Travis Scott - ASTROWORLD
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2018 Ratings: #55 / 611
User Score
Based on 653 ratings
2018 Ratings: #214
August 3, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Epic, Grand Hustle / Label
Trap Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME

The rapper has produced a lush, complex, extraordinarily accomplished album that invites us mere mortals to peer in at his life behind the velvet rope.

100
The Independent
26-year-old artist offers a futuristic record with virtually flawless production, that lingers on the mind long after the final track.
90
Exclaim!

Astroworld finally hit the Earth like a meteor, and it's an epic ride for the senses riddled with illustrious features, heavyweight production and is the most polished Travis Scott has ever been.

90
Highsnobiety

Astroworld will be remembered as the moment Travis Scott produced a piece of music worthy of the riots he is capable of inducing.

85
The 405
The album is a world to itself, endlessly explorable.
85
GIGsoup

Never missing a beat, a synth, a feature, a voice. Overall, Astroworld is an amazing project and if we were to rank all of Travis Scott’s projects, this album is number one.

84
HipHopDX
As an overall product, it’s a brilliant tapestry of subtle elements that position the 26-year-old virtuoso as the closest thing his generation has to Kanye West-level album curation.
80
XXL

While Astroworld has some slight flaws, the project is Travis' best, most-progressive and most-well-rounded album to date. Hip-hop’s token rager is becoming a truly unstoppable force.

80
The Line of Best Fit

By emphasizing his vocal performances and finding the best middle ground he ever has with his bevy of superstar collaborators, he’s made Astroworld a theme park worth revisiting whether you came in as a stan or a skeptic.

80
Drowned in Sound

His third studio album, Astroworld, feels like the grand opening of a vision that took a half-decade to perfect, still using the same psychedelic synth warps, diamond-cut drums, and reptilian hooks that initially skyrocketed him to stardom.

80
AllMusic

Astroworld undoubtedly feels more like a spectacle than did Birds in the Trap.

78
Pitchfork
Travis Scott’s third album is inarguably his strongest to date. His skill as a curator helps sculpt a sticky, humid, psychedelic world with dazzling production and odd pleasures at every turn.
75
Northern Transmissions
On his new record, Scott goes above and beyond in finding new sounds for the genre, using collaborations interestingly and pushing the limits. The passion and sense of exploring is definitely there, but the album is also uneven and bloated track-wise.
75
Entertainment Weekly

Astroworld maximizes Scott’s strengths in ways that, for once, don’t feel like his ambitions are out-sizing him.

75
Consequence of Sound

The music might take your breath away, if the worst of the lyrics don’t make you roll your eyes. He’s very good at what he’s good at, but he’s not what you’d call well-rounded.

74
Sputnikmusic
Even if Astroworld isn’t the year’s best rap album, then it certainly feels, looks like, and seems like it is.
70
The Needle Drop

Travis Scott continues pushing the psychedelic boundaries of trap on Astroworld, but doesn't quite stick the landing.

70
Rolling Stone

In the sixth year of his career, Astroworld marks the first time that his music has actually matched the aspirations of his art-crunk bluster, rock-star stage dives and aisle-crossing fashions.

70
Spectrum Culture

To equate it to America’s most reliable big-budget form of entertainment: it’s not great the way The Dark Knight is but in the way Thor: Ragnarok is. It doesn’t work because of truth and depth and pathos but because the right people and a big enough budget came together to make something spectacularly entertaining.

BradTasteMusic
34
I tried to not compare this to Rodeo, and It is tough. Rodeo is one of my favorite rap albums, and quite possibly the best Trap Rap album of the decade. I had high hopes going into this album, but it just lacks focus and structure. I feels like a collection of confused, mixed quality trap bangers.

I heard this album when Fantano was listening in a discord, and I couldn't see the track listing at the time. Without seeing the trackless, this album will seem like it has way more songs than the 17 ... read more
Pamford45
90
First Rating [90]: I'm quite impressed honestly. Before going in into this I expected the album to be a cinematic experience like Rodeo or just a collection of trap bangers like Birds in the Trap. I loved both of these albums, but Astroworld really felt different for me, like a combination of both and a bit of something new.

Rodeo was a truly iconic album for me (100) and I consider a bunch of songs on it the best of his discography (Nightcrawler, 90210, 3500, Pray 4 Love, Never Catch Me, Oh ... read more
Jaronmeister
64
The production is incredible, the atmosphere is most certainly there and almost all of the features bring out the best in themselves, but the lyrics aren't always oustanding and the amount of memorable moments is a little bit sparse. Definitely great if you need some bangin' tunes to listen to with the boys, tho 🤙🤙
AZIZ
87
Subject to change.

The Preamble:
I am way too excited. So much so that I might get disappointed. Please don't fail me, Travis.

The Review:
Did Travis invent psychedelic trap? Yes. This album while not as good as Rodeo, is the proper successor rather than BITTSM. The production on this thing amazing to groundbreaking. My main gripe with this project is that it wasn't dark enough. The day cover artwork for this album makes sense now. Travis has improved tremendously as a lyricist also. Coffee ... read more
Z.Younk
74
Travis just knows how to sound excellent over anything, and consistently kills it. The faults here likely fall on the label, and heavily studio-influenced sound. Travis excels over darker sounding more ambient synths that also play well in the whip or club, whereas much of the production here, while intricate and well-done, is brighter sounding and easily more pop accessible. (just look at the features: Drake, Swae Lee, Juice WRLD, Weeknd, Nav, Tame Impala)
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Track List

  1. STARGAZING
  2. CAROUSEL
  3. SICKO MODE
  4. R.I.P SCREW
  5. STOP TRYING TO BE GOD
  6. NO BYSTANDERS
  7. SKELETONS
  8. WAKE UP
  9. 5% TINT
  10. NC-17
  11. ASTROTHUNDER
  12. YOSEMITE
  13. CAN'T SAY
  14. WHO? WHAT!
  15. BUTTERFLY EFFECT
  16. HOUSTONFORNICATION
  17. COFFEE BEAN
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Added on: May 3, 2018