Kris Wu - Antares
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 19 ratings
November 2, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ace Unit Culture, Interscope / Label
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As promising Kris Wu seemed, and although I will be bumping this as an alternative to other trap, hip hop albums this year (Lil Boat 2, Ot 17, and Die Lit to name a few), I must say Antares is a disappointment to my expectations. My expectations were already moderate despite my intrigue to his single Like That, but I guess a part of me deep down was wanting something that would standout that called back to EXO and other Korean groups. A final thought: It's not as bad as critics make it out to ... read more
Plz respect the ears of your listeners, Kris.
I'm sorry, Kris, but this is pretty bad. This album is full of missed chances, and it's really sad. Kris had literally so many hints at talent, and so many promising moments from his singles and EXO verses— moments that when compared to Antares makes you wonder what the hell happened. There's a few moments where he uses his original (good) flow, but those moments get overshadowed by the trap-basd mumble-rap mess that is 80% of the album.

Best songs:

Tian Di (87)
Tough Pill (84)
Freedom ... read more
Pleasantly surprised with this album. Nothing special but not bad either.

Favorite Track: November Rain

Least Favorite Track: Tian Di
Kris Wu is pretty talented, but the songwriting on here and the rapping leaves a lot to be desired. The production on here is great but Kris Wu isn't exactly the greatest songwriter or rapper. The English songs (only ones I can really speak on) had some very generic and uninspired lyrics, so much so that I was getting bored halfway through the song. Overall, this was good but nothing great. There were some great songs hidden among the more mediocre ones.
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Track List

  1. Antares
  2. November Rain
  3. Coupe (feat. Rich The Kid)
  4. Tough Pill
  5. We Alive
  6. Selfish
  7. Tian Di
  8. Freedom (feat. Jhené Aiko)
  9. Explore
  10. Like That
  11. Hold Me Down
  12. Deserve (feat. Travis Scott)
  13. Tough Pill
  14. Hold Me Down
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Added on: October 22, 2018