Therapy Session

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Therapy Session
Therapy Session by NF.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 22, 2016 (2016-04-22)
GenreChristian hip hop
LabelCapitol CMG
Producer
NF chronology
Mansion
(2015)
Therapy Session
(2016)
Perception
(2017)
Singles from Therapy Session
  1. "Intro 2"
    Released: 2016
  2. "I Just Wanna Know"
    Released: 2016
  3. "Real"
    Released: 2016

Therapy Session is the second studio album by American Christian hip hop artist NF. Capitol Christian Music Group released the album on April 22, 2016.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
CCM Magazine4/5 stars[3]
The Christian Beat4.9/5[4]
Highlight Magazine4/5[5]
Jesus Freak Hideout3.5/5 stars[6]
4.5/5 stars[7]
3.5/5 stars[8]
4/5 stars[9]
4/5 stars[10]
Reel Gospel4.5/5[11]

Indicating in a four star review at CCM Magazine, Matt Conner writes, "fortunately NF digs deeper on an impressive second album."[3] David Craft, allotting the album three and a half stars from Jesus Freak Hideout, believes, "In no way is NF lacking in talent or creativity, but he could afford to exercise a tad more patience. This album doesn't seem quite ready for release, evidenced by the short, one-year gap between Mansion and Therapy Session. Regardless, NF has blown past the sophomore slump, creating a project well-worth listening to."[6] Awarding the album four and a half stars at Jesus Freak Hideout, Kevin Hoskins writes, "Many are not going to like the pure raw emotions here, but I am a fan of someone who can offer something outside of the box and this fits that bill perfectly."[7] Mark Rice, rating the album three and a half stars for Jesus Freak Hideout, states, "Personally, I'm ambivalent towards NF's approach, but it makes for a good, thoughtful, and memorable listen. I do hope. however, for NF's sake, that he experiences some personal growth before his next album so another dark excursion isn't necessary."[8]

Giving the album four stars from Jesus Freak Hideout, Lucas Munachen describes, "Therapy Session, is a strong step forward and delves into even darker themes....Therapy Session may be one of the year's most memorable rap albums, but I have a feeling it only scratches the surface of NF's talent."[9] Christopher Smith, allocating the album a four star review for Jesus Freak Hideout, believes, "Therapy Session is a rewarding and refreshingly honest listen if you can embrace it" where " The solid bars, simplistic yet cinematic production, and honest songwriting make this a solid and memorable sophomore release."[10] Haley Black, indicating in a four out of five review at Highlight Magazine, says, "He bellows powerfully, building momentum, projecting his path as a musician and reliving the judgements that his career is meaningless."[5] Signaling in a 4.5 out of five review for Reel Gospel, Carlin Doyle states, "dark and intense, but real."[11] Chris Major, rating the album a 4.9 out of five, writes, "Therapy Session addresses the grief, regret, and anger stockpiled in Mansion, hitting home with NF's intense lyrics and undisputed honesty."[4]

David Jeffries of Allmusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, praising the album for its "theatrical production" and described the album as "chock-full of raw emotions and honesty".[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

Therapy Session debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200 selling 29,184 album-equivalent units in the first week.[12] It also charted at number 1 on the Christian Albums Chart and number 1 on the Rap Albums chart. As of October 2017, it sold 122,000 copies in the United States.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro 2"
Tommee Profitt3:15
2."Therapy Session"
  • Feuerstein
  • Profitt
Tommee Profitt5:31
3."I Just Wanna Know"
  • Feuerstein
  • Profitt
Tommee Profitt3:46
4."How Could You Leave Us"
  • Feuerstein
  • Profitt
Tommee Profitt5:22
5."Breathe"
  • Feuerstein
  • Profitt
  • Lauren Strahm
Tommee Profitt4:19
6."Real"
Garcia4:23
7."Oh Lord"
  • Feuerstein
  • Garcia
Garcia3:18
8."I Can Feel It"
  • Feuerstein
  • Profitt
Tommee Profitt3:53
9."Got You on My Mind"
  • Feuerstein
  • Garcia
Garcia4:01
10."Grindin'" (featuring Marty of Social Club)
Tommee Profitt4:37
11."Wish You Wouldn't"
Ingram4:46
12."Statement"
  • Feuerstein
  • Garcia
  • Ingram
  • Garcia
  • Ingram
3:10
13."All I Do"
  • Feuerstein
  • Garcia
Garcia3:48
14."Lost in the Moment" (featuring Jonathan Thulin)
Tommee Profitt4:02
Total length:55:71

Awards and nominations[edit]

GMA Dove Awards

Year Award Result
2016 Best Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year Won

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[14] 43
US Billboard 200[15] 12
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[16] 1
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[17] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Daniels (February 12, 2015). "NF reveals release date of new album 'Therapy Session'". Rapzilla. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Jeffries, David (May 16, 2016). "NF – 'Therapy Session' album review". Allmusic. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Conner, Matt (May 16, 2016). "NF – 'Therapy Session' album review". CCM Magazine. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Major, Chris (April 30, 2016). "NF's "Therapy Session" Confronts Reality With Undisputed Honesty". The Christian Beat. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Black, Haley (April 21, 2016). "Review: NF – 'Therapy Session'". Highlight Magazine. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Craft, David (May 4, 2016). "NF, "Therapy Session" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Hoskins, Kevin (April 20, 2016). "NF, "Therapy Session" Second Staff Opinion Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Rice, Mark (April 22, 2016). "NF, "Therapy Session" JFH Staff's Additional 2 Cents Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  9. ^ a b Munachen, Lucas (April 25, 2016). "NF, "Therapy Session" JFH Staff's Additional 2 Cents Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Smith, Christopher (May 3, 2016). "NF, "Therapy Session" JFH Staff's Additional 2 Cents Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  11. ^ a b Doyle, Carlin (April 26, 2016). "Album Review: NF – Therapy Session". Reel Gospel. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  12. ^ Daniels, David (May 3, 2016). "NF's new album 'Therapy Session' makes impressive debut on Billboard". rapzilla. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  13. ^ Caulfield, Keith (October 16, 2017). "NF Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Perception'". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  14. ^ "NF – Chart history". Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for NF. Retrieved May 3, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  15. ^ "NF – Chart history". Billboard 200 for NF. Retrieved May 3, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  16. ^ "NF – Chart history". Billboard Christian Albums for NF. Retrieved May 3, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  17. ^ "NF – Chart history". Billboard Top Rap Albums for NF. Retrieved May 3, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)