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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Aug 15, 2022
    86
    She’s made a forward stride with a story of indignation and despondence like little else we’ve heard in hip-hop.
  2. Aug 15, 2022
    83
    Megan is her own best advocate, and Traumazine is a testament to this principle. Elsewhere, Megan displays her penchant for bringing out the best in her collaborators, molding herself to bring out the most recognizable aspects of their style.
  3. Aug 19, 2022
    80
    Traumazine is a success in its own right, solidifying her position amongst rap’s big stars of the 2020s.
  4. 80
    The album features more deep cuts than you’d expect from a Megan Thee Stallion record, but it shows just how she’s pushed her pen since ‘Good News’, while also illustrating her broad musicality.
  5. Aug 12, 2022
    80
    This is highly advanced rap filtered through easily digestible hooks and musical choices. The beat variety on display is exquisite. Almost every shade of Megan Thee Stallion is here.
  6. Aug 12, 2022
    80
    By the time the record comes to a close, one thing is clear: ‘Traumazine’ is a deeper excavation of who Megan Jovon Ruth Pete is. While the glossy persona of “That Bitch” Megan Thee Stallion is able to roam free, introspective uncertainties linger beneath the surface. ‘Traumazine’ abounds in empowering affirmations but, beneath it all, this is a release that starts to unpack Megan the human.
  7. Aug 11, 2022
    80
    A thrill ride of a listen, a motley mix of slick bops and searing confessionals that wonderfully encapsulate all of her various vibes.
  8. Aug 11, 2022
    80
    Traumazine is an album that leaves you reeling slightly, both impressed and strangely grateful – convinced of Megan Thee Stallion’s brilliance, and glad you’re not on the receiving end of it.
  9. Aug 16, 2022
    71
    As a concept album, Traumazine is uneven. But as an embodiment of the phrase “healing isn’t linear,” its significance couldn’t be more clear.
  10. Aug 30, 2022
    70
    On Traumazine, Meg recaptures her narrative, sound and essence, ready to swing into the next chapter of her life.
  11. Aug 26, 2022
    70
    Despite its occasional unevenness, the album is exciting in both its moments of audience-tested hitmaking and when Megan cracks the veneer of her invincible persona to share feelings that are difficult, messy, and real.
  12. Aug 15, 2022
    70
    Megan displays more vulnerability on “Anxiety” than she ever has before, letting the person behind the swagger show. ... Megan’s attempts at pop and R&B crossover are less successful. Traumazine’s production, full of cavernous piano chords and punchy 808s, finds a sweet spot that’s mainstream enough to appeal to a wide audience while still threatening to blow out your woofers.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 163 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 163
  1. Aug 12, 2022
    10
    a full body of work!, one of the best hip hop albuns of the year so far, i can't wait to listen to more!
  2. Aug 12, 2022
    10
    She really showed versatility and uniqueness on this sophomore album
  3. Aug 12, 2022
    8
    Megan Thee Stallion's second studio album "Traumazine" is more multifaceted, a little soft and delicious, like "sweetest pie", after her debutMegan Thee Stallion's second studio album "Traumazine" is more multifaceted, a little soft and delicious, like "sweetest pie", after her debut album, giving power, Megan decided to go for a softer transition, giving the themes of sex and love in a diverse wrapper, from power up to airiness, and new onesthe collaborators perfectly complement the album, giving it their own zest, as well as a sound on the desks that correspond to this particular artist, for example, Jhene Aiko takes the song to the sound of his latest released album “Chilombo”.
    Megan herself does not lag behind, changing the movement of music from the synth "NDA" to the club "Her" and the rnb sound "Not Nice", while the reading is excellent as always, and the softening in the tracks is much cleaner than in the debut album.
    In the end, "Traumazine" may have become the more pop side of Thee Stallion, but it gave her more opportunities to reach her potential and a vibe that is more noticeable than on the rap artist's debut record, and the release accompanying problems with the label on which she is gives album, the confrontation that Megan Thee Stallion herself personifies.
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