Migos – Culture (300 Entertainment, 2017)
With the success of their biggest hit, “Bad and Boujee,” Migos capitalized on the hype by releasing their latest full-length album Culture. With Culture, however, the group dials back their high-energy style and trades it in for a more moody and melodic one. After the opening track, “Culture,” the next three songs are “T-Shirt,” “Call Casting” and “Bad and Boujee,” which are all singles that came out before the album. These are the three best songs on the record and feature the group’s best lyrics, beats and melodies. The album takes an immediate nose dive after that. Each song begins to sound the same and the lyrical content becomes non-existent. The beats are too trendy and sound like they’ve been stolen from the latest Travis Scott record. Culture is the perfect example of what happens when a group cares too much about singles, and forgets about the rest of the album.
Trial Track: “T-Shirt”