8. “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” Post Malone/”So Much Fun,” Young Thug
January 13, 2020
Two of the biggest albums of the year were by Thugger and Malone, but that’s why they’re sharing the eighth spot.
Both of these albums were the most successful of their careers, with both going number one, and breaking 100,000 sales in their first week.
Yet at the same time, both albums are some of these artists’ weaker showings.
This is Post Malone’s third studio album, and it’s not terrible.
It is actually a great album, but wasn’t what a lot of fans were hoping for. It’s better than “Beerbongs and Bentleys,” but that’s not saying much.
“Hollywood’s Bleeding” struggles to decide what genre it wants to be. It’s part rap, part indie, part rock, part lo-fi, and more.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but the album struggles to find its identity throughout the tracklist. He also put out arguably the best song off the album, “Circles,” as a single before the album was even released.
It’s not bad, but it’s struggles are obvious. “So much Fun” struggles with the same lack of identity. Young Thug’s talent is obvious, but he struggles to find that same sweet spot he had on previous albums such as “Slime Season 3” and “I’m Up.”
This album feels repetitive, and similarly uninspired.
It’s not a complete disappointment, though.
Both of these albums had respective high points. The previously mentioned “Circles” was a big hit, and Thug’s “Hot” was very popular; anything Thugger touches is basically guaranteed to go number one.
But these two albums felt like some loosely strung together hits. These are two solid albums, but the potential they had was not lived up to.