Have a Nice Life (album)

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Have a Nice Life
Murs album.jpg
Studio album by Murs
Released May 18, 2015
Genre Hip hop
Length 46:33
Label Strange Music
Producer The Arsonist, Curtiss King, DOC, Danny 'Keys' Perez, Jesse Shatkin, ¡Mayday!
Murs chronology
¡MursDay!
(2014)¡MursDay!2014
Have a Nice Life
(2015)
Captain California
(2017)Captain California2017
Singles from Have a Nice Life
  1. "Okey Dog"
    Released: March 12, 2015
  2. "No More Control"
    Released: April 14, 2015

Have a Nice Life is the ninth studio album by American rapper Murs. The album was released on May 18, 2015, by Strange Music.[1]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media 6.3/10[5]
XXL 4/5 stars (XL)[6]

Upon its release, Have a Nice Life received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75 based on 5 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[2] Andrew Gretchko of HipHopDX said, "And while some may be upset that Murs isn’t the unruly rapper he once was, he’s managed to craft a project that remains true while growing up enough to talk about life in a radiant, maturity tinged glow."[4] Marcus J. Moore of Pitchfork Media said, "As a whole, Have a Nice Life stands as a decent collection of songs that, while palatable, casually floats by in a sea of average beats by Jesse Shatkin, who produced much of the album."[5] Kellan Miller of XXL stated, "The overt push for mainstream appeal on Murs For President too often posited the California native outside his comfort zone, sometimes yielding mediocre results. But while the instrumentals have a poppy edge, on Have A Nice Life Murs utilizes the full arsenal of his skills to craft an album with the same passion as an artist introducing himself to the world for the first time."[6]

Track listing

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Have a Nice Life" Thee Arsonist 3:30
2. "Surprises" (featuring Ryan "Myagi" Evans) Bernz, Gianni Ca$h & Danny Perez 2:50
3. "Mi Corazon" Jesse Shatkin 3:31
4. "Woke Up Dead" Jesse Shatkin 2:56
5. "P T S D" (featuring E-40) Curtiss King 3:15
6. "Okey Dog" Jesse Shatkin 3:18
7. "Pussy And Pizza" Jesse Shatkin 3:17
8. "Two Step" (featuring King Fantastic) Jesse Shatkin 3:06
9. "No More Control" (featuring MNDR) Jesse Shatkin 3:49
10. "Skatin Through The City" Plex Luthor 3:20
11. "Anyways" Jesse Shatkin 3:09
12. "The Worst" ¡Mayday! 3:15
13. "Black Girls Be Like" Gianni Ca$h 3:11
14. "I Miss Mikey" Jesse Shatkin 3:46
Total length: 46:33

Charts

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 94
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 11
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[9] 12

References

  1. ^ "Have a Nice Life by Murs on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-10-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for Have a Nice Life by Murs". Metacritic. 2015-05-19. Retrieved 2015-10-02. 
  3. ^ David Jeffries (2015-04-21). "Have a Nice Life - Murs | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-02. 
  4. ^ a b Gretchko, Andrew (2015-05-18). "Murs - Have A Nice Life". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-10-02. 
  5. ^ a b "Murs: Have a Nice Life | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2015-05-27. Retrieved 2015-10-02. 
  6. ^ a b "Murs Flexes His Many Talents on 'Have a Nice Life'". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2015-10-02. 
  7. ^ "Murs Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  8. ^ "Murs Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  9. ^ "Murs Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
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