Expectations are subverted right from first track Stargazing, with beats rarely staying consistent throughout songs, and lyrics pulsating at seemingly random intervals. You’ll perhaps already inadvertently know Sicko Mode and No Bystanders from radio time or television, but you’ll want to stick around for Stop Trying To Be God and Who! What?; – they’re two of several stand-outs on the rapper’s best record yet.
He’s come a long way from MySpace, and is paving a gleaming trajectory into outer space.
Astroworld is out now via Sony.
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