WASTELAND

by Brent Faiyaz

Released July 8, 2022 via Lost Kids / Venice Music / Stem Disintermedia

Reviewed July 19, 2022

Top tracks (based on community voting)
GRAVITY (59%), GHETTOGATSBY (35%), DEAD MAN WALKING (29%)

​​Not to put more stock in melodrama, but Brent Faiyaz’s foray through hyper reality rings out like a glossy recount of earlier Drake projects. WASTELAND is like if Aubrey finally put effort into a melodic line and wasn’t tryna be someone’s entire playlist. The album unfolds the dodgy intentions of a situationship with Faiyaz coolly skirting baby mama drama with all the flare of a superstar. Solid features do their part to bolster the toxic narrative without detracting from Faiyaz’s overall message that he’s gonna continue to be That Nigga and ain’t shit all at once. – Henny (7.5/10))

Daniel: 8.8/10 | DeVán: 8.5/10 | Pax: 8.5/10 | Dominick: 8/10 | Hadley: 7.5/10

Henny: 7.5/10 | Jacques: 7/10 | Cam: 6.8/10 | Peter: 5.5/10

 
Community Reviews:

Whole album is fire, just shouldn’t have put so many songs we’ve heard before on it. – anonymous community member (10/10)


Overall, a great album, but the skits make it both better and worse. The first listen is so much different from the second, simply because you understand what happens after what he did. The toxic misogyny here is beaten only by those Future Instagram memes. – @bxddddd (8/10)


WASTELAND has very good production, performances, and features. Only real issue with it is that there are some unnecessary tracks here and there. – @zain.guthrie (8/10)