Acoustic Avenues: Entergalactic


Morgan Kong

In this weekly column, seniors Aarya Oswal and Emily Thomas provides their take on a new albums, concerts, and artists.

Aarya Oswal, Staff Reporter

In a recent interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Kid Cudi suggested that his latest album, Entergalactic, may be his last studio album, however it may not be the best project to leave his legacy behind.

This album also comes with the release of the new Netflix show, Entergalactic, which follows Kid Cudi’s character, Jabbari, in Manhattan as he explores success and love. It was created as a companion project to Cudi’s album, and it is a work of art, displaying a high level of animation, production, and soundtrack.

Like many artists, Cudi faces his ups and downs throughout his career, the album, Entergalactic, resides in between the two ends of the spectrum. All of the songs sound beautiful in their own ways, respectively, however there are only a handful of memorable songs that I can point back to the album when asked to explain the best songs.

With the best production, “Willing to Trust (with Ty Dolla $ign),” “Somewhere to Fly (with Don Toliver),” and “Can’t Believe It (feat. 2 Chainz)” stand out the most, as almost each song brings a new voice to contribute to the album, and does so beautifully.

Cudi has a very distinctive art style, making it easy to identify what his songs sound like – Cudi’s style being his heavenly hums – but sometimes an artist can lose track of how to take that signature sound to create a masterpiece of it, and instead use it in such a way that already sounds familiar to the listener. Some of the songs on the album sound like his older work, which isn’t bad – to say the least – but it may be disappointing to his fans looking for something new to hold on to what may be the last of Cudi’s album work. 

No song from this project should be rated poorly, as they all sound great individually, yet I give this album a 7.4/10 as Entergalactic seems to be discontented and a little unsatisfactory to be a final studio album.