XXXTENTACION’s new album named “?” is the first album that will feature on a blog section titled ‘Album Talk’, which I am hoping to regularly upload on.
I have only recently in the past 4 or 5 months become a fan of XXXTENTACIONS work, with some of his old songs such as “Jocelyn Flores” and “F**k Love” becoming some of my favourite pieces of music, so as you would expect, I was excited to give this new album a listen. X has his haters, and many people don’t like or appreciate his style of music, but I would urge people to give this album a listen.
18 tracks and a rollercoaster of emotions from track to track, South Florida’s X has produced in my opinion his best album to date. Each song is full of meaning and lots of passion, and it seems like he really put a lot of effort into producing this album and urges people in the introduction to “open their minds” and give the album a chance. The album definitely has a range of sounds, with some of X’s more aggressive work in “Floor 555” and “Pain = BESTFRIEND”, his soft sounds in “Before I close my eyes”, songs full of emotion in “Hope” and more upbeat work that we haven’t seen much from X before in “I don’t even speak Spanish lol”.
The album has a few features, most notably Joey Bada$$, who jumped on “Infinity (888)” adding a smooth flow to a great beat. Back in January, both artists confirmed they were working on a joint project together, and so expect to hear more work from the two in the future.
All in all I rate this album 8/10 and would say, in my personal opinion, that it is some of his best work to date.
Favourite song on the album: Hope
Feel free to let me know what you think of the album, I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comments!
Check out “?” on Spotify and iTunes and listen to it directly from the side of my page!