Lil Nas X - 7
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
User Score
Based on 535 ratings
2019 Ratings: #561
June 21, 2019 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
Trap Rap, Pop Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

68
HipHopDX

The majority of 7 would make more sense as amusing fake music blasting from a video game jukebox.

65
The Line of Best Fit

In terms of catchy beats and somewhat meaningful lyrics, each song has one or the other, and Lil Nas X just needs a little more time to get them to match up.

60
Rolling Stone

For being an EP whipped together quickly in an effort to beat the one-hit wonder clock, Lil Nas X’s 7 is, above everything, a solid, promising start. Still it leaves more questions than answers about what and who Lil Nas X wants to be.

60
AllMusic
There are enough hooks in this bouquet of confusing-if-passable genre-hopping tracks to keep him on the path to future hits, but nothing comes remotely close to the lightning in a bottle of "Old Town Road"'s accidental perfection.
60
Exclaim!

Despite 7 not being a fantastic project by any measure, the EP proves that Lil Nas X isn't a one-hit wonder and can find longevity in his career as long as he continues to show off his versatility.

60
The Needle Drop

On 7, Lil Nas X shows some admirable versatility while leaving plenty of room for growth.

58
Consequence of Sound

7 is musical Chex Mix — lightweight and best consumed in selective increments, but also strangely addictive.

50
Highsnobiety

When Nas X isn’t singing in his affected Southern twang, his voice is about as flavorful as mayonnaise and prone to crumbling at any given moment.

43
Pitchfork

The songs on the debut EP from the viral rap and country star do not even come close to the pure magic of “Old Town Road.”

Toasterqueen12
93
Before I press play: Kinda weird that Old Town Road is on the album twice. Also why is the remix first but the original last. Weird.

Also I've seen some people complaining that all his songs are short, like that's inherently a bad thing. Small songs can be really good at getting a point across in one direct hit. I:E; Jack Stauber and Tierra Whack.

After Listening: Unironically Great. I'll admit I'm biased But like, I love underdog stories so much. Some kid who spends his days shitposting on ... read more
thomasny18
35
The music industry's cowboy of Old Town Road releases a rushed, half-arsed, underwritten attempt at crafting flavourless, short tunes, designed for the sole purpose of increased streaming numbers and revenue. Hey, money isn't bad. I'm not against the idea of a young, up and coming musician trying to get as much as possible. I'm also not completely against the idea of music being industry pushed. People often shame the idea of industry plants, or at the very least music that is heavily backed by ... read more
PipePanic
64
got the horses up my ass.

So Lil Nas X is a interesting figure in hip hop. His unique blend of country and trap is something that sounds like a novelty act at best. Like, how do you make that sound authentic, interesting, or coherient without sounding like absolute radio sell out garbage? This really was Lil Nas X's make it or break it moment, to see if he could be taken seriously as a stand alone artist.

And it's not awful. It's just fucking weird in both a good way and a bad way.

It's far ... read more
ElectricMess
65
I'm dumbfounded that this has a place in the mainstream but also kind of happy
KingKRoolisBack
78
This EP is dumb, but it’s dumb fun. It’s cool seeing Lil Nas X doing something that isn’t just Old Town Road, I also sort of like that this album is experimental, I mean, it’s no Ween, but still he switch it up. My biggest complaint with this album is that Old Town Road appears two times on this album, don’t get me wrong, it’s a big song, so of course it’s gonna appear on this EP, but two times, he could of easily just replace the one without Billy Ray ... read more
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Track List

  1. Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)
  2. Panini
  3. F9mily (You & Me)
  4. Kick It
  5. Rodeo
  6. Bring U Down
  7. C7osure (You Like)
  8. Old Town Road
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Added on: May 29, 2019