• Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: Dec 18, 2015
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
Buy On
  1. Dec 15, 2015
    80
    Speedin' is an uncomfortably internal album that's a pleasurable listen. It's not as gleefully nihilistic as Future, but comes across just as revelatory.
User Score
3.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 216 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 216
  1. Dec 18, 2015
    0
    There is literally no way to express how much I used to appreciate Kid Cudi's previous efforts. On this one, it seems that he doesn't evenThere is literally no way to express how much I used to appreciate Kid Cudi's previous efforts. On this one, it seems that he doesn't even know what he is doing. The lyrics are shallow, the production is bad, but the music is totally unlistenable. Not even one song on this album is either good, mediocre or a classic. I can't believe it. Why, Cudi? Why? We waited so long for you to make such an awful album as this?

    I really didn't want to give this album a 0, but it seemed I have no choice. Hopefully Cudi wakes up and realizes that he is a rapper, not a rocker.
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  2. Dec 19, 2015
    7
    Definitely not as terrible as the reviews I have read, but still not great. I personally came into this album with absolutely no expectationsDefinitely not as terrible as the reviews I have read, but still not great. I personally came into this album with absolutely no expectations based on past reviews, but was actually quite surprised. Kid Cudi is a concept artist when it comes to albums, so the title always has a layered meaning i.e., Kid Cudi is not actually from the moon but has his "Man on the Moon" albums. In my opinion the title, Speedin Bullet to Heaven, was a reference to the dark thoughts of self harm. SBtH was also dedicated to anyone suffering from mental illness, so there's a good bet Cudi used his creativity to express himself during a dark time. I hope hasn't left Hip Hop behind because he gave it so much diversity, but he definitely put it aside for this album. The overall tone of the album was dark with a raw, grungy sound, but I enjoyed the chaotic roller coaster. Full Review »
  3. Dec 18, 2015
    0
    Unfortunately, Kid Cudi really dropped the ball with this album. The entire album is bad. Confused is the only song I could stand listeningUnfortunately, Kid Cudi really dropped the ball with this album. The entire album is bad. Confused is the only song I could stand listening to. Every other song is horrible. Cudi seems to be going through a lot at the time, and hopefully once he gets in a better state of mind, he'll start producing good stuff again. Full Review »