Tickets To My Downfall

Machine Gun Kelly - Tickets To My Downfall
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #659 / 705
User Score
Based on 316 ratings
2020 Ratings: #1216
Liked by 8 people
September 25, 2020 / Release Date
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Interscope / Label
Pop Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
Boisterous, full of sincerity and exciting enough to make you jump on a table in the middle of a board meeting, ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ is an album that not only proves MGK can do whatever the hell he likes, but that also maybe pop-punk still has something important to offer the world.
80
Kerrang!

Not only is Tickets To My Downfall a slick sideways hop from what you might be expecting from Machine Gun Kelly, it’s done excellently. It celebrates everything great about pop-punk without feeling cookie-cutter or third division.

70
AllMusic

While some songs are more interesting than others and some tend too close to blink-182 worship, Tickets to My Downfall succeeds more than it falters.

70
No Ripcord

The annoying melodrama that made his rap material so exhausting is what gives his new music some real power. For the first time ever, the instrumentation suits Baker’s natural whine.

70
Rolling Stone

Clearly, this is the work of a guy who’s found a fresh lease on life by inserting himself inside a new musical tradition.

67
Pitchfork

Thematically, Tickets to My Downfall is hardly a departure from MGK’s past work, but the new surroundings lightens his music up considerably even amidst the hormones and histrionics.

60
The Young Folks

Despite going for a style that many thought wouldn’t find its footing again in the industry, Kelly and Barker construct a design that a lot fans my age would probably enjoy considering the era it’s borne from.

30
Sputnikmusic

Despite its competence musically, Tickets to My Downfall’s cookie-cutter, antiquated presentation and MGK’s blatant ignorance make it a truly punishing experience to sit through.

MickyT
31
MGK listened to Blink-182 once and felt "inspired"
CLJesse
20
I think I somehow would've had a better time listening to the shitty Tory Lanez album than this fucking trainwreck.
PipePanic
19
Gaslight your Significant Other Core.

Favorite Jams: I mean....I guess...uh...my dick?

Lest Favorite: The Inturludes, Forget Me Too, All I Know
Toasterqueen12
75
The flaws of this album are quite obvious. Halsey features, that stupid unfunny 1 minute interlude, that blackbear feature that was so bad it made me have to physically turn the song off to take a breather.

But..I love really loud pop punk and I am very stupid. I recognize the lyrics are bad and the features are bad and MGK can be seen as annoying. But the fun fast pop punk pase that's very "Rosenstock-esque" mixed with that retro Late-90s punk sound that's kinda nostalgic at times. ... read more
N0stalgia
45
Perhaps it's no surprise that this isn't exactly great, but what's even more surprising to me is that I somehow didn't completely hate this new pop-punk release from Machine Gun Kelly.

Sure a lot of tracks are just really generic, pop-punk pastiche, and the lyrics are so bad that I genuinely sometimes feel second-hand embarrassed for Kelly, and I don't even wanna get started on the skits, which some of most uncomfortably cringy things I've heard in a long time. Buuuuuut it's still more ... read more
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Track List

  1. Tickets To My Downfall
  2. Kiss Kiss
  3. Drunk Face
  4. Bloody Valentine
  5. Forget Me Too (feat. Halsey)
  6. All I Know (feat. Trippie Redd)
  7. Lonely
  8. WWIII
  9. Kevin and Barracuda (interlude)
  10. Concert For Aliens
  11. My Ex’s Best Friend (feat. Blackbear)
  12. Jawbreaker
  13. Nothing Inside (feat. Iann Dior)
  14. Banyan Tree (interlude)
  15. Play This When I’m Gone
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Added on: August 19, 2020