Post Malone - “Hollywood’s Bleeding” Album Review

Story posted September 13, 2019 in CommRadio, Arts & Entertainment by William Roche

Post Malone has been on the scene since 2016, rapping and singing about his past loves, mistakes, and living life to the fullest. His last album, “Beerbongs and Bentleys” debuted at number one upon its initial release. The singles were blasted on the radio stations for months.

With his newest album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” he takes it up a step with more features, more songs about falling in and out of love, moving on, and writing lyrics that revolve around the digital and consumerism age that is 2019.

The album starts off strong with the title track “Hollywood’s Bleeding.” The two-and-a-half-minute song brings up feelings of remorse about why he ever moved to Los Angeles and chose to live the high life. Having just recently moved to a mansion in Utah, it seems Post Malone is true to his word.

Another stand out track is “Internet,” where a similar type of message takes precedent. In one of the shorter songs on the album, he wants to stay off of the internet and away from all the issues it brings: the media.

However, Post Malone still gives his fans what they want. Besides the never tiring “Sunflower,” this album delivers some new beats and songs that will take on a new life once the album settles in with the fans. Previously released singles “Circles,” “Wow,” and “Goodbyes" have been playing on the radio for some time now.

The album also drops new songs that could have replaced the already played singles. “A Thousand Bad Times,” “I’m Gonna Be,” and the jaw dropping feature from Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott on “Take What You Want" are perfectly timed, made for radio songs that will make you want to listen to some of Ozzy's old hits.

This album features 17 tracks, 10 different features and at least four lyricists per song. This makes the album's run time at around fifty minutes. While the album is sure to top the charts and please fans, many of the songs are over before they begin, making the listener become comfortable, but not too comfortable.

Post Malone has scored again with “Hollywood’s Bleeding.” The songs are relatable, catchy, and the producers and writers have hit all the right chords. It is all in the delivery and so far, Post Malone is doing everything right. There is no need for change yet, and when that change is needed, Post Malone is sure to deliver what the fans want without holding back.

Rating: 8/10

Reviewer’s Favorite Song: "A Thousand Bad Times"

Reviewer’s Least Favorite Song: "Enemies"


William Roche is a junior majoring in film/video. To contact him, email