Travis Scott’s much-hyped new album ‘Utopia’ is being called an ’empty spectacle’ by some critics, while preschool favorite Peppa Pig surprisingly outscored the rapper’s record in early reviews.
The Houston musician’s collab-heavy fourth studio album dropped last week with big names like Future, Playboi Carti and Beyonce attached. But Pitchfork gave ‘Utopia’ just a 5.7 out of 10 rating, with reviewer Alphonse Pierre slamming Scott as an “emotional blackhole” who failed to deliver despite the album’s flashy production and features.
Meanwhile, Peppa Pig’s recent album ‘Adventures’ landed a slightly higher 6.5 rating from the influential music site. The news quickly went viral online, with many fans crying foul over the critics’ take. But some argued the colorful cartoon pig’s singalong tunes were legitimately more enjoyable than Scott’s bloated, empty-sounding ‘Utopia.’
“Let’s be honest, that album was not that great. Pitchfork did not lie,” one Twitter user weighed in. Others called Pitchfork’s editors “man-babies” who wrongly favored Peppa over Travis.
The debate highlights how subjective music criticism can be. But the sales numbers don’t lie — and Peppa Pig’s kid-friendly songs may actually outperform Travis Scott’s expletive-laden hip hop on the charts. Scott was likely hoping ‘Utopia’ would be his next ‘Astroworld.’ Instead, he got shown up by a cartoon pig.