- Summary: The fourth full-length studio release from rapper Travis Scott features guest appearance by 21 Savage, Bad Bunny, Beyonce, James Blake, Bon Iver, Drake, Future, Swae Lee, Playboi Carti, Rob49, Sampha, Sheck Wes, SZA, Teezo Touchdown, The Weeknd, Westside Gunn, and Young Thug.
- Record Label: Cactus Jack
- Genre(s): Rap
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Jul 31, 2023He seems less concerned with what he’s saying than with the emotion and feeling his music conveys. It’s a bit of a lopsided approach, but few in today’s hip-hop landscape can truly be considered an auteur the way Scott is. While his artistic vision may be a shaky one, there’s no denying that Utopia, bumps and all, is one hell of a ride.
Aug 2, 2023Even if the album sometimes feels thematically hollow, Utopia is still one of the most forward-thinking mainstream releases of the year. Scott is still pushing the boundaries of his psychedelic trap sound after ten years in the industry, and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.
Jul 31, 2023By going back to the sound of his early work, Scott steps back into the gargantuan shadow of his mentor. Kanye West – particularly the mechanical abrasiveness and fragmented textures of 2014’s ‘Yeezus’ – is not just an inspiration but an apparition that looms over Scott’s identity on this album.
Jul 28, 2023The album is fells like a mix of Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight and ASTROWORLD. Such a dark and spiritual journey. It's not only a music it'sThe album is fells like a mix of Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight and ASTROWORLD. Such a dark and spiritual journey. It's not only a music it's an experience...… Expand
Jul 29, 2023Prepare to be transported to a mesmerizing, sonic wonderland with Travis Scott's latest masterpiece, "Utopia." This album is a groundbreakingPrepare to be transported to a mesmerizing, sonic wonderland with Travis Scott's latest masterpiece, "Utopia." This album is a groundbreaking fusion of psychedelich soundscapes and raw, authentic hip-hop energy that will leave you utterly captivated from start to finish.
Drawing inspiration from the iconic "Yeezus" era, Travis Scott manages to infuse the album with his own distinct touch, elevating it to a whole new level of brilliance. "Utopia" effortlessly resurrects the old Travis vibes we fell in love with, making it a nostalgic journey for long-time fans.
One of the most striking aspects of "Utopia" is its unapologetic authenticity - it is not tailored to cater to Astroworld fans but rather serves as a passionate ode to die-hard Travis Scott supporters. This bold move allows the album to delve into uncharted territories, pushing the boundaries of hip-hop and creating a unique experience that is truly one of a kind.
In conclusion, "Utopia" is an absolute triumph, earning a perfect 10/10 rating without a shred of doubt. Travis Scott has masterfully crafted an album that blends psychedelic brilliance with his signature style, leaving us in awe of his musical prowess. Brace yourself for an extraordinary journey into the realm of hip-hop with "Utopia." It's a must-listen for every devoted Travis Scott fan and a testament to his continuous evolution as an artist.… Expand
Jul 31, 2023I really think travis went all for it with this album, it has all the aspects that travis showed us since he started rapping and singing,I really think travis went all for it with this album, it has all the aspects that travis showed us since he started rapping and singing, whether you like his vocals or not does not change the fact that he tried to mix all his styles in one album; on the other hand i can assure all of you, readers, that if you didnt like that much the album on the first listen you must give it another listen, and pay attention to all the details, the flows, the beat switches, the PRODUCTION (for me the best thing about this album), im sure you will change your opinion.… Expand
Jul 30, 2023perfect
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Jul 28, 2023Travis Scott's Utopia is a dark hectic dystopia erected in the shadows of both his mentors best and worst outputs. An admirable algamation ofTravis Scott's Utopia is a dark hectic dystopia erected in the shadows of both his mentors best and worst outputs. An admirable algamation of the harsh minimalism of Dondas faith and the crass experiments of the iconoclastic Yeezus, Utopia balances those contrasting sonic landscape incredibly well on his stacked resurrection. With an ensemble of collaborators it shows off Mr. Websters keen eye for curation that allows for him to widen not only his horizons but more importantly his scope.
Quite a collective piece making the thought of returning to singular tracks rather than the entire 19 tracks a regrettably dissatisfying experience. It's the tracks where Scott's voice is most distinctive rather than borrowed that the songs embed themselves more meaningfully in my head and stick out. Like the m.i.a indebted "sirens" that sounds like a death march towards victory reminiscent to "Blackskinhead" in its stomping beats. Or the "Renaissance " sequel "Delrestro " that takes it's house and ballroom influences in an intresting direction under the leadership of Yonce' . Even the Whole Lotta Red that streaks through "Fien!" 's mantra evoke a similar unease. Bon Iver's croon is a staple her too as it had been in 2013. Adding a deserved darkness to every feature even when coalesced with Sampha.
An exciting though safe record of tried experiments are given credence by Scott's ear for what sounds great rather than good. I definitely will be returning to this dense piece with hopefully growing reverence each play.
Higlights: Skitzo,Delrestro, my eyes,sirens,modern jams
Disappointments:intro too circus maximums, I know?… Expand
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