Tickets To My Downfall

Machine Gun Kelly - Tickets To My Downfall
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #795 / 857
User Score
2020 Ratings: #1183
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.

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.
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
30

MGK listened to Blink-182 once and felt "inspired"

BradTasteMusic
15

Wow that was a rough listen.

MGK is a pretty awful person, and a complete moron. He must have just struck a chord with the public through his sheer lack of ability to write a song that isn’t the most basic, bare minimum shit. These songs have “variety” but I didn’t feel like I was listening to anything new with each passing moronic headache of a track.

Seriously this guy should genuinely chill with the drugs, because they have turned his brain into a potato. The ... read more

Toasterqueen12
69

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

zealwasnthere
60

This project isnt all that bad. Some hits are really catchy and i respect Kelly’s dedication to the art of pop punk. It can be corny, awkward and downright silly but its far from the worst.

pinkflamingos
0

I'm not okay (I promise) after listening to this piece of shit

evn
15

Just an obnoxiously corny take at a pop-punk album with no real meaning behind it. Some songs talk about genuine topics, however the cringe-worth lyrics and monotone vocals make said topics sound insincere and overall just goofy. This album is just a poor attempt at rebuilding whatever career the music industry has to offer after getting his rap career destroyed by a fight he himself picked.

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Track List

1title track
2:45
47
2kiss kiss
2:18
44
3drunk face
2:23
41
4bloody valentine
3:25
51
5forget me too
2:51
with Halsey
52
6all I know
2:09
39
7lonely
3:10
45
8WWIII
0:59
34
9kevin and barracuda
1:23
19
10concert for aliens
2:40
42
11my ex's best friend
2:19
43
12jawbreaker
1:57
36
13nothing inside
2:52
feat. iann dior
36
14banyan tree
1:31
28
15play this when i'm gone
3:22
40
Total Length: 36 minutes
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Added on: August 19, 2020