Stoney Album Review

Stoney Album Review

In December 2016, Post Malone released his album “Stoney” through Republic Records. Many thought Post Malone would be a one-hit wonder with “White Iverson,” but Malone proved the whole world wrong by dropping this top-hits album.

Austin Richard Post, better known by his stage name Post Malone, gained major recognition after his top single “White Iverson” was released in Feb. 2015. Malone is recognized as an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.

I recently listened to Malone’s new album, and I instantly fell in love with all the songs. Malone’s style combines rap with pop and hip-hop, blues, and soul as well as country influences, as Malone is from Texas.

Malone sang with a variety of different singers on his album, such as Justin Bieber in “Deja Vu” and 2 Chainz in “Money Made Me Do It.” The whole album contains 18 songs, with lyrics that made me feel like there was a hidden meaning behind each and every word.

My personal favorite song is “Congratulations” featuring Quavo from the group Migos. This song told the story of people not believing in Post Malone when he was younger, believing he would grow up to become nothing, and now only saying, “congratulations” to the singer.

The first time I listened to “Congratulations” was with my best friend in a hotel room. We had a tennis tournament, and, of course, I brought my speaker. When we put on “Stoney,” we listened to it so loudly that our neighbors complained by the second song. We were finishing the album with the song “Congratulations” when our tennis coach finally intervened. Every time I hear that song now I think of that experience and I laugh out loud.

Overall, I thought this was definitely an album worth listening to. Ranging over a variety of genres, Malone delivers the album we have been waiting for, proving that he is more than just a one-hit wonder.

A complete list of all the songs on the album can be reached here.