AOTY 2021

Days Before Rodeo

Travi$ Scott - Days Before Rodeo
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2014 Ratings: #840 / 1004
User Score
Based on 762 ratings
2014 Ratings: #197
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KIDWITHGUNs
75
☆☆☆ 1/2

A project like this reminds me why mixtapes are so precious.

"Days Before Rodeo" might have shabby mixing, the Cudi and Kanye influences are apparent, it contains some of his most embarrassing lines... but I'd be lying if I said it didn't have some terrific highlights.

BEST: Days Before Rodeo: The Prayer, Mamacita, Quintana, Pt. 2, Drugs You Should Try, Skyfall, Zombies, Sloppy Toppy

WEAKEST: Backyard
Marowhacker
51
DBR is an interesting listen, if nothing else - not just because it clearly shows the path Travis took in the leadup to his masterpiece Rodeo, but also as an interesting case of missed potential. I've seen Travis in his early days often labelled as a Cudi protegé and nothing else; that might be true for a project like Owl Pharaoh, but on this tape Travis is carved out his own sound despite it very clearly being in its infancy. Mostly, despite the ambition, it’s the production that ... read more
AZIZ
83
Classic Tape.
dzrey
90
One of the best mixtapes of all time.

It may not be as musically evolutionary as Rodeo or Astroworld, but every song on here is still it's own fun experience and there's no filler. Production is fantastic as always and Travis' performance is grandiose.

A mixtape full of earworms.

➕ Drugs You Should Try It, Mamacita, Days Before Rodeo The Prayer, Don't Play, Zombies, Sloppy Toppy, Basement Freestyle, Quintana Pt 2

landlalt
80
no fucking way fantano rated drake's scorpion higher than this
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Track List

  1. Days Before Rodeo: The Prayer
  2. Mamacita (featuring Rich Homie Quan & Young Thug)
  3. Quintana, Pt. 2
  4. Drugs You Should Try
  5. Don't Play (featuring The 1975 & Big Sean)
  6. Skyfall (featuring Young Thug)
  7. Zombies
  8. Sloppy Toppy (featuring Migos & Peewee Longway)
  9. Basement Freestyle
  10. Backyard
  11. Grey
  12. BACC**  

Year End Lists

#6/Complex
#16/Pigeons & Planes
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Added on: August 30, 2014