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Hollywood's Bleeding Image
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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  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: 68 out of 88
  2. Negative: 14 out of 88
  1. Nov 7, 2019
    10
    This guy is amazing. It doesn't seems like he is a rapper. And he did really well these time (again)
  2. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    There's a reason this album is still charting high and making bank over a year later. Amazing body of work. My favorites are a thousand badThere's a reason this album is still charting high and making bank over a year later. Amazing body of work. My favorites are a thousand bad times and take what you want, but the entire album has both some fun, typical rap lyrics as well as many songs with some deeper lyrics that hot the heart 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 8, 2019
    9
    This is a timeless album. Post Malone has proven that he is here to stay and be better. All songs are hits.
  5. Oct 10, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Hollywood's bleeding-7/10
    Saint-Tropez-8/10
    Enemies (feat. DaBaby)-6/10
    Allergic-8/10
    A Thousand Bad Times-7.5/10
    Circles-9/10
    Die For Me (feat. Halsey & Future)-8.5/10
    On The Road (feat. Meek Mill & Lil Baby)-7/10
    Take What You Want (feat. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott)-10/10
    I'm Gonna Be-7/10
    Staring At The Sun (feat. SZA)-8/10
    Sunflower (feat. Swae Lee)-10/10
    Internet-7/10
    Goodbyes (feat. Young Thug)-10/10
    My Self-9/10
    I Know-8.5/10
    Wow.-8.5/10
    Overall-8.2/10
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  6. Sep 7, 2019
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Hollywood's Bleeding is the canvas upon which a story of escapism is told. With the first half of the record showing Post lamenting about manipulative women and not enjoying the high life of Hollywood in general. The 2nd half sees an awakening within Malone as he simply leaves and enjoys more positive experiences and self-love now that he's away from the festering ego-boosted idols of Hollywood Hills. The strengths of the album include the opener with its 3-part declaration of sickness in California, the paranoia in Enemies, and the experimentation seen in the songs Allergic, Circles, Take What You Want, and Staring At The Sun. Unfortunately, there are some elements that hinder Post's overall message. The track lengths mostly staying under 3 minutes doesn't allow songs such as Internet (missing the Kanye West feature), Saint-Tropez, and I Know to breathe and fully express themselves before they're abruptly cut off barely over the 2-minute mark for the sake of streaming. It should be noted that Sunflower actually fits on this record at the point where post is basking in newfound happiness, but Wow. serves as an ill-fitted closer and plays out more like the credits to where this story truly ends with I Know. This song plays out like an awkward reconnection with an ex who keeps explaining their wrongdoings, only for the listener to say "yes, I know, that's why I don't want you anymore". It's a bold statement of self-affirmation and self confidence that doesn't play out egotistic or braggadocios in any way and leaves the listener with the tone of healing despite the bleeding that the album started with. Expand
  7. Mar 8, 2020
    0
    post malone is not even CLOSE to hip hop so ZERO HE even said he aint a rapper why would u put it in this section? either way he sucks n realpost malone is not even CLOSE to hip hop so ZERO HE even said he aint a rapper why would u put it in this section? either way he sucks n real repetitive Expand

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