting women. Whether it's the "baddest b---h," an "average b---h" or a devil worshipper, Future gives "zero f--ks." With a purring violin in the background, this still seems more of a plea to a specific person rather than a cry for help.

12. "Outer Space Bih"

There's a palpable aroma in the air when Future's rhymes mix with icy piano keys. Pluto already echoed "you do what you want when you're popping" back on WATTBA's "Jersey," and nearly five years later, not much has changed. "I ain't never gonna change I'm worth a hundred mill," he boasts. "Outer Space Bih" lands somewhere in the middle when it's all said and done.

11. "Trapped in the Sun"

Future welcomes listeners into High Off Life with a cinematic introduction looking inward to the current state of his superstar life. The 36-year-old then runs through his fleet of exotic whips and recalls his trapping roots, but reminds kids,"I can't be a role model, because I'm a trapping king." "Trapped in the Sun" serves as just a sip of Future's purple drank and gets fans locked in for what's to come.

10. "Tycoon"

The ATL native popped back up from quarantine at the end of March with his lone solo single for the project. Hendrix glides over the DY Krazy and Wheezy production while reflecting on detractors hating on him for his success, as he touches on his gritty roots coming up from the trenches of Lil Mexico. The sanguine tune debuted at No. 76 on the Hot 100.

9. "Hard to Choose One"

When you're Future, it's apparently hard to choose just one partner. After sending off heartfelt appreciation posts for each of his baby mothers on Mother's Day, Hendrix candidly gets back to business. "But I'm at my best when I'm runnin' through models," he raps. Honesty can go a long way, and his current bae Lori Harvey gives the tune her stamp of approval.

8. "100 Shooters" Featuring Meek Mill & Doe Boy

"100 Shooters" dates back all the way to July 2019, but somehow found its way onto High Off Life. A traditional trap banger from Future, which finds him running the three-man weave with Meek Mill and Freebandz Gang's Doe Boy over a concoction of thumping Tay Keith 808s and a tuneful flute. Bars like, "F--k the b---h, broke her heart, she think we still dating" let us know the toxic Future we love is here to stay.

7. "Trillionaire" Featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again

With Future and YoungBoy exchanging painful croons, hood war stories and starry production, our heart breaks being reminded of Hendrix teaming up with an emerging Juice WRLD for their syrupy Wrld on Drugs joint mixtape. The somber "Trillionaire" is a tale of perseverance and a bona fide stand-out from High Off Life.

6. "Up the River"

Future is a man of many hats. Here, he juggles roles as a kingpin and hustler, all of while poetically narrating his memoir. Will-A-Fool's string-laden production and Hendrix's ad-libs play the perfect backdrop to make his raspy verses hit even harder. This is a beat that you could've easily seen Tupac pouring his heart out over in the mid-'90s.

5. "Life Is Good" Featuring Drake

Future and Drake reunited to set the tone for the new decade with "Life Is Good" (things in the world have since gone, uh, pretty bad). The explosive combination hasn't lost a step since their acclaimed What a Time to Be Alive joint project in 2015, as fans are still holding out hope for a follow-up collab effort in the near future. "Life Is Good" would've notched Future his first No. 1 hit if not for Roddy Ricch's ubiquitous hit "The Box," which held firm in front of the OVO x FBG duo for eight consecutive weeks.

4. "All Bad" Featuring Lil Uzi Vert

On the heels of teaming up on LUV vs. The World 2's "Wassup," Hendrix locks in another spacey collab with the eccentric Philly star. "All Bad" finds Future entering Uzi's alternate universe and putting his squeaky flow to use, as he dishes about making women's dreams turn to reality, like the time he was messing around with his neighbor's friend.

3. "Last Name" Featuring Lil Durk

The sobering "Last Name" was released back in November, but the positive reception carried it all the way to Future's HOL six months later. The pair of rhymers wax poetic, with stories about women trying to use them for their last names and other paternity issues. With Durkio in Atlanta full-time and a few collabs under their belts, nobody would object to the idea of a menacing joint project from two voices of the trenches.

2. "Accepting My Flaws"

A rare sight: some humility from Future. An apologetic Pluto ends the album taking responsibility for his actions and shoots one of Cupid's arrows right at the heart of hip-hop's angel Lori Harvey. "Give me glory, give me Lori, that's victory," he raps while name-dropping his soulmate. Love can make us do incredible things, and Future flexes his pen to put a bow on his eighth LP.

1. "Solitaires" Featuring Travis Scott

Just sit back and let your ears witness greatness on this album standout. "First Off" was one thing, but Hendrix and Trav take things to another level with "Solitaires." Scott jumps into Future's world talking about diamonds and women on the chorus; like the shrewd superstar he is, Future reciprocates the friendly gesture. La Flame ultimately steals the show when taking the baton to deliver a contender for verse of the year, which references his upcoming Air Max 270 collab and nasty nights with Kylie Jenner.

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