After rising to fame with his track White Iverson in 2015 and following the great success of his 2017 debut album release Stoney, Post Malone released his much anticipated second album Beerbongs & Bentleys on Friday 27th April.
The album starts out with Paranoid, a near perfect opener that sets the tone for the album where Malone discusses the reality of fame (a common theme throughout Beerbong’s & Bentleys). Another strong album track is Over Now. With a heavier guitar and drum based sound teamed perfectly with Malone’s gritty vocal this track is one of the first on the album that feels full of emotion.
Features play a huge part in this album with collaborations from the likes of 21 Savage, Ty Dolla $ign, Swae Lee and Nicki Minaj, however some of these tracks seem work better than others. It’s clear to see why Rockstar and Psycho were released as pre-album singles both have incredibly catchy lyrics and the featured artists add to the content of the songs. However one of the weaker collaborations is Ball For Me ft. Nicki Minaj. Lyrically the song follows with Malone’s usual flow however the production of the song is lacking somewhat, with a backing beat that is unfitting and distracting to the listener.
My personal stand out song from the album is Stay. The stripped back, acoustic guitar based song is a much welcomed change from the rest of the album. This song allows Malone to truly demonstrate his vocal ability alongside being lyrically one of the strongest tracks of the album this is most definitely going to be a fan favourite.
Closing out the album is the track Sugar Wraith another sonically strong track with great production. As a whole Beerbongs & Bentleys feels much more polished than Post Malone’s debut Stoney and is already proving to be just as popular as it has already been RIAA Platinum Certified.
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