El Dorado

24kGoldn - El Dorado
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 157 ratings
2021 Ratings: #204
Liked by 4 people
March 26, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Pop Rap, Trap Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

His pop skills serve him well on his debut, offering opportunities to show off the unique tone and delivery he has compared to his peers.

70
AllMusic

Whichever mode he's in, 24kGoldn never sacrifices hooks, and expert production helps every song land.

60
Rolling Stone

El Dorado is pop engineered to sound good in the supermarket, social-media snippets, and played from a phone during bedroom hangs: big melodies in the foreground, beats that bounce, and guitar deployed as needed to juice up the tunes.

Case
75
El Dorado may not be what I hoped it could be, but even as is, it’s a very solid melodic trap album that shows a lot of potential.

I’m a sucker for some good catchy and poppy melodic trap cuts, and the last few singles 24KGOLDN released were pretty quality tracks in this lane. The most popular, and the best of the three, was “Mood” featuring Iann Dior, which was one of the catchiest songs of last year. But I also really enjoyed “Coco” featuring DaBaby and ... read more
Cry
40
'El Dorado', 24kGoldn's debut album seems to have surprisingly pleased plenty of people, but it's personally painfully mediocre at best. 24kGoldn provides a style that no one in the industry seems to be able to mimic, other than maybe Iann Dior, being perfect for the radio as he has the talent to rap and sing over dreamy, pop punk influenced beats in a tremendous way, being the way he blew up to mainstream level. I haven't ever been a big 24kGoldn fan until mid 2020, which was when I started to ... read more
Phillip
44
XXL freshman, 24kgoldn, has released his debut album after blowing up massively over the past year or 2 from numerous hit singles such as mood and Valentino. While I never have really been a fan of a lot of his work as for the most part I find a lot of his hits in particular to be very overrated, I did have a tiny bit of hope that this would be pretty decent as I liked the final single he released for this album 3, 2, 1. It was very simplistic but that's not a bad thing necessarily. It was a ... read more
gopxity
52
I've never been a very big fan of 24kGoldn before checking this out, but this man is a radio hit machine. Almost all of his songs sound like it could be on the radio, but that kind of hurts the album experience. The songs are so overly produced and it causes them to all start to to sound the same. Overall I'm just pretty neutral on this album, but I'm sure I'll be hearing quite a few of these songs throughout the summer.

Favorite tracks: Company, Cut It Off
Least favorite: Breath Away
jcbal97
70
"Don’t Sleep" pleasantly surprised me. It’s pretty fucking good. Got that thing on repeat. I'd be a sucker for a Post Malone feature on that one though, that'd be next level.
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Track List

  1. The Top
  2. Company (ft. Future)
  3. Love Or Lust
  4. Outta Pocket
  5. Coco (ft. DaBaby)
  6. Butterflies
  7. Breath Away
  8. Yellow Lights
  9. 3, 2, 1
  10. Empty (ft. Swae Lee)
  11. Cut It Off
  12. Don't Sleep
  13. Mood (ft. iann dior)
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Added on: February 20, 2021