10 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jon Bellion can write a chart-topping hit when he feels like it. After all, he’s the man behind Rihanna’s arena-scale chorus on Eminem’s “The Monster.” But the New York singer-songwriter grows more adventurous when he goes solo, fusing hip-hop, eclectic pop, and R&B into an intriguingly off-kilter style. On his second album, Bellion gets personal on electro-soul ballads (“Stupid Deep”), plays the sly party-starter on funk jams (“The Internet”), and even flexes a rapid-fire flow over dizzying beats (“Adult Swim”). His love for classic Michael Jackson joints also shines through, especially when Jackson’s longtime producer Quincy Jones lends his sweeping touch to the album’s gospel-tinged finale.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jon Bellion can write a chart-topping hit when he feels like it. After all, he’s the man behind Rihanna’s arena-scale chorus on Eminem’s “The Monster.” But the New York singer-songwriter grows more adventurous when he goes solo, fusing hip-hop, eclectic pop, and R&B into an intriguingly off-kilter style. On his second album, Bellion gets personal on electro-soul ballads (“Stupid Deep”), plays the sly party-starter on funk jams (“The Internet”), and even flexes a rapid-fire flow over dizzying beats (“Adult Swim”). His love for classic Michael Jackson joints also shines through, especially when Jackson’s longtime producer Quincy Jones lends his sweeping touch to the album’s gospel-tinged finale.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
214 Ratings
214 Ratings
Brivdji26 ,

Mixtape?

This feels like a rookie album. The songs are well below “mediocre” As a big Jon Bellion fan I feel very disappointed to the point where I kinda cringe when listening to certain songs. I feel like his previous work had a vision, a certain direction in which it was going, where it made sense while this album is just all over the place. I don’t know, it’s just so hard to explain because even the album does not make sense. I don’t know if he got some new people to work on his stuff but something has changed and you can feel it. Really upset that I had to wait so long after The Human Condition to get this!! Well....now wait and hope than in another 2 years we can get something better!

Taytay2868 ,

WOW

This album is SO amazing and I’ve listened to it on repeat! Definitely worth anxiously waiting forever! It has such a unique tone to it that always puts me in such a good mood!

Air Derrtyz ,

THIS ALBUM IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO TRULY LISTEN TO MUSIC

The production, with diving deeper into Jon’s life with his normal, catch and well sought out lyrics, make this album his best yet. If you have an ear for actual music that is keeping this generations trend of mainstream forgotten, then listen to this album more than one. Your first time through will be like everyone else’s, and wonder what Jon was up to while create this amazing craft. Let it sit for a while, then take another stroll through, this time picking out something different from each song, and start putting it together as an album, instead of singles. This album was made to be whole, and not separate. After your second time through, the album opens a piece to your heart that you’ve never felt about an album, because you learn to appreciate it more and more. Keep gifted artists such as Jon afloat by supporting this type of music. This man deserve a Grammy for this one.

God bless.

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