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Beerbongs & Bentleys is Post Malone's second studio album which was released on April 27, 2018 by Republic Records.

While the album received mixed reviews from critics, it was included in several year-end lists of the best albums of 2018.

It was certified triple platinum by the RIAA and was nominated for "Album of the Year" at the 2019 Grammy Awards, while "Rockstar" was nominated for "Record of the Year" and "Best Rap/Sung Performance", and "Better Now" was nominated for "Best Pop Solo Performance."

TracklistingEdit

  1. Paranoid 3:41
  2. Spoil My Night (featuring Swae Lee) 3:14
  3. Rich & Sad 3:26
  4. Zack And Codeine 3:24
  5. Takin' Shots 3:36
  6. Rockstar (featuring 21 Savage) 3:38
  7. Over Now 4:06
  8. Psycho (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) 3:41
  9. Better Now 3:51
  10. Ball For Me (featuring Nicki Minaj) 3:26
  11. Otherside 3:48
  12. Stay 3:24
  13. Blame It On Me 4:21
  14. Same Bitches (featuring G-Eazy and YG) 3:32
  15. Jonestown (Interlude) 1:52
  16. 92 Explorer 3:31
  17. Candy Paint 3:47
  18. Sugar Wraith 3:48

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Beerbongs & Bentleys" was commercially successful, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 461,000 album-equivalent units (153,000 of which were in pure sales). The album also broke streaming records on Spotify, having gained 47.9 million streams in the United States in the first day of release.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Beerbongs & Bentleys" was met with mixed reviews. At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 51, based on 10 reviews.

Aggregator AnyDecentMusic? gave it 4.8 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus. Album of the Year assessed the critical consensus as 52 out of 100, based on 10 reviews.

Alexis Petridis of The Guardian complimented the album's production, hooks and Post Malone's voice, but criticized Post Malone's lyrics, saying: "Over a protracted period of time – and Beerbongs & Bentleys goes on and on like a charity telethon – there's a paucity of original ideas, the sense that he has virtually nothing to say for himself, and that whatever he has, has already been said umpteen times before with considerably more skill, wit and impact."

Larry Bartleet of NME described the album as "voguish, trap-flavoured blandness", concluding Beerbongs & Bentleys is "more of a stultifying moodboard than an album with something to say" and that "its 18 tracks are homogenous playlist fodder targeted at the streaming machine."

Andrew Unterberger of Billboard commented that "the album doesn't throw enough different looks at listeners to justify its 18-track length, leading to an inevitable second-half sag" but "it does have a couple moments that see Post stretching his musical boundaries, to promising effect".

Neil Z. Yeung of AllMusic said, "Beerbongs & Bentleys is an apt reflection of his lavish lifestyle and his subsequently begotten hardships, but its attempts at sincerity work only when Post Malone stops trying so hard."

Evan Rytlewski of Pitchfork concluded that Beerbongs & Bentleys "plays to Post's greatest strength: his melodic instincts. His best hooks are so tuneful and airless they directly target the ear's pleasure centers", but "Post Malone's singular, dour mood wears thin and grows stale after too long."

Daniela Campos of Exclaim! wrote that the album represents "a focus on a rock-star rapper's lifestyle that's being pushed to the forefront for the public eye to decipher."

Jordan M. of Sputnikmusic saying "This moment of fuzzed-out, fucked-up pop music with questionably scant odes to rap music is not designed for posterity. To his credit, Post gets that, and is content to make overlong albums where every song can be a single. Not every song on Beerbongs & Bentleys can be a single, but there's enough of them hiding in there to make it one of 2018's more rewarding releases."

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