Travis Scott’s ‘Utopia’ Falls Flat According to Critics — But Peppa Pig Outsells Him

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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.

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