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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the rapper features a track from the 2018 animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as well as guest appearances from DaBaby, Future, Halsey, Meek Mill, Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott, SZA, and Young Thug.
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On The Road
'Cause they ain't never seein' me fold under pressure They ain't ever, ever seen me fold, not never Always keep one up on 'em, 'cause I'm too... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
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  1. Sep 6, 2019
    82
    A cushier, dammed near respectable take on his usual tortured soul-wronged mien, with enough caramel sweetness in a majority of its melodies to differentiate his past from his present.
  2. Sep 11, 2019
    80
    Even when he is stretching the boundaries of his sound, as he does in several places on “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” the results feel the opposite of experimental. When you’re an omnivore taking a mortar and pestle to six decades of pop music history and turning it into a smooth slurry, it’s nigh impossible to shock. ... Whatever someone might be hoping to find is in there somewhere. Post Malone is emotional tofu, a skill, not an accident. ... His ambiguity is of an elevated, refined sort.
  3. As Post tries new sounds on for size, some git better than others. Sometime it feels as though he’s still trying to figure this out as he goes. But it’s when he keeps things simple and goes beyond the clichés that he feels most like himself. ... Hollywood’s Bleeding is a playlist made for these times. It’s going to be huge.
  4. Sep 18, 2019
    80
    More well-executed than his previous releases and undeniably catchy, Hollywood's Bleeding is a huge step forward for the guarded superstar, one that doesn't sacrifice the essential elements that made him such a surprise hitmaker, and pushes him even further into the pop-savvy landscape where he belongs.
  5. Sep 9, 2019
    70
    Post Malone still provides us with a sprinkling of the classics: bitches, butts and Millie on wrists, it’s appeasing. But for the most part, he created an insightful and eclectic record which is a testament to his versatility and willingness to do exactly what he wants.
  6. Sep 10, 2019
    68
    When he’s not wasting time trying to glower, he proves himself surprisingly versatile. ... There are a lot of guests on Hollywood’s Bleeding, and all of them sound engaged.
  7. 67
    It will be a surprise to learn which tracks aren’t singles yet; there’s at least five more hits to be spawned from this thing, and we’ll never hear the end of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 67
  2. Negative: 14 out of 67
  1. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    After the first listen I thought this was a pretty good album with some songs standing out. After the third listen I love almost every song.After the first listen I thought this was a pretty good album with some songs standing out. After the third listen I love almost every song. The lyricism he shows in this album is on a much higher level than his previous albums, it's a much more cohesive album with a lot of inspiration from different genres. It seems like Post was having fun making this album. It's a dark and gloomy album and it fits him perfectly. I especially liked: Hollywood's Bleeding, Circles and Allergic. But the most amazing song on this album has to be "Take What You Want" featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott. Never in my life did I think I would see this mix of artists, and never in my life did I think it would be so powerful and amazingly put together, gives me goosebumps. I hope Posty continues in this vein, and just does what he thinks is most fun. That's when his musicianship really shines through. My favourite Post Malone album to date. 9.5/10 Expand
  2. Sep 7, 2019
    10
    This is my first time listening to a Posty's album and I really loved it. All the songs are great in a different way and I didn't identify anyThis is my first time listening to a Posty's album and I really loved it. All the songs are great in a different way and I didn't identify any filler song. Just great. Expand
  3. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    This album contains as many gems as beerbongs & bentleys, but what makes this album one of the best of 2019 is the cohesion that was improvedThis album contains as many gems as beerbongs & bentleys, but what makes this album one of the best of 2019 is the cohesion that was improved from the aforementioned album, the dark-pop scopes mixed with hopeful beats that also combine with heartbreak tracks. This being his most diverse album, Post has quite possibly solidified his status as a hit maker with a vision; a vision that includes stories to tell and messages to send. The highlights include Hollywood’s Bleeding, Saint-Tropez, Enemies ft. DaBaby, Allergic, Die For Me ft. Future & Halsey, On the Road ft. Meek Mill & Lil Baby, Take What You Want ft. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott, I’m Gonna Be, Staring at the Sun ft. SZA, Sunflower w/Swae Lee, Internet, Goodbyes ft. Young Thug, Myself, I Know, and “Wow.”; honestly. 9/10 = A Expand
  4. Sep 7, 2019
    9
    Strong album, few tracks that didn't really gage (right spelling?) me. Favourite track was Hollywood's Bleeding. Least favourite was Die ForStrong album, few tracks that didn't really gage (right spelling?) me. Favourite track was Hollywood's Bleeding. Least favourite was Die For Me as I'm not really a fan of Halsey's vocals. Expand
  5. Oct 5, 2019
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Astronomically better than Stoney, but not as good as b&B. This album comes with very damn good cuts with interesting collaborations but it also has a lot of songs that feel like fillers like "Internet", "I Know", "Saint-Tropez"(one of the worst songs in this album alongside Internet), Sunflower (which felt so out of place), Myself and Wow. That's my only complaint about the record. The rest of the songs, specially Take What You Want, Hollywood's Bleeding, Circles and Allergic are are excellent. Expand
  6. Sep 9, 2019
    6
    Overall good album, if you enjoyed Beerbong’s and Bentley’s you’ll love this. I’m not a fan of Post Malone but this was a decent album.Overall good album, if you enjoyed Beerbong’s and Bentley’s you’ll love this. I’m not a fan of Post Malone but this was a decent album. Overall, good listen and some good tracks. Expand
  7. Sep 17, 2019
    0
    De los peores albumes que he escuchado este año. La verdad no entiendo el hype, el album es realmente mediocre y soso. Espero que Post MaloneDe los peores albumes que he escuchado este año. La verdad no entiendo el hype, el album es realmente mediocre y soso. Espero que Post Malone pase rapidamente al olvido porque ya demostró en dos ocasiones que no está a la altura de la industria. Expand

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