Hollywood's Bleeding is Post Malone's third studio album which was released on September 6, 2019 by Republic Records.
On June 5, 2018, six weeks after the release of his second studio album, "Beerbongs & Bentleys", it was reported that Post Malone was working on his third studio album.
In November of that same year, Malone stated that he was "trying to put out a new body of work" before the end of the year, but only released the single "Wow" in that time.
On July 28, 2019, Malone shared that he had finished recording his upcoming third studio album, self-describing it as "pretty goddamn out of sight".
- Hollywood's Bleeding 2:36
- Saint-Tropez 2:30
- Enemies (featuring DaBaby) 3:16
- Allergic 2:36
- A Thousand Bad Times 3:41
- Circles 3:34
- Die For Me (featuring Future and Halsey) 4:05
- On The Road (featuring Meek Mill and Lil Baby) 3:38
- Take What You Want (featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott) 3:49
- I'm Gonna Be 3:20
- Staring At The Sun (featuring SZA) 2:48
- Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse) (featuring Swae Lee) 2:38
- Internet 2:03
- Goodbyes (featuring Young Thug) 2:56
- Myself 2:38
- I Know 2:21
- Wow. 2:29
"Hollywood's Bleeding" debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 489,000 album-equivalent units, of which 200,000 were pure album sales, giving Post Malone his second US number-one album.
It also marks the second-biggest week of 2019 for an album only behind Taylor Swift's album, "Lover" and biggest in terms of streams.
"Hollywood's Bleeding" was met with generally positive reviews. At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 79, based on 10 reviews.
Aggregator AnyDecentMusic? gave it 6.9 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus. Album of the Year assessed the critical consensus as 71 out of 100, based on eight reviews.
Danny Wright of NME gave the album a positive review, saying "he's able to skillfully cherry pick from different genres[, ...] But Post Malone is the post everything star the kids have called for, a musician made for the internet-age; a goofball chameleon instinctively skilled at understanding the ways genres can merge together. These are albums made as playlists that skip seamlessly between styles."
Reviewing the album for Variety, A. D. Amorosi said the album was a blend of "country, rock, hip-hop and modern soft soul" and that Malone gives the album a "refined trap-pop vibe."
Neil Z. Yeung of AllMusic saying "More well-executed than his previous releases and undeniably catchy, Hollywood's Bleeding is a huge step forward for the guarded superstar, one that doesn't sacrifice the essential elements that made him such a surprise hitmaker, and pushes him even further into the pop-savvy landscape where he belongs."
Writing for Los Angeles Times, Mikael Wood stated, "Unlike Stoney and Beerbongs & Bentleys, this album feels composed of discrete stylistic exercises; no longer is he boiling down rap and rock and a little bit of country into a kind of smearable paste."
Rolling Stone's critic Nick Catucci said, "Post Malone curates as much as he creates, and there's not a misplaced feature among the 10 spread across seven of these tracks."
Dan Weiss of Consequence of Sound wrote, "Hollywood's Bleeding is immediately Post Malone's most listenable work and may well be the catchiest album you hear in 2019, and that includes Taylor Swift."
Daniel Spielberger of HipHopDX said, "Besides a few questionable features, there's nothing offensive or particularly bad about Hollywood's Bleeding. It's just Malone playing it safe and betting on the likelihood that the streaming algorithms will reward him once again."
Jason Greene from Pitchfork stated, "When he's not wasting time trying to glower, he proves himself surprisingly versatile. ... There are a lot of guests on Hollywood's Bleeding, and all of them sound engaged."