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  • Summary: The debut full-length studio release for Houston hip-hop artist features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Justin Bieber, Chief Keef, Juicy J, Swae Lee, Quavo, Toro y Moi, The Weeknd, Kanye West, and Young Thug.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Sep 10, 2015
    80
    Overall, Rodeo has plenty of bangers and noteworthy collaborations that help bring out a futuristic trap sound that could bleed into the mainstream of hip-hop in no time.
  2. Sep 8, 2015
    80
    With Rodeo, Travis Scott becomes a designer drug.
  3. Oct 27, 2015
    70
    Somewhere beneath all the hype and production he does shine through.
  4. Sep 4, 2015
    60
    Left on his own, Scott can grow tiresome. "I Can Tell" sounds monochromatic without another voice to push this astute curator. Some rock stars are better leading bands than going solo.
  5. Oct 23, 2015
    60
    Yes, the production is razor sharp, the beats are skewed and often very loud which makes them feel important, but in reality, it's all a façade; an image.
  6. Sep 16, 2015
    60
    He is most effective when he harshly distorts his vocals to create texture, and in the company of others he can serve as a welcome change of pace.
  7. 33
    There’s a lack of personal narrative or identity on Rodeo, and Scott will often overcompensate for the hollowness of his music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. Sep 10, 2015
    10
    Blown away by Travi$ on this one. As every artist grows and changes, so does their music and this is a work of art. Not so impressed with theBlown away by Travi$ on this one. As every artist grows and changes, so does their music and this is a work of art. Not so impressed with the production wished Travi$ wouldve handled it a little more. Other than that, Album of the Year, with great features. My favorite from the album is Maria, Im Drunk ft. Justin Bieber and Young Thug! Expand
  2. Sep 26, 2015
    10
    Rodeo is one of the best albums this year. Travis killed it on this album hope the albums he can release in the future will be the sameRodeo is one of the best albums this year. Travis killed it on this album hope the albums he can release in the future will be the same quality as Rodeo. Expand
  3. Sep 5, 2015
    9
    If you liked " My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy ", you will love this album. Worth listen for the incredible " dramatic " Mike DeanIf you liked " My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy ", you will love this album. Worth listen for the incredible " dramatic " Mike Dean synthetizers. Best song : Pray 4 Lovd Expand
  4. Feb 23, 2017
    8
    Remember Yeezus? That severely overrated album? Well, here's one of the producers! I thought this would be similar to Yeezus with autotune,Remember Yeezus? That severely overrated album? Well, here's one of the producers! I thought this would be similar to Yeezus with autotune, but it isn't. In fact, I found it enjoyable. The tracks are Southern trap bangers with some grunge punk flair. The lyrics may not be the greatest (although there are some cuts like 90210, I Can Tell, and Impossible), but it's the sound that Travis Scott perfects. It's not that experimental like Death Grips, but it's not that commercial like Gucci Mane either. It's just in between, which makes it such great ear candy. The theme is about a rapper coming up to fame, seeing the positives and negatives of fame, and how he has to be responsible for his own mistakes. It' not new to hip-hop, but the refreshing production makes it sound entertaining. Give it a listen, you might not be disappointed. It is one of the most criminally underrated rap records of 2015, that's for sure. I didn't mind Piss On Your Grave, just because it had a Jimi Hendrix vibe to it and it sounds hyped as **** but that Kanye feature kinda ruined it. Yes, there might be many features, but Travis Scott still stays on the stage without losing his balance.

    Favourite tracks: Oh My Dis Side (best track), Pray For Love, 3500, 90210, Nightcrawler, Antidote, Impossible, Maria I'm Drunk, Flying High, I Can Tell, Apple Pie, OK Alright (bonus track but idgaf).
    Least favourite: Piss On Your Grave
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  5. jmo
    Aug 12, 2018
    8
    Travis Scott Delivers a Modern Trap Classic taking the basic formulaic genre trap and bringing it into a moody dark sensational album. TheTravis Scott Delivers a Modern Trap Classic taking the basic formulaic genre trap and bringing it into a moody dark sensational album. The Album gets off to a fast start a dark trap banger showing the story of Jacques Webster narrated by the Grand Hustles' T.I. Following that, we have an even darker song titled "Oh My Dis Side" halfway through the tempo switches to a more upbeat exciting track talking about how Travis made it to this point in his life. The Song also has an excellent verse from Migo's Quavo. Travis Continues his mastery flow and production throughout the entire album delivering something unimaginable and surprising due to his average, half-baked mixtapes he's released before Rodeo. Travis Delivers a dark artistic Trap project filled with amazing production and decent but average lyricism.

    Lyrics 7.5/10
    Production 8/10
    Vocals 8/10
    Features 8/10
    Overall 8/10

    Favorite Tracks 3500 (feat. 2 Chainz & Future), Oh My Dis Side (feat. Quavo), 90210 (feat. Kacy Hill), Maria I'm Drunk (feat. Young Thug & Justin Beiber, Nightcrawler (feat. Swae Lee & Cheif Keef)

    Worst Tracks: Wasted (feat. Juicy J), P*ss on Your Grave (feat. Kayne West),
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  6. Sep 4, 2015
    7
    im writing this review to say that people like RonTron are fkn stupid, 'yeezus done right'?? bhaha what the **** are you on about dude?? don'tim writing this review to say that people like RonTron are fkn stupid, 'yeezus done right'?? bhaha what the **** are you on about dude?? don't ever diss yeezus again, it's a masterpiece for the times, if you havent caught up sit the **** down and shut the **** up, and 'there are no bangers'??? talking about deep cuts and **** wtf are you on about bro???? every second song is a banger, seriously man, shut the **** up and sit the **** down homie, i have the upmost respect for travis i know he will blossom in the future but this record deserves a 7 no more, dont give him an 8 just cos his major debut didn't live up to it's expectations so u try to cover it up and **** not living up to ur expectations IS PERFECTLY FINE, if u make a 10/10 major label debut already ur career is limited in the fact if u dont keep that standard with future projects people will forget u, but see for travis he can only go up from this, so don't try and ride his dick this early man, give him the credit when he earns it, he's still young as **** and holy **** im an aggressive drunk Expand
  7. Sep 5, 2015
    1
    Why do people like Travis Scott? I legitimately can't figure it out. All he does is rip off the style of others, including but not limited toWhy do people like Travis Scott? I legitimately can't figure it out. All he does is rip off the style of others, including but not limited to Drake, Kendrick, Kid Cudi, and Kanye (this dude is basically a cheap imitation of Kanye, let's be honest). Thus, nothing is special about his music. Almost song on here is unimpressive and unoriginal. The only songs that sound even remotely good are "P*** On Your Grave" (featuring Kanye) and "Pray 4 Love" (featuring The Weeknd). And trust me, Travis Scott is not the reason that these songs are good. Do yourself a favor and don't bother trying to enjoy this album. Expand

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