soul searching

Bazzi - soul searching
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Based on 35 ratings
2019 Ratings: #604
August 8, 2019 / Release Date
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MothaOfMotha12
27
I'm peeling the skin off my face
KnifeTrick
41
Writing = 👎

I think the only reason that I don't like this album (or mixtape) is that Bazzi's soulful vocals (and his dumb attempt to sound hip) don't mix well with these heavy trap beats.
And for some reason, every song has that one terrible stand out that completely breaks the song.
The features were probably boring. I'm not familiar with 6LACK's work but he sounds obnoxious af on Fallin, and 21 Savage just sounds so flaccid on Focus that it's pretty hilarious.

Nice to hear the beat from ... read more
Leo_AV
63
With Bazzi everything is so easy, his songs do not last more than 3 minutes and I love that. Mixtape or Album is so ridiculous to me, because not only does it launch it as an album, but that's something else. Here it sounds totally musically different from COSMIC, songs for 16 year old girls no longer sound, they sound more toward a more adult audience. Although I get to tolerate this new style that he is taking, he does not catch me as much as his previous album, which was more pop, so ... read more
Paty08
68
I wish I could say that this project was short but sweet but the truth is that it's a very incosistent album since most of the songs seemed pretty generic and very mainstream influenced. The best three songs were the last three which thankfully it only took about twenty minutes to reach.
HalfsourDyl
73
Bazzi lost some of his identity on Soul Searching, as the majority of this tape sounds like other artists, but it still ends up being enjoyable. It's hard to explain what about Bazzi's material works for me, but the biggest factor is the production. His songs are always just detailed and clean enough so that they are as catchy and light as possible. At the end of the day, it's fun pop music and that's what matters the most.

I like the more personal direction in the content. It might not be ... read more
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Added on: August 8, 2019