ALBUM Travis Scott - Astroworld -

ALBUM Travis Scott – Astroworld




Travis Scott sent a message to Apple Music about his third album, playfully attributed to Stormi, his infant daughter: “Just BUCKLE UP.”

Stormi can’t speak yet, presumably, but the sentiment still rings true for a record named after a closed amusement park in his native Houston. ASTROWORLD delivers its twists and turns via some of Scott’s most personal lyrics yet, unexpected musical arrangements, and a diverse guest list. Frank Ocean pops up on “CAROUSEL” rapping over a muffled loop of the Beastie Boys; “SICKO MODE” features multiple beat changes and Drake halted midverse, playing like some kind of funhouse trip.

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Other sideshows along the way include Stevie Wonder playing harmonica, James Blake crooning, The Weeknd emoting, and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker shredding — but the main attraction is still Scott’s life.

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On album closer “COFFEE BEAN,” Scott tells an unnamed lover, “Your family told you I’m a bad move…plus I’m already a black dude.” At 17 tracks, ASTROWORLD is like any great theme park: There’s just so much to see.




 

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