Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

Travis Scott - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2016 Ratings: #946 / 986
User Score
2016 Ratings: #480
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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.

AZIZ
85

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

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

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

CMendez0923
84

Travis Scott’s “Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight,” is a decent album production wise, but it’s lyrical inconsistencies are something worth talking about. To start, no, this album isn’t better than previous, or future albums. It’s sitting in this limbo space from good and bad, and as the listener these inconsistencies mentioned can ruin a listening experience. As an example, the ends is a very good track with great production, lyrics, and André 3000 is ... read more

78

why are the vocals so weird on this album. the songs are cool

Garret
79

Really good album. A few problems I have with it are some of the lyrics are pretty bad. Lots of the songs are also forgettable. Goosebumps is one of my favorite songs from Travis however, and wonderful, the ends, and pick up the phone are all great tracks. This is a great album, but doesn't live up to Rodeo.

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Track List

1the ends
3:21
85
2way back
4:32
81
3coordinate
3:46
75
4through the late night
4:46
feat. Kid Cudi
79
5beibs in the trap
3:33
feat. NAV
70
6sdp interlude
3:11
76
7sweet sweet
3:42
68
8outside
2:56
feat. 21 Savage
71
9goosebumps
4:03
91
10first take
5:13
61
11pick up the phone
4:12
with Young Thug feat. Quavo
88
12lose
3:20
67
13guidance
3:27
feat. K. Forest
59
14wonderful
3:36
78
Total Length: 53 minutes
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Added on: July 27, 2016