- Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the Southern California artist features guest appearances from André 3000, Brandy, Nate Dogg, Sonyae Elise, Lalah Hathaway, Smokey Robinson, and Jazmine Sullivan.
- Record Label: Aftermath
- Genre(s): R&B, West Coast Rap, Alternative R&B
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Apr 25, 2019Coming across as a familiar yet fresh sound, like a reconciliation of a past lover, Ventura’s soulful presence was crafted by time. Memorable and intimate from the start, Ventura completes Oxnard, as Malibu did to Venice; tying up all loose ends and graciously ready for the next chapter.
Apr 13, 2019wonderful album and an instant classic, maybe even better than Malibu (if that is even possible?). modern soul which takes the best of the oldwonderful album and an instant classic, maybe even better than Malibu (if that is even possible?). modern soul which takes the best of the old and mixes in some new with sick hooks and slick production. i can't stop listening to it.… Expand
Apr 16, 2019Oxnard was pretty good, but some of the features stole the show, this is more of what .Paak does best, the only thing we need now is a properOxnard was pretty good, but some of the features stole the show, this is more of what .Paak does best, the only thing we need now is a proper follow-up to NxWorries' Yes Lawd!… Expand
Apr 16, 2019This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I loved this one, but it's a little odd to hear more of the same. I do enjoy every song (especially Come Home with Andre 3000, and King James, shoutout to the bar about taking a knee) but it's not AMAZING as it could be if Anderson .Paak would take it into a new direction. But don't let that stop you from listening to it. This album is bloody amazing.… Expand
Apr 15, 2019Not quite as soulful as Malibu when it wants to and neither does it have the same hits, furthermore not as hard hitting as Oxnard's bangers. INot quite as soulful as Malibu when it wants to and neither does it have the same hits, furthermore not as hard hitting as Oxnard's bangers. I feel like Anderson tries to please both fans at the same time, but most of us are the same- i would rather have i Oxnard or Malibu by itself than this half measure.
Although i might seem very harsh i did enjoy the album a lot. Both singles are good, especially make it better which is up there with the hits from Malibu. Jet Black, Come home and winner circle are all really good songs. But i think Anderson would've benefited from working a little longer on this project, for it to feel like a fully fleshed out soul/ jazz rap album that he wants to create. I feel like his best music still lies ahead, with 3 or 4 standout songs from Ventura and Oxnard, Malibu is impeccable for the most part.
I feel like a light to a decent 8 on this one.
Favourite songs: Make it better, jet black, king James, come home… Expand
May 15, 2019"Ventura" is another confident collection of songs from the music-making-machine known as Anderson .Paak. How he releases so many high quality"Ventura" is another confident collection of songs from the music-making-machine known as Anderson .Paak. How he releases so many high quality songs at such a large quantity is still mysterious.… Expand
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