by Kid Cudi
- Record Label: Republic
- Release Date: Dec 11, 2020
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Dec 17, 2020His music might still be relatable, but it has never sounded so cliché.
Dec 16, 2020“Mr. Solo Dolo III” is only memorable because of its title, which like too much of Man on the Moon III is coasting on a legacy built a lifetime ago.
Awards & Rankings
Universal acclaim- based on 310 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 276 out of 310
Mixed: 13 out of 310
Negative: 21 out of 310
Dec 12, 2020Man on the Moon III: The Chosen. — A great return of one of hip hop's most brilliant artists.
Dec 11, 2020The new Kid Cudi album is utterly redundant and unoriginal - it sounds like he's conforming to today's hip-hop sound rather than embracing theThe new Kid Cudi album is utterly redundant and unoriginal - it sounds like he's conforming to today's hip-hop sound rather than embracing the stoner vibes that made him great. The album mostly consists of auto-tuned hooks and monotonous over-produced beats, but MOTM3 will probably receive relentless praise because unlike his past 5 albums, you can sit through it without going deaf. The features are also awful. Pass.… Full Review »
Dec 11, 2020Man on the moon vol. III is a disappointing end to a trilogy. It really reflects Scott Mesudi's career where the Highs are High but they doMan on the moon vol. III is a disappointing end to a trilogy. It really reflects Scott Mesudi's career where the Highs are High but they do not outweigh the lows. Throughout the first act of the album shows how Cudi went from 'inspiration' to 'inspired by'. To me, this signified him moving away from his sound and conforming to modern sounds. Most do the tracks throughout the first act reminded me of a Travis Scott album without the fire that makes Travis's sound work. The production is very underwhelming. It's a really generic sound that you can find on most modern projects. The second act returns more to the Cudi we know, the spacy sound that makes him 'him'. However again again, it feels like he falls short in truly capturing the magic.
The album has some high points. Tracks like Sept. 16 and the void are some really good tracks that I enjoyed but it does not weigh up to the uninspiring effort that was the first act.
The features on this album did not anything either outside one or two good bars by the ever consistent Skepta.
I believe a 5/10 is a fair rating, to me, it ranges from 4 to 6 out of 10 and it sits somewhere I nthe middle of his discography. I can't shake the feeling of disappointment though.… Full Review »