Travis Scott - Rodeo
Release date: September 4, 2015 Label: Grand Hustle/Epic
Before 2015, Travi$ Scott had his aesthetic down, but he had yet to make a cohesive work to make full use of it. Thankfully, Rodeo is that album, channeling all of the elements he previously explored in his music and amplifying it to the highest degree.
Every bit his own work as it is the sum of its many parts, Rodeo is the album in which Scott truly unearthed his directorial talents. Despite sharing the stage with so many different producers and vocalists, Scott's presence is always felt, even when he's not in the spotlight.
This is his show, regardless of how many ghosts of music past are in the room. Sure, it might lean a little too heavy on some of his influences at times, but when it reaches its peaks, few artists can match what Rodeo brings.—Joe Price