Prom King

Skylar Spence - Prom King
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 48 ratings
September 18, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Carpark / Label
Nu-Disco / Genres
Sign In to rate and review
At first I thought this was going to be a kind of shallow attempt at recapturing the magic of Hit Vibes, and while Prom King is at times overly derivative of previous material, it was the vocals that came as the big positive surprise. Sure they take a bit of time to get used to, but I think he's got a lot of charm and charisma despite sounding amateurish. He somehow sounds both worse and better than I expected, and the dissonance caused is oddly satisfying.
I think this a fairly alright future funk record however it feels to come close to the greats of this genre despite Skylar Spence's history.

Best Track: Bounce Is Back
Worst Track: I Can't Be Your Superman
I love this album. so much.
Very enjoyable and fun, but the gimmick gets old about halfway through. Spence found his niche in pop music, but he has to have a little bit more variation in order to keep my attention on him. However, i still think this is a terrific and refreshing album, every single song makes me tap my foot, bob my head, and embrace the funk.

fav tracks: Prom King, Fiona Coyne (standout), Bounce is Back, Affairs
Cant you see, Prom King, Fall Harder
Purchasing Prom King from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, andymac
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.

Year End Lists


Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Can't You See
  3. Prom King
  4. I Can't Be Your Superman
  5. Ridiculous!
  6. Fall Harder
  7. Bounce Is Back
  8. Affairs
  9. All I Want
  10. Cash Wednesday
  11. Fiona Coyne
Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.

Added on: June 22, 2015