Post Malone’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys” makes me reminisce of his previous album “Stoney.” It’s a great mixture of sadness and party music that I can’t stop playing.
Post Malone has put together an 18-track masterpiece with “Beerbongs & Bentleys.” To further justify the album as being pure gold, “Beerbongs & Bentleys” broke Spotify’s first day global streaming record as the album was streamed 47,930,039 times. It broke the previous record held by J Cole’s newest album KOD, released on April 20, 2018.
The first song, “Paranoid,” immediately sets the mood of the whole album. The low base of the track instantly gives you feels, as Malone describes himself as being paranoid while trying to find peace in his life. My favorite part of the song is when Malone sings “A paranoid man makes paranoid plans,” it draws me in.
The third track on the album titled “Rich & Sad” is the track that starts to bring back memories of his previous album “Stoney.” The song is similar to “Feeling Whitney” on “Stoney.” “Rich & Sad” is a track that will make you feel the melancholy, as Malone sings, “I would throw it all away / I was just wishing that money would make you stay.”
The next song, “Zack and Codeine,” is by far the most playful track on the album, Malone brings back memories and makes references to the childhood television show ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.”
Malone really brings back memories for me of the television show when he sings “Man my life feels so sweet like codeine and we turned the hotel lobby into a party.”
“Better Now” is my favorite track on the album as the sound of the strumming guitar, the beat and lyrics just constantly run through my head. It makes me reminisce of all the times together with my previous girlfriend.
The song itself is not for the faint of heart or if you have just broken up with your significant other. Malone sings the lyrics, “You know I never meant to let you down, I could’ve gave you anything, would’ve gave you everything.”
The very next track, titled “Ball For Me” featuring Nicki Minaj, surprised me the most. I had not really been a big fan of Nicki Minaj’s music in the past, but she fits perfectly on this song. The beat on the track has a retro feeling to it and is another one I can’t seem to get out of my head. Minaj’s voice provides great contrast on the track as she brings the rap-like feeling to the track mixed with Malone’s soft spoken voice singing “I got too much on my mind right now.”
Along with having Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign as features on the album, Malone also invites Bay Area’s own G-Eazy on the track “Same Bitches” and also trap artist Swae Lee from Rae Sremmurd on the track “Spoil My Night.” Both songs bring the rap into Malone’s soft spoken album as they provide a good switch-up from emotional to party anthem throughout the music.
Post Malone has truly outdone himself with “Beerbongs & Bentleys” and is an album I will have on repeat for a very long time to come.