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80
AllMusic

Rodeo is an absurd wonder that thankfully works.

80
XXL

Rodeo has plenty of bangers and noteworthy collaborations that help bring out a futuristic trap sound that could bleed into the mainstream of hip-hop in no time.

80
The Needle Drop
Travis Scott's ambition and songwriting translates artfully on his latest commercial effort.
70
HipHopDX
Be it increased confidence, clout or just spending more time with generation defining musicians, he has found a way to stay true to his sound while all along exploring newfound sonic and musical territory.
70
Complex
Travi$ Scott made an enjoyable album for his fans peppered with undeniable bangers for his detractors. But in a climate where a large portion of the community questions his identity, his purpose, his value (and in some cases, his ethics), this is not quite the validating slam dunk that it should’ve been.
70
AllHipHop
His great sense of production, conceptualization and the quality of artist he surrounds himself with puts him in an optimal position for continued success, in spite of his lack of lyrical depth and content on a consistent basis.
65
The 405

Although Rodeo may register as subpar in comparison to past Scott releases, weighted down from high expectation and debate, it's almost certain that Trav's reign as rap's trend connoisseur isn't over quite yet.

60
Rolling Stone

On his major-label debut, Travis Scott ... doesn't rap so much as scream, moan and yelp like he's fronting an Eighties hardcore band.

60
Exclaim!
Instrumentals alone can't elevate mid-level raps though, and though Scott's name isn't as prevalent in the production credits as it has been in the past, an increased focus on lyricism is absent here.
60
Pitchfork

Travis Scott’s verses are often without substance and chock full of choppy cadences, and songs without guests, especially "I Can Tell", are undone by the monotony.

60
Clash

Yes, the production is razor sharp, the beats are skewed and often very loud which makes them feel important, but in reality, it's all a façade; an image.

50
Spin

For its alleged vision and production, Rodeo has its moments, but digging them out is as challenging as attempting to ride a bull for eight seconds.

50
Consequence of Sound

Rodeo is designed to be groundbreaking and innovative, but falls short of that goal. Yes, the production is great and Scott puts together some good hooks, but he never puts forth a cohesive statement of voice.

50
Crack Magazine

Much like Action Man, all the parts on Rodeo are present and correct but that is all they are – parts.

40
NOW Magazine

Scott goes for spacey sounds, stoner vibes and vocal filters, but despite the eclecticism, he's too elusive and bland for Rodeo to amount to a stylistic - let alone a subversive - statement.

33
Pretty Much Amazing

From half-baked ideas to songs simply being mulled over one too many times, the sonically-ambitious-to-a-fault Rodeo is littered with technical flaws, which are ultimately a disservice to the framework of the beats.

BradTasteMusic
95

This will be looked back at one day and be considered a classic. I swear this whole album is a trip and these songs are each so memorable

Edit: (original score 90) so I’ve been writing a “Worst to Best” for this album and it’s resulted in me giving this album a TON of listens. However it feels like with every listen, the high points get higher, and the low points never seem appearent. That’s cause Rodeo is an absolute trip that Travis can only try to replicate at ... read more

MySoftBulletin
87

the greatest trap album of all time

AZIZ
100

EDIT 2020: Changed to 100, I can't deny it anymore.

The MBDTF of Trap Music. This album is to Trap the way White Pony was to Nu Metal. This is bar none, the greatest Trap album of all time. This album was extremely ahead of its time. It did what no other Trap artist could do and elevated the sound of modern Hip-Hop to a level where lyrics didn't need to matter and even the headassest of the old heads could respect it. Pornography is my favorite album intro of all time, it gives me goosebumps ... read more

999grlrd
85

top 2 trap

surrf
70

This Travis Scott album somehow works. It's very different, it has a futuristic feel to it, it also inspires a lot of recent hip-hop. Good album

83

Fun listen that has a few songs a bit too long and some features that don't deliver, really good project nonetheless.

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Track List

1Pornography
3:51
89
2Oh My Dis Side
5:51
feat. Quavo
92
33500
7:41
88
4Wasted
3:55
feat. Juicy J
82
590210
5:39
feat. Kacy Hill
95
6Pray 4 Love
5:07
89
7Nightcrawler
5:21
92
8Piss on Your Grave
2:46
83
9Antidote
4:22
90
10Impossible
4:02
84
11Maria I'm Drunk
5:49
91
12Flying High
3:28
76
13I Can Tell
3:55
84
14Apple Pie
3:39
86
15Ok Alright
6:57
86
16Never Catch Me
2:56
82
Total Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes
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Added on: August 28, 2015