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His skill as a curator helps sculpt a sticky, humid, psychedelic world with dazzling production and odd pleasures at every turn. If Yeezus embraced by-committee creativity as a means to an end, Scott has taken it several steps further by allowing such an ethos to define his very artistic being. This has, of course, made him a divisive figure in hip-hop circles and elsewhere. Such is the case with Astroworld , unquestionably his strongest release to date. The album takes its name from a since-shuttered amusement park in his hometown of Houston and often resembles a humid day spent at a carnival: sticky, sweet, bustling with activity, and packed with cheap thrills that still feel a tad overpriced. It's the epitome of the Travis Scott experience. But regardless of how you feel about him, Malone is an unmistakable presence on his songs, his otherworldly croon an essential element to his genre-hopping sound. Skip to content Search query All Results. Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Open share drawer.
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Astroworld is the third studio album by American rapper and record producer Travis Scott. The album title is named after the defunct theme park Six Flags AstroWorld , which was located in Houston , Texas prior to its closure. Scott aimed for the album to sound like "taking an amusement park away from kids". He also described the album as a continuation of his debut album Rodeo Astroworld is a hip hop album, incorporating elements of trap and psychedelic music. Astroworld received widespread acclaim and performed well commercially, debuting atop the US Billboard with , album-equivalent units , of which , were pure sales. The album was named one of the best albums of and the decade by several publications. The title of the album was announced in May ,    and initially teased for a release. In a interview with GQ , Scott spoke on the title of the album: "They tore down AstroWorld to build more apartment space. That's what it's going to sound like, like taking an amusement park away from kids.