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Mainstream Sellout

Machine Gun Kelly

Mainstream Sellout

Sixth album from the Texas-born pop-punk rapper produced by Travis Barker and featuring guest appearances from Landon Barker, Bring Me The Horizon, Lil Wayne, Willow and Young Thug

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  1. 8.0 |   NME

    Colson Baker has gone from underrated rapper to bonafide rock star, but this sequel to 2020's 'Tickets To My Downfall' is no complacent victory lap
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  2. 7.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    It’s a wonderfully fun album, but you’ll have to do your best to not pay attention to some of the admittedly horrible lyrics
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  3. 6.0 |   Clash

    In a way, the fresh coat of reflective paint on Kelly’s guitar feels symbolic. Rather than the playful, boisterous, chaotic energy of electric pink, we’ve moved into an era of hyper-awareness of the public eye
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  4. 6.0 |   Kerrang!

    Machine Gun Kelly’s detractors will likely have you believe Mainstream Sellout is terrible. It isn’t, but nor is the fire burning as bright as it once was. There’s some fun to be had here, but ultimately, this is the weakest record of MGK’s rock era so far
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  5. 5.8 |   Pitchfork

    The enfant terrible of the pop-rock revival wades deeper into the genre, coming back with even less than before
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  6. 5.0 |   All Music

    While Tickets to My Downfall came across like an established star taking risks with his sound in the name of self-discovery, Mainstream Sellout feels mostly like a middling attempt to further cross over into pop-punk, this time lighter on ideas and cohesion
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  7. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    His buzzsaw-bubblegum can be entertaining. But he needs to realize that “introspective” songwriting is about more than just yelling about how much you suck
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  8. 4.0 |   The Independent

    This is Colson Baker’s sixth album as Machine Gun Kelly and, in a sketchy way, follows the arc of his life to date
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  9. 2.0 |   A.V. Club

    He forgot to write anything at all worth listening to and served up a cheap knock-off of its predecessor
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  10. 2.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Mainstream Sellout proves that you don’t need musical talent to make it big in the music scene. You just need a whole lot of money to hire an excellent marketing team. Colson Baker is the voice of a generation that will realise his voice is pretty dreadful approximately seven months from now
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