American Teen

Khalid - American Teen
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Based on 189 ratings
2017 Ratings: #487
March 3, 2017 / Release Date
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American Teen generally plays things straight up, not too concerned about chasing bleeding edge sounds but resting nicely in the pocket between conventional R&B and a future-pop-minded audience ... Khalid is on to something on his debut album, a solid intro to a talented teen.


Through much of what fills out American Teen, his debut album, Robinson's not one to get worked up. He's in no particular rush, content to drift through life while accepting, and occasionally sort of celebrating, the present.

Sure he can sing, but for the most part Khalid's debut LP is an overproduced snoozefest of poorly written songs and too much of an emphasis on poppy hooks. You're going to be hearing "Have you heard of Khalid?" from every 14 year old with a twitter account for the next year or so.

fav track: Young Dumb & Broke
Khald debut album "American Teen" is perhaps one of the most safest and drabest pop/rnb records to date this year. There is absolutely no distict personality and music wise of this record. Ofcourse, Khalid can sing and all but that will only get you far enough. Honestly, i rather listen to every Weeknd record before coming back to this album again. The kid is basically an industry plant of all i know, with the heavy push and all. Khalid Boi get gud....
5 Grammy's nominee!!! Oh c'moooon.
Very standard and consistent, solid beats, pretty repetitive but overall it is a pleasant listen. Coaster is a great song imo
He's 19 years old, he comes from El Paso and he has created the coolest, r'n'b collection of bittersweet, teenage snapshots.
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Track List

  1. American Teen
  2. Young Dumb & Broke
  3. Location
  4. Another Sad Love Song
  5. Saved
  6. Coaster
  7. 8TEEN
  8. Let's Go
  9. Hopeless
  10. Cold Blooded
  11. Winter
  12. Therapy
  13. Keep Me
  14. Shot Down
  15. Angels
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Added on: February 28, 2017