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Jamie xx - "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" (ft. Young Thug & Popcaan)

The song gets dirty, but listeners will feel their grimy lives cleansed by the Persuasions samples.

Dustin Ragucos: Aside from being great music to set up a trailer for a new Grand Theft Auto game, "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" will allow one to remember Kanye West's great "Good Life" and then almost immediately forget about its existence. The vocals and electronics are so attached to each other that stripping one of those factors will rip the life force from the track. The song gets dirty, but listeners will feel their grimy lives cleansed by the Persuasions samples. [9/10]

Kevin Korber: Young Thug makes most things better, even one of the best tracks off of Jamie xx’s overrated-but-still-pretty-good album. [7/10]

John Garratt: Spoiled pop stars use Auto-tune to tell us about their good times. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous never really went away, it just morphed into crap like this. [3/10]

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