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These past three years since the pandemic hit have been a blur, and it has slowed down pretty much everyone, including artists. So, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Post Malone has finally put out his fourth album, after three entire years.
Needless to say, this is a highly anticipated album, giving us a lot to talk about, starting with the fact that conceptually, it’s so far from what Post Malone actually said this album would be. In 2021, when the singer first revealed that he was working on the tunes, he talked about songs that would “lift people up.” However, the album we’ve just heard has done the exact opposite—but not necessarily in a negative way. Twelve Carat Toothache is an incredibly reflective album with a lot of deep messages, and we’re loving the introspective darkness.
As one of your favorite album review sites, here’s what we think so far.
The one thing that really hits home for us in this album is the fact that it’s instantly clear that Post Malone isn’t trying to produce hits or chart-toppers with this full-length album. He already has enough of those, and these songs are raw, uncompromised, and not necessarily designed for commercial success. Other than “One Right Now,” none of the songs are particularly radio-friendly but are powerful pieces, nonetheless.
In typical Post Malone fashion, the Twelve Carat Toothache album features some of the trendiest names in the music industry, which is a surefire recipe for success. From Doja Cat to The Kid LAROI, Roddy Ricch, and The Weeknd, the album has contributions from all our favorites, and we can’t get enough of it.
Most of the songs on the album mention alcohol in some context or the other. From “Love/Hate Letter to Alcohol,” representing the duality of the singer’s emotions to some dark humor directed at his own relationship with booze in Euthanasia, the album is packed with direct and subtle references to alcohol and its often damaging effects on the singer’s life.
Overall, it’s pretty obvious that the full-length album was written during lockdown when the singer was going through all kinds of emotions, much like the rest of us. Needless to say, it cements his position as one of the most versatile artists of our time.
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