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Lil Nas X - 7-EP (2019) Published: June 29/19 Released: June 21/19 albumAlternative8 Tracks • 18 Minutes
TRACKWAVE SCORE
The percentage of professional music reviewers who liked this. Above 75% is gold. ?
52%
    SELECTED LINE: Lil Nas X has quickly gone pro. -Los Angeles Times
    Preview
    1. Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) [Remix]2:37
    2. Panini1:54
    3. F9mily (You & Me)2:42
    4. Kick It2:21
    5. Rodeo2:38Lil Nas X & Cardi B
    6. Bring U Down2:11
    7. C7osure (You Like)2:28
    8. Old Town Road1:53
℗ 2019 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Critic Reviews (42)

The people behind him never allowed him to breathe, and make something memorable.

30% 3 months ago

The Young Folks The Young Folks

Ultimately, 7 EP as a whole proves far too generic, flat, and predictably radio-ready.

65% 3 months ago

The Line of Best Fit The Line of Best Fit

This is the type of music that’s keeping everything fresh and lively.

3 months ago

Soundigest Soundigest

The result is another formulaic record that attempts to grasp at... something.

60% 3 months ago


A glum eight-song set bookended by the two key versions of his hit.

3 months ago

The New York Times The New York Times (TOP)

Not one of these songs are good.

3 months ago

PopMatters PopMatters

An eight-track hodgepodge of ideas.

68% 3 months ago


7 marks the beginning of his fall back to earth.

50% 3 months ago

Highsnobiety Highsnobiety

The crudeness and lack of sophistication of the tracks on “7” are essential to their appeal, much in the way that a goofy eight-bit graphic is often funnier and more charming than an elaborate animation, and not simply for reasons of nostalgia.

3 months ago

The New Yorker The New Yorker (TOP)

This EP doesn’t make much of a splash.

54% 3 months ago

THEFRESHCOMMITTEE THEFRESHCOMMITTEE

7 is as much about figuring out what made “Old Town Road” land as it is about delivering a satisfying sequel.

3 months ago

GQ Magazine GQ Magazine

7 proves that Lil Nas X's versatility and eclectic taste will be one of his defining factors as a musician.

60% 3 months ago

Exclaim Exclaim

Lil Nas X is a passable rapper, but 7 proves that his true focus is melody—a universal, boundary-obliterating delivery service that makes his songs, in spite of their stylistic eclecticism, go down almost deceptively easy.

3 months ago

The Ringer The Ringer

The results are mixed to say the least.

3 months ago

UPROXX UPROXX

As valiant as his efforts were, I foresee the one-hit curse following Lil Nas X like the plague.

30% 3 months ago

thirstkey thirstkey

7 is musical Chex Mix — lightweight and best consumed in selective increments, but also strangely addictive.

58% 3 months ago

Consequence of Sound Consequence of Sound

A collection of eight unfocused songs that all seem to have been conceived—except for “Old Town Road” and it’s remix—using a paint by numbers methodology specifically engineered to recreate the crossover success of his smash single.

3 months ago

DJ Booth DJ Booth

The EP is fun, but confirms that Lil Nas X doesn't quite know what to do.

3 months ago

POPDUST POPDUST

The project "7" does not even know where it wants to go.

60% 3 months ago

lautde lautde

There are enough hooks in this bouquet of confusing-if-passable genre-hopping tracks to keep him on the path to future hits, but nothing comes remotely close to the lightning in a bottle of "Old Town Road"'s accidental perfection.

60% 3 months ago

AllMusic AllMusic

7 makes a solid case that Lil Nas X has the chops.

3 months ago


It achieves everything that it sets out to.

3 months ago


7 EP reflects the cultural moment, and Gen Z’s ongoing and inspiring deconstruction of music genres as we know them.

3 months ago


With 7, there’s too little conviction to tell if a full project is something Lil Nas X wants to do.

3 months ago

Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly (TOP)

It achieves what a quick EP after a monster hit must: It keeps hope alive while buying time to work on a more realized album.

3 months ago


For being an EP whipped together quickly in an effort to beat the one-hit wonder clock, Lil Nas X’s 7 is, above everything, a solid, promising start.

60% 3 months ago


Lil Nas X’s post-‘Old Town Road’ EP is a mess.

3 months ago

Vulture Vulture

This project is below average.

33% 3 months ago

The Ratings Game Music The Ratings Game Music

The songs on the debut EP from the viral rap and country star do not even come close to the pure magic of “Old Town Road.”

43% 3 months ago


Lil Nas X has quickly gone pro.

3 months ago

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (TOP)
User Reviews (5)

Dallop-Head4 months ago
Sorry I really loved Old Town Road and I guess I thought his eventually album would be like it and I really one enjoyed Rodeo. The songs aren’t bad they’re just not what I was looking for from him. ✌🏾😭

it’s yee haw yee yee

#kingshaunjadin4 months ago
Wow Actually it’s not bad at all 😭 I weirdly like it and even though some of this sounds like it’s meant to be a joke, I respect him for not fitting the mold of literally every new rapper ever 🤷🏽‍♂️

Music_Bizz4 months ago
Sounds GREAT! Proud of Lil Nas X and his rise to stardom. This first EP sounds GREAT! He is killing every genre of music with this EP. Its really something for everybody on this album.

Mbkhk4 months ago
Every time u add cardi b a song becomes trash Ew
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