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
219 Ratings
219 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!

nhertzler ,

Full release was a let down

The first three songs released off this album I thought were ok, had that signature Jon Bellion sound. So I was hype, and preordered the album. When it dropped at midnight I listened to the rest, and thought “what happened?” The other songs didn’t have the Jon Bellion feel to them, it felt like he was trying to be more lyrical and less musical, which is the opposite of what he has been. I’m disappointed that I preordered instead of listening first before buying. Check out his other music, which I believe to be a lot better than this.

Ydedqnsbceu ,

Great

Amazing album

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