AOTY 2020
Megan Thee Stallion - Good News
Nov 20, 2020 (updated Nov 25, 2020)
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Megan The Stallion is back with Good News. After a disappointing EP with Suga which showed Megan toying around with generic autotune and much more boring instrumentals than what she typically landed on prior to that EP’s release, Megan seems to be back on her shit here. While I’ve never loved Megan before, Fever was a pretty decent mixtape. That being said, this album comes pretty close to topping that album. Ultimately, this album succumbs to long album syndrome and ends up feeling kinda bloated, though it’s not without its great highlights.

It really sucks because Megan seems to have regained what made her so interesting on Fever here. While there are a few moments with some autotuned hooks and ones that feature an artist that Megan has absolutely no chemistry with, these moments are scarce in comparison with the moments on Suga which contained these problems. Megan is back and talking as much shit as ever; as braggadocious and bold as ever. Her lyrics are just as raunchy as you would expect from a rapper at the caliber of Megan Thee Stallion. While she doesn’t have any mindblowing smilies or double entendres and usually presents the subject matter she raps about in a relatively streamlined way, she is great at bringing personality to the table. The instruments too, while a bit generic, work very well with the in your face style of lyricism. They have the same punchy quality that Megan’s personality has. There are a lot of great features here too, from Thugger to Beyonce to 2 Chainz to even DaBaby dropping a pretty fun and memorable verse.

The problem with this album varies between songs. Sometimes you get a fucking horrendous instrumental like on Sugar Baby, sometimes you get a feature that sounds completely out of place like on Freaky Girls with SZA, sometimes you get an awful and annoying hook like on Body, and sometimes you even Megan completely selling out with a dancehall hit on Intercourse. The album is pretty inconsistent, though Megan’s personality is enough to carry me from indifference to thinking it’s above average. Sure, some of these songs sound like they were made from TikTok but, PSA right here, just because it was made for a commercial audience doesn’t mean it’s bad. Neither does Megan rapping about sex and money, a rather typical subject matter for rappers to rap about. It’s all about how you present it, and I feel like Megan presents it pretty well here even though there is a lot of filler here.

FAV TRACKS: Shots Fired, Circles, Cry Baby, What’s New, Go Crazy, Outside, Savage Remix, Girls in the Hood, Don’t Stop

LEAST FAV TRACK: Intercourse
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