XXXtentacion - ?
Feb 15, 2019 (updated 6d ago)
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I said in the review of "17" that it had one of the most pretentious album openings of all time, well this is definitely at the most pretentious as this album's "Introduction" is even worse than the last album's intro narration. He himself couple of times insists on being a genius, which is blasphemy. Making quickly thrown together music and pretending that it's deep and having a naive teenage fanbase doesn't automatically make you a genius. Almost everything wrong with the album could be explained with that one song, but X actually tried harder to make a better album. Sadly the result sound just as rushed and inconsequential without much regard to the quality control as the last time. There are 18 tracks here and sonically it's much more diverse and all of the place. We've got some tracks that continue "17's" emo folk sound, but there's also Trap Bangers, Emo Rock, Old School Hip Hop, Screamo and even Latin Pop to be found here. As you'd expect most of these experiments turn out either really obnoxious or rather forgettable, because of the short length of the tracks.

But there's actually more to like here than his previous project. The album starts out promising with the first 2 tracks (not counting the Introduction). "Moonlight" is his best produced and best written track to date and "Floor 555" is the most exciting he has ever been. But even if there are couple of highlights, the scattershot nature of the album becomes extremely tedious towards the end. Only if X spent more time to flesh out the really good ideas and didn't fill the record with songs as pointless as "Pain = BESTFRIEND" or "love yourself (interlude)", which does the complete opposite of what an interlude should do. If only.

Best Tracks: Moonlight; Hope; Floor 555; ALONE, PART 3

Worst Tracks: Introduction (instructions); $$$; SMASH!; love yourself (interlude); I don't even speak spanish lol; Pain = BESTFRIEND
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