Lil Nas X’ debut album MONTERO is getting the raving reviews it deserves! It currently has a 89 on Metacritic and is loved by the critics.
The Guardian (5 stars)
"It hits an impressively eclectic sweet spot between hip-hop and pop, leaping confidently from trap beats and martial horns to grinding, distorted hard rock; from music that recalls early 00s R&B to stadium ballads. The genre-hopping is unified by melodies. Song for song, Montero has more hooks – and stickier ones – than any other big rap album thus far released in 2021."
The Best of Line Fit (10/10)
"It is nothing short of iconic."
“A colossal event release, ‘MONTERO’ excels the marketing spin by delivering one of 2021’s most daring, riveting, and honest pop statement. After months of anticipation, Lil Nas X speaks his truth – and the world is ready to listen.“
Variety (4 stars)
"At its best when he gives us a glimpse of the man behind the memes. ... For an artist that has conquered the rap world, Nas proves to be surprisingly adept at pop. ... With its genre-stretching approach and refreshingly honest exploration of love and loneliness, Lil Nas X reminds us that he’s a musical force to be reckoned with."
Rolling Stone (3,5 stars)
“Lil Nas X makes us like him even more on ‘Montero’. The young legend’s long-awaited full-length debut is a subversive delight.”
The album of the year is projected to debut with 130-140K units. It’s a digital only release, and there were no bundles. Unfortunately that means he’ll probably debut at #2, behind Drake (ugh). Buy and stream MONTERO!!!
i’m sorry i had no choice but to start taking desperate measures https://t.co/6LQUfQSOq6— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) September 19, 2021
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