Hollywood's Bleeding

Post Malone - Hollywood's Bleeding
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2019 Ratings: #559 / 757
User Score
2019 Ratings: #1231
Liked by 17 people
September 6, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Republic / Label
Pop Rap, Trap Rap / Genres
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At times he sounds like Julian Casablancas. At others he sounds like '70s FM radio. This accomplished and eclectic record, though, could only come from Post Malone.
Rolling Stone

The rapper’s third album further demonstrates his gift for turning dreamy darkness into Top 40 gold.


More well-executed than his previous releases and undeniably catchy, Hollywood's Bleeding is a huge step forward for the guarded superstar, one that doesn't sacrifice the essential elements that made him such a surprise hitmaker, and pushes him even further into the pop-savvy landscape where he belongs.


Post Malone still provides us with a sprinkling of the classics: bitches, butts and Millie on wrists, it’s appeasing. But for the most part, he created an insightful and eclectic record which is a testament to his versatility and willingness to do exactly what he wants.


Overall, Hollywood’s Bleeding is a step up from his lackluster sophomore record. That being said, its cohesion ultimately gets overshadowed by the random array of guests.


The divisive pop star still gets bogged down in melancholy, but the charm of Post Malone’s third album is in his versatile voice and his ability to make a great hook inside pretty much any song.

Consequence of Sound

Hollywood’s Bleeding is immediately Post Malone’s most listenable work and may well be the catchiest album you hear in 2019, and that includes Taylor Swift.

The Needle Drop
Post Malone loses focus on his sophomore album.
2013: Hangs out with Minecraft YouTubers
2018: Name-drops Anthony Fantano
2019: Shoves Ozzy Osbourne into a trap rap song and "While I'm takin’ a shit, look at the plaques on the wall"

Yeah guys, this Post Malone dude is really fucking innovative! Can't wait to hear him shove Merzbow next to Lil Tecca rapping over a flute beat on the next album!

I've never been a big fan of Post Malone at all, but he did win me over quite a bit with his last full-length effort, B&B! As a ... read more
What did y'all seriously expect? Why do y'all expect artistic integrity from a Post Malone album. I'm here for pop tunes, and I get pop tunes. BTW that Travis, Posty and Ozzy track was way better than it needed to be.
...Fuck it, Stoney was better.

I'd let Post Malone fuck me. Well, at lest with his last record, an album I really honestly enjoyed. It was an album that paired it's repetitive (if we are being honest here) pop tenancies with sharp, catchy and solid song writing, and a uniquely melancholic and interesting vocal delivery that showed great potential. Was there filler for days, and the 18 track length didn't feel justified? Yeah, but it also had such amazing pop tracks that these could be ... read more
So after listening to this like 3 times, I feel that I have a pretty good grasp on what I think. It's definitely a mixed bag. This album is an absolute mess of ideas. It's indie one second trap the next, oh and one there's an orchestral interlude. Anyways, if you ignore the fact that this is like a playlist of a bunch of random songs, it has some good things about it. The super dramatic opener and title track is really good, Posty's vocal performance is really impressive, especially the way he ... read more
Kids use their phones while shitting. Men read shanpoo ingredients. Posty "looks at his plaques when he shits."

To be honest, I was kinda scared that this will be awful because of the singles, and my first reaction to the tracklisting was like this : " Why the fuck is there a Future X Halsey, a Meek Mill X Lil Baby, and a Post X Dababy? And how can you unironically put the song Wow. as an outro for an album called Hollywood's Bleeding?."

And now that I've listened to the ... read more
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#47/Rolling Stone

Track List

  1. Hollywood's Bleeding
  2. Saint-Tropez
  3. Enemies (feat. DaBaby)
  4. Allergic
  5. A Thousand Bad Times
  6. Circles
  7. Die For Me (feat. Future & Halsey)
  8. On the Road (feat. Meek Mill & Lil Baby)
  9. Take What You Want (feat. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott)
  10. I'm Gonna Be
  11. Staring at the Sun (feat. SZA)
  12. Sunflower
  13. Internet
  14. Goodbyes (feat. Young Thug)
  15. Myself
  16. I Know
  17. Wow.
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Added on: August 26, 2019