25 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Across Bad Vibes Forever, the second posthumous release from the troubled South Florida singer and MC ‎XXXTENTACION since his death in 2018, it can be difficult to distinguish the star’s fully formed ideas from those amended after his passing, but the album doesn’t suffer for it. X believed in brevity, so the fact that the majority of the album’s tracks clock in around two minutes in length shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Neither should guest spots from self-professed fans and former collaborators Lil Wayne, Noah Cyrus, and Joey Bada$$, as well as stunt-casted features from perpetually animated Houston MC Sauce Walka, modern-day dancehall greats Mavado and Vybz Kartel, and pop-punk stalwarts blink-182.

What might shock casual listeners, though, is just how far these few remaining snippets of X’s voice can take you. From soft singing with acoustic guitar accompaniment (“Ex Bitch”) and spoken-word with Cyrus (“Ecstasy”) to patois-influenced toasting (“Hot Gyal”) and even placeholder mumbling (“THE ONLY TIME I FEEL ALIVE”), Bad Vibes Forever exhibits a wealth of ‎XXXTENTACION’s creative impulses. The fact that his estate can deliver 25 original-sounding incarnations of them in a second posthumous release only confirms what diehard fans have been proclaiming since his light was extinguished: X was only just getting started.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Across Bad Vibes Forever, the second posthumous release from the troubled South Florida singer and MC ‎XXXTENTACION since his death in 2018, it can be difficult to distinguish the star’s fully formed ideas from those amended after his passing, but the album doesn’t suffer for it. X believed in brevity, so the fact that the majority of the album’s tracks clock in around two minutes in length shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Neither should guest spots from self-professed fans and former collaborators Lil Wayne, Noah Cyrus, and Joey Bada$$, as well as stunt-casted features from perpetually animated Houston MC Sauce Walka, modern-day dancehall greats Mavado and Vybz Kartel, and pop-punk stalwarts blink-182.

What might shock casual listeners, though, is just how far these few remaining snippets of X’s voice can take you. From soft singing with acoustic guitar accompaniment (“Ex Bitch”) and spoken-word with Cyrus (“Ecstasy”) to patois-influenced toasting (“Hot Gyal”) and even placeholder mumbling (“THE ONLY TIME I FEEL ALIVE”), Bad Vibes Forever exhibits a wealth of ‎XXXTENTACION’s creative impulses. The fact that his estate can deliver 25 original-sounding incarnations of them in a second posthumous release only confirms what diehard fans have been proclaiming since his light was extinguished: X was only just getting started.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
976 Ratings

976 Ratings

open mided music listener ,

This isn’t Twitter

I am simply just saying, after reading most of these “reviews” they are honestly YouTube comments, this section is for criticism for the album, no one cares what you think about the artist or the background the album has. The fact that most of the songs on skins we’re unfinished does have me worried a bit for this album. But if you are going to complain that X has 1 minute songs then stop because since he was alive that is what he wanted to do. At the beginning of his extremely underrated “?” Album he states “I want to say more by saying less”. One more thing the fact that the company may be cashing off of the late rapper can be disturbing, but that does not determine the quality of the album. I know that this “review” is extremely hypocritical, but I just needed to say something (on this platform obviously so I can get the point across) Honestly based off the singles this album might be better than skins.

GhostNTV ,

%100

Can only say what he has left is one of his last marks he gives everyone n will forever live on ! The love he had for music n being able to share what he did was amazing , good job XXX!!

bigjon02 ,

Life changing🖤

Idc what anybody says about this man he has saved my life, saved me from depression, and so much more but also changing the world...people might be bashing oh him or others for this album but who cares they don’t understand this man for what he has done for this world and everything in it but to spread peace, love, and positive...their will be no other person like x in this life time idc who agrees or disagrees about what I said we all have our opinions that’s how life is so say what you have to say about a man who was trying to change the world...LLJ🕊...he doesn’t like comparison but HE IS OUR GENERATION 2PAC...🖤🕊

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