Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone

Post Malone’s recent album ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’, released on September 6th 2019

Through this blog I’ve been exposed to new albums as they are released, which helps me stay current with the latest hits in the media. Post Malone’s newest album Hollywood’s Bleeding, which was released on September 6th 2019 is no exception. With the album featuring big names such as, Travis Scott, SZA and even Ozzie Osbourne just to name a few, it was so no surprise when this project became a huge hit.

Super official ranking system

  1. Take What You Want (feat. Ozzie Osbourne & Travis Scott)
    It opens with Ozzie’s unmistakable voice as he sings “I feel you crumble in my arms, down to your heart of stone…” and as the song develops, I was surprised at how well all three artists were able to mesh together.
  2. A Thousand Bad Times
    This one is really upbeat and catchy, which I think makes sense since he is trying to stay optimistic and look on the brighter side of things.
  3. Die for Me (feat. Future & Halsey)
    Taking a lyric like “I had a really bad feeling you been lying to me” and adding it to a fast, fun beat makes this song a number 1 contender for a post-breakup playlist. Halsey’s part solidifies my opinion that people will be blasting this song from their speakers when they feel they’ve been wronged. With lyrics like “I sold 15 million copies of a break up note” how could it not be on someone’s playlist?
  4. Hollywood’s Bleeding
    The titular song of the album, this left nothing for me to be disappointed about. There are definitely stronger songs on the album, but it’s still a great song.
  5. Allergic
    I really liked the “Allergic!” call out that occurs in this song, so it had to be on this totally official ranking system.

I didn’t mention the songs I’ve already come to love before the album was released; Goodbyes (feat. Young Thug), Wow and Sunflower with Swae Lee. I wanted to focus on the songs that were introduced with the release of the final product i.e the album.

Hollywood’s Bleeding is overall a really strong album that is going to stay on the charts for awhile, I’m sure.

‘Lover’ by Taylor Swift

Releasing on August 23rd, I’ve given myself plenty of time to listen to the album and familiarize myself with the songs and come up with a solid opinion. The verdict is in and I love this album. You may have read my review for Gabbie Hanna’s EP ‘2WAYMIRROR’ and be expecting that same kind of review. This time though, I’m going to be ranking all the songs for me personally, and then picking a few from the bunch to talk about as opposed to speaking about each song specifically. I’m only going to rank my Top 5 because in reality, I do enjoy all the songs so I don’t want to stress myself out by trying to pick apart the final contenders.

super official Ranking system

  1. Paper Rings
  2. London Boy
  3. Lover
  4. I Think He Knows
  5. Cornelia Street

I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings

Paper Rings, Taylor Swift

This song was immediately my favorite. It wasn’t like Cornelia Street that kind of snuck up on me. It’s such a cute song that just makes me happy listening to it.

They say home is where the heart is
But that’s not where mine lives

London Boy, Taylor Swift

I found this song to be really funny, especially when she is mimicking the english accent. What I really love about this entire album is just how happy she seems to be, it really shows in the lyrics, music and her vocals.

We were a fresh page on the desk
Filling in the blanks as we go

Cornelia Street, Taylor Swift

Fun fact; in the first couple seconds of this song it reminds me of the opening to the Macarena. Go listen to both of them, maybe I am just going crazy. This song is really interesting because she’s showing us how much her relationship means to her, that if it were to end she’d never be able to walk this particular street again. And it makes sense. I’m sure we can all relate to not being able to do certain things because they remind us of someone from our past. It’s honest, and I like that.

I believe that this entire album can be summed up in one word; fun. It’s a fun album to listen to, to sing along too while driving along. Now of course there is an outlier, that being ‘Soon You’ll Get Better.’ One thing I’ve always known about Taylor’s music is how honest and raw she is. She lays her feelings out on the table always. We’ve seen this in every album, but what makes this one stand out is that she’s unapologetically in love and sappy, and that’s neat. It’s nice when someone is happy and wants to tell the whole wide world that she’s happy. But she isn’t making it seem as though she’s always happy. There are moments of darkness, and I think she has a good balance in this album.

I’ve been a fan of hers since Teardrops on my Guitar, and I’ve never not listened to an album she’s come out with. I think this album may be the best one she’s come out with. It shows a lot of growth personally and professionally. I’m really excited to see what comes next for her.

What did you guys think? If you’ve gone back and listened to Cornelia Street did you hear the funny resemblance to the Macarena’s opening?