Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

Travis Scott - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
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Based on 9 reviews
2016 Ratings: #862 / 905
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2016 Ratings: #384
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Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight makes it clear that Travis Scott is hip-hop’s raging maestro of the trap.

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.

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.


‘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.


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.


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


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.

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.

The Needle Drop

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

One of the most over-hated rap albums I've had a chance to listen to. With the exception of songs like lose and guidance being bad, I found that the rest of the songs on the album range from good to great.
The entire record sounds like a tropical drug-induced experience. The autotune, the melodies, the vocal projection, and layering is beyond fantastic. While this album may not be as amazing as Rodeo, there are numerous highlights that deserve to be talked about and hopefully with time this ... read more
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
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
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
☆☆ 1/2

This doesn't feel like a worthy enough successor to everyone's favourite trap album from the 2010's [Rodeo, a game-changing, cinematic release that has been argued to be one of the best to grace the genre in the last decade].

Rather this is just an underwhelming, very clearly rushed assemblage of songs that felt smacked together to keep us entertained whilst Trav could work on his next alleged magnum opus; "ASTROWORLD". I would've respected this album a lot more if it ... read more
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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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Added on: July 27, 2016