Travis Scott's "Astroworld" Album Review

Travis delivered.
The hype was high, and the wait was long, but Travis undoubtedly did not disappoint with ASTROWORLD. The album was based around Houston’s most hallowed theme park, Six Flags AstroWorld that closed their doors to the public in 2005. Last year, he described its influence on the new album:
“They tore down AstroWorld to build more apartment space. That’s what it’s going to sound like, like taking an amusement park away from kids. We want it back.”
Travis reached impressive new heights of his artistic capabilities on Astroworld. He recruited the perfect batch of producers and features to make an album that simply slaps:
"STARGAZING" opens up the album with a slower, psychedelic start but when that beat changes and we hear It ain’t a mosh pit if it’s no injurieswe all know that the Rage God is back. "CAROUSEL" follows with a feature from Frank Ocean, yes FRANK!!! This track is the nasty blend between Frank's beautiful melodies and Travis's hard, straightforward rapping.
And then Drake hops on "SICKO MODE" for basically three songs in one. The Rage God and the 6 God are downright masterful on this with raps over hard-hitting drums and some of the best production this year has seen.
"SICKO MODE" Travis Scott
Two tracks later is the gorgeous "STOP TRYING TO BE GOD." This track executes levels of emotional depth that we've only rarely seen from Travis. This is another song with stunning production made even better by verses from Kid Cudi, James Black, AND THEN Stevie Wonder playing the harmonica! Travis then goes full Tame Impala with cadence on "SKELETONS" that has features from the band, The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams. The Weeknd stays for the next track "WAKE UP" that intros with soothing guitar strums and then weaves Travis's hype and Abel's soul.
"HOUSTONFORNICATION," the second to last track, is exactly what everyone loves from Travis Scott. He goes so hard on a beat that's equally as fire as his bars. The album then comes to an end with "COFFEE BEAN" which is the perfect outro with an infectious melody of Travis reflecting on his love life and his fears about the future.
"COFFEE BEAN" Travis Scott
ASTROWORLD is an instant classic. Period.
But theres more... this morning Travis Scott shared unreleased music during the return of his and Chase B's Beats 1 show: .wav Radio. There was "Zoom" featuring Gunna, "Houdini" featuring Playboi Carti, and one more track called "PART TIME." Who know's if these will ever officially be released but for now you can hear them on Soundcloud.

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Last updated: 20 Feb 2019, 15:52 Etc/UTC