Hotel Diablo

Machine Gun Kelly - Hotel Diablo
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 164 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1311
Liked by 4 people
July 5, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Bad Boy, Interscope / Label
Pop Rap / Genres
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Less aggressive than the 2018 trap EP Binge and more pop-savvy than 2017 predecessor Bloom, Hotel Diablo presents MGK's melding of rap and rock in seamless fashion with balance and finesse.


Even an allusion to the rapper's highly publicised beef with Emimen can't lift this lumpen retread of weary, tried-and-tested rap-rock tropes.

UPDATEEE : Fuck it. this thing actually bops. If it wasn't for Marshall y'all would be praising the shit outta this.

I listened to this early because I somehow got super curious about whether MGK would deliver another generic slog with pop and rock hints like bloom, or he would deliver an extension of the annoying wannabe SoundCloud sad rapper mixtape that Binge was, because there is no way he would actually make a good album.
Well, Hotel Diablo was tending to my first guess
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Opening track "Sex Drive" is an amazing way to start an album!
Was also pleasently surprised for most of the rest of the album as I had no high expectations.
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This album starts off decent and just gets worse and worse as it goes along. I can appreciate that his lyrics this time around are less bitter but some of the more sentimental tracks just come off as "I'm a sad alcoholic who doesn't know how to love." I hate to admit that el Diablo goes kinda hard and Glass House along with Burning Memories provide some interesting lyrics. I don't really see the point of some of the cringe-worthy skits though, especially when they take place directly ... read more
It's really sad that mfs are judging this with the eminem beef bias on this album. Like seriously y'all niggas need to put that shit aside and actually listen to the album for what it is cuz this is some of MGK's best work. everything from the rock influenced hip hop beats to his hard hitting lyrics about the consequences of being rapper and father, fame, and depression. This is MGK at his best

Tracklist Ranking
1. Hollywood Whore - 10/10
2. Glass House - 10/10
3. el Diablo - 9/10
4. Roulette ... read more
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Track List

  1. Sex Drive
  2. el Diablo
  3. Hollywood Whore
  4. Glass House (feat. Naomi Wild)
  5. Burning Memories (feat. Lil Skies)
  6. A Message From the Count
  7. Floor 13
  8. Roulette
  9. Truck Norris Interlude
  10. Death In My Pocket
  11. Candy (feat. Trippie Redd)
  12. Waste Love (feat. Madison Love)
  13. 5:3666 (Feat. Phem)
  14. I Think I'm OKAY
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Added on: June 29, 2019