Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

Travis Scott - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2016 Ratings: #717 / 758
User Score
Based on 401 ratings
2016 Ratings: #495
September 2, 2016 / Release Date
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Epic / Label
Trap Rap, Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
XXL

Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight makes it clear that Travis Scott is hip-hop’s raging maestro of the trap.

78
HipHopDX
He proves here, more than ever, that he has the true ability to use featured guests to his precise liking instead of just getting emailed a comfort zone type verse here and there.
72
Pitchfork

Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight escapes as Travis Scott’s best work yet: a combination of elevated significance, self-awareness, and the old trick of spinning something so plain into something so luxurious.

70
Clash

‘Birds…’ is peppered with guest spots left, right and centre, and that’s where it becomes obvious what Travis Scott’s real talent lies - as a platform for other artists to shine.

60
Exclaim!

Birds shows that Scott has proven himself a worthy curator, even if he still can't manage to fly half as high as his flock does.

60
AllMusic

Birds in the Trap features little development, though the large company Scott keeps is quite different, and Metro Boomin is noticeably absent.

50
PopMatters

The results here are highly mixed, and he might simply be the kind of artist who should take more time on his releases, even if that extra time isn’t completely his choice.

30
Tiny Mix Tapes

The human medley of popular hip-hop has finally cashed in any remaining merit, an opportunist curator passing off as a youthful visionary no longer.

30
The Needle Drop

Travis Scott returns with what sounds like an album of microwaved leftovers from his breakout record last year, Rodeo.

nnxsgny
10
ok it's my first listen and i'm on track 10 and travis scott has somehow combined being annoying and boring for thirty some minutes
exception
41
A significantly worse follow up to Rodeo. Rodeo had some incredible moments, and some awful moments. BITTSM takes the worst moments, and makes them much bigger and in your face. Travis' autotuned crooning got old after 2 songs, and his flows sound exactly as they did on his previous projects. Kendrick sounded drunk on his verse, Andre 3000 had a mediocre contribution, and Kid Cudi makes me consider suicide. I have to give Travis props for his attempts at progressing his style of ... read more
BruhMan
83
FAV: the ends, way back, coordinate, through the late night, biebs in the trap, sweet sweet, outside, goosebumps,Pick Up the Phone & wonderful
BradTasteMusic
72
I decided to listen after I heard Astroworld to compare

I expected to really hate this album. I’m not sure, maybe it had to do with Fantano’s opinion of this. BITTSMK has a couple really pointless tracks in it, that’s true. What I like about this album though is the melodies of it. Something ASTRO completely threw out the window was the amazing melodies that albums like Rodeo has. It is full of forgettable mush. However despite BITTSMK not being nearly as ambitious, it still ... read more
MarkCooper
34
Listened to it about 15 times. Come at me shaz
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Track List

  1. The Ends [ft. André 3000]
  2. Way Back
  3. Coordinate [ft. Blac Youngsta]
  4. Through the Late Night [ft. Kid Cudi]
  5. Biebs in the Trap [ft. NAV]
  6. SDP Interlude
  7. Sweet Sweet
  8. Outside [ft. 21 Savage]
  9. Goosebumps [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
  10. First Take [ft. Bryson Tiller]
  11. Pick Up the Phone [ft. Young Thug and Quavo]
  12. Lose
  13. Guidance [ft. K. Forest]
  14. Wonderful [ft. The Weeknd]
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