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  • Summary: The debut eight-track EP from the Atlanta rapper features guest appearances from Cardi B and Billy Ray Cyrus.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Jun 21, 2019
    80
    These songs, simply put, are great: vivid, funny, full of feeling and supremely catchy, even if they don’t quite offer a clear picture of who Lil Nas X is offstage or off-screen.
  2. Jun 26, 2019
    68
    Earworms aside, some songs are merely second-rate homages. ... 7 does show some promising directions for the meme maestro.
  3. 65
    In terms of catchy beats and somewhat meaningful lyrics, each song has one or the other, and Lil Nas X just needs a little more time to get them to match up.
  4. Jun 21, 2019
    60
    With 7, instead of blurring the country and rap lines further, he takes the well-trod path to the rock and rap border. Like country-rap, rap-rock is a genre we’ve endured for a long time, maybe too long. Lil Nas X’s version is much more nuanced, if a tad straight-laced.
  5. Jun 24, 2019
    58
    7 is musical Chex Mix — lightweight and best consumed in selective increments, but also strangely addictive.
  6. 58
    With 7, there’s too little conviction to tell if a full project is something Lil Nas X wants to do. At best, there’s a set of half-considered songs. At worse, you’re left wondering why anyone fussed over Blink-182’s Enema of the State in the first place. ... It's not the work of a star, but a timid upstart. [5 Jul 2019, p.42]
  7. Jun 26, 2019
    30
    It’s ... not good. A haze of half-gestures and amateur missteps. A deflated balloon. The songs end quickly, as if embarrassed. Apart from the nonsensical yet warm electro-trap song “Panini,” none of the new tracks display even a stray ember of creative curiosity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 48
  2. Negative: 20 out of 48
  1. Jun 24, 2019
    10
    All the songs are really different in their sound which makes the album so easy to listen to.
  2. Jun 25, 2019
    10
    Un EP muy artístico, con la presencia de la nueva reina del rap, Cardiosa B, Rodeo la mejor canción, así eSZA, aunque le arda a todo el mundoUn EP muy artístico, con la presencia de la nueva reina del rap, Cardiosa B, Rodeo la mejor canción, así eSZA, aunque le arda a todo el mundo del humor pop. :* Expand
  3. Jun 23, 2019
    9
    Lil Nas X's debut EP actually strikes hard in creating a bridge in the gap between rap and country music. The songs are fun, funny, andLil Nas X's debut EP actually strikes hard in creating a bridge in the gap between rap and country music. The songs are fun, funny, and satisfying in Nas' case, in the sense that he made a strong effort and still has room to grow. 9/10 = A Expand
  4. Jun 21, 2019
    5
    Producer: What kind of beat you want?
    Lil Nas X: Yes
    In all seriousness this album is a mess of ideas and songs. Old Town Road is what it
    Producer: What kind of beat you want?
    Lil Nas X: Yes

    In all seriousness this album is a mess of ideas and songs. Old Town Road is what it is. Panini is the only song that really hit with me, short and to the point. Songs like F9mily and C7osure stand out, but not in the good way. Is this a rap EP or what? I get that's he's a young artist that is experimenting, but when even your EP has no direction, I can only hope he can be better at finding a direction for an album.
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  5. Jun 25, 2019
    3
    Lil Nas creates nothing more than just a bunch of unorganized ideas that seem to levitate but never get through to the point.

    TOP TRACKS:
    Lil Nas creates nothing more than just a bunch of unorganized ideas that seem to levitate but never get through to the point.

    TOP TRACKS: Panini, C7osure
    AVOID TRACKS: Old Town Road
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  6. Jun 25, 2019
    1
    Repetitive and horrible sounds. I really do not know where the album is going, I do not think it's rap
  7. Aug 12, 2019
    0
    One overrated song and one hit wonder artist. Hope we don’t hear anymore from this person thank you!

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