Austin by Post Malone (2024)

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by Post Malone

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date:Jul 28, 2023
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Austin by Post Malone (1)

Metascore

66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score

8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 42 Ratings

  • Summary: The latest full-length release from Post Malone features guitar and pop influences with production from Louis Bell, Max Martin, Andrew Watt, and Rami Yacoub.

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  • Record Label: Island
  • Genre(s): Pop, Rap, Pop/Rock, Alternative Rap, Pop-Rap, Contemporary Rap, Cloud Rap
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Critic Reviews

Score distribution:

  1. Positive: 5 out of 10

  2. Mixed: 5 out of 10

  3. Negative: 0 out of 10

  1. Aug 2, 2023

    90

    Melodic and heartfelt, Austin surprises at nearly every turn, whether that's by an unexpected sonic detour or the simple fact that Post Malone has never sounded this fearless.

  2. 80

    The shift from trap beats and hip-hop delivery to purer pop suites Malone well, proving that slowing down can be a creative advantage, especially when you’re heading in the right direction.

  3. Aug 1, 2023

    78

    It sounds like sobering stuff on paper. But on record, a lot of these songs play out as breezily as Styles’ “As It Was.” It’s a record that’s in constant conflict with itself, using candor and humor as a self-conscious form of denial, maybe; the easygoing infectiousness of the music always is reassuring us that there’s nothing to worry about amid all this conspicuous consumption.

  4. Jul 28, 2023

    60

    Almost every track finds Post in some tortured posture like this, singing cheerily into a bottle he’s doomed to finish. They’re largely fine songs, and clever, but lighter than Post seems to want them to be.

  5. 60

    Although always listenable, Austin soon gets tired and whiny.

  6. Aug 1, 2023

    55

    For some reason—fear of boring his fans, obedience to the preferences of the streaming services, a career focused on club bangers—Malone won’t let these songs breathe. The result is an album that’s overstuffed and undercooked.

  7. Jul 31, 2023

    40

    Yes, Malone is still able to whip out some sticky refrains, but the songs here all follow the same overly simplistic pop structure, to the point that their catchiness is less an affirmation of his songwriting talents and more of an inevitability of pop formula.

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Score distribution:

  1. Positive: 13 out of 18

  2. Mixed: 2 out of 18

  3. Negative: 3 out of 18

  1. Danieler

    Jul 28, 2023

    10

    This album came with a big surprise, Posty came with a very different footprint and managed to show good songs

    • 2of 2users found this helpful

  2. ilana_7

    Aug 2, 2023

    10

    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I'm so happy for listtend this New album. It's amazin. Tkns so much PM. love u Expand

    • 0of 0users found this helpful

  3. Fabiancsc

    Jul 28, 2023

    10

    Great album from start to finish. This album is a variety of sounds and lyrics. It is one of the best of the year, frankly deserves a lot ofGreat album from start to finish. This album is a variety of sounds and lyrics. It is one of the best of the year, frankly deserves a lot of recognition. I would say what is Post Malone's best work to date. Expand

    • 1of 1users found this helpful

  4. bradyc7

    Jul 31, 2023

    9

    I'll give this album a solid 9. As a Post Malone fan since pre-Stoney, I'll have to admit this album may not be for the casual posty fan. ThisI'll give this album a solid 9. As a Post Malone fan since pre-Stoney, I'll have to admit this album may not be for the casual posty fan. This takes a venture off the edgy and melodic "rap" genre and focuses on a collection of radio-friendly songs. This album will most likely have more longevity than the debut numbers may appear to show. My personal favorites are "Sign Me Up" and "Laugh it Off" Expand

    • 0of 0users found this helpful

  5. sampierotti

    Jul 29, 2023

    9

    Amazing, album made of hits. I wouldn't hear anything this summer but that music

    • 2of 2users found this helpful

  6. Lajaleaa

    Aug 25, 2023

    6

    This is the first time I give a complete opportunity to Post Malone, and I barely knew some songs from him; I was not sure what kind of musicThis is the first time I give a complete opportunity to Post Malone, and I barely knew some songs from him; I was not sure what kind of music he actually makes. Now I realize he is kind of another pop artist that tries to be cool in the same music industry we already have a lot of. And I hope this doesn't sound too harsh, but he actually sounds exactly like Ed Sheeran, but he actually tries to take it a step further. So, yes, inside all of this there is nothing more than a fleeting pop that most likely will disappears and be forgotten when another Post Malone appears and appeals to the younger generations of united states.
    I didn't like the way he merges some genres in here, but he sings nice, and his lyrics are generic for obvious reasons. Nothing new, but friendly enough to be something enough for enough time for him to claim his 15 something of fame.
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    • 0of 0users found this helpful

  7. Hovdagoat

    Aug 2, 2023

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    • 0of 4users found this helpful

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