By Cody Foster
In November 2017, Lil Peep passed away while on tour for his first album, Come Over Sober: Part 1. His fans were devastated and worried that they would never get any new music. Then, in the summer of 2018, Lil Peep’s mother announced that she was going to allow her son’s frequent producers and close friends to finish the album without him, giving us Come Over When You’re Sober: Part 2.
As one may expect, certain aspects of the album feel missing or empty; however, this does not detract from the album’s overall quality. The album is thirteen songs long compared to Part 1 which had only seven. This provides more room for the greatness of Lil Peep we saw before he died, but, also, it provides more room for tracks that feel like there is some missing. Take “White Girl,” for instance. While the song is not inherently bad, it is without a doubt the weakest song on the album; the stylistic choices that listeners got when listening to music Lil Peep put out while alive just do not feel there. Certain elements of the song just feel empty, and there is less going on than every other song. Not in a good way, either, like “Life is Beautiful,” which has nothing crazy going on in the beat, but the lyrics are phenomenal.
On the other hand, the tracks that do not feel like that sound amazing. Some standout tracks are “Runaway,” which dropped as a single a week before the album did; “Sex with my Ex,” which is about covering up his hurt and sorrow about his breakup and feels like a sequel to “Benz Truck (гелик)” off of Part 1; and, best of all, “Hate Me,” which is about a breakup.
Overall, the album is not as strong as its Part 1, it is still excellent in its own right, and the strong parts of the album greatly overshadow the weak parts. Also, my rating is partially based on the fact that Lil Peep was deceased during a large portion of the album’s production.
My rating: 8 out of 10
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