It has a couple moments where things get a bit TOO chill to the detriment of the album, but overall I really can’t complain about this one. This is a pretty solid sound for Jack Harlow.
Top Tracks: SUNDOWN, PICKYOURPHONEUP, SLIDE FOR ME, ... read more
There are definitely some lyrics that hit hard on here, the chorus of Socialite in particular is really striking, but nothing about the sound is anywhere near as gripping. Austin is probably my least favourite album from him.
And even then, Drake’s writing used to be better. This come across like battle-rapper-turned-musician songwriting with almost every single line being set up > punchline. The best Drake songs have smooth writing that flows together with the wordplay hitting naturally along the way. Here, the writing has nearly no smoothness because EVERY line needs to be a dad-joke punchline, because that = great ... read more