This article talks about Tha Carter IV in the context of Lil Wayne's career and the state of hip-hop. [The Daily]

Sean Fennessey compares Weezy to The Simpsons, explains where the album falls short. [Spin]

Matthew Fiander claims the project is very good, but offers no surprises. [Prefix]

The assessment by Andrew Nosnitsky says that Tunechi's album is all punchlines and lacks any of the key qualities that makes him a great artist. [MTV Hive]

This review asserts that this release is an improvement from Rebirth, but not Wayne's best work. [HipHopDX]

According to Andy Hutchins, the rapper is still chasing his glory days. [The Village Voice]

After reflecting on the 25th anniversary of Paid In Full, this piece calls Tha Carter IV unmemorable. [Grantland]

Jason Lipshutz breaks the album down track by track. [Billboard]

Rob Sheffield compares Wayne to Bob Dylan and says that like Dylan, Weezy had to crash sometime. [Rolling Stone]