XXXtentacion - Skins
Dec 7, 2018 (updated Dec 8, 2018)
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There are a few different things that greatly upset me about Skins.

1. It reveals that X had some potential to be great that he wasn’t fully capitalizing on, with some really great flow and lyrical topics on the first couple of songs. I’m actually sad that we’ll never get to see him take full advantage of it.

2. This is not an album. This is a posthumous compilation of music that wasn’t released by X for a reason. They’re leftovers. That or they were genuine songs in the pipeline that he didn’t get the chance to finish. But because his record label (Empire) wanted to capitalize on his death, they had people mix them together to try and make a coherent song. What comes out instead is an in-cohesive mess, with no overlapping themes or sonic styles. At least Lil Peep’s album last month was actually finished and it was clear he had a vision for the album before his passing. Skins is just throwaway material.

3. Every profit made by this album goes to Empire. It was made for profit on the grounds of posthumous hype. Unless I hear a report about X’s mom getting royalties (substantial royalties at that), this is my assumption.

All of this is unbelievably unfortunate. To all the fans of X out there mad at people criticizing this album because of his passing, your hate is misdirected.

Best Tracks: Train food

Worst Track: woah (mind in awe)
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Dec 12, 2018
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