For a guy whose moniker was partially inspired by an athlete largely known for never winning a championship, Post Malone’s streak of victories appears to be endless. Having racked up tens of millions of album sales and collected enough hardware at award shows to satisfy multiple artists, Malone has firmly minted himself as a bonafide megastar. Thus, when plans for the release of his fourth studio album were thwarted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans of Malone voiced disappointment over the delay.
However, the layoff only gave him time to lock into the studio and emerge with Twelve Carat Toothache, the follow-up to 2019’s Hollywood’s Bleeding. Nearly three years since that release, Twelve Carat Toothache includes 14 selections and finds Malone rhyming alongside Doja Cat, The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Gunna, The Kid Laroi, and Fleet Foxes. Mixing rap tunes with some rock-inspired fare, the album is a blockbuster release that finds Malone sticking to his strengths while delivering a body of work that has something for listeners across the board.
After giving Twelve Carat Toothache a spin, VIBE ranked and highlighted five songs from Post Malone’s latest that left instant impressions.