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SHINE might just be Wale's most commercial album to date. There's some undeniably catchy stuff on here and he still displays some excellent lyrical ability but it suffers greatly from a lack of balance and his music loses much of his identity. When he finally figures out how to stop worrying about everyone else's opinions and just worries about making himself happy, then we'll get that definitive Wale album. This is not it.