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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the rapper features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, $teven Cannon, Diplo, and YG.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 10, 2018
    70
    Equipped with drowsy articulation tinged with a melodic pinch of raspiness, Xan is far from an astute lyricist but isn’t actually a slouch on the mic in terms of flow and rhyme schemes.
  2. Apr 13, 2018
    60
    What makes Total Xanarchy shaky is also what makes for an honest debut. Sure, there are moments of redundancy and filler songs that could have been left on the cutting room floor. But a lot of music on this album is fresh, exciting and a sign of the changing times.
  3. Apr 11, 2018
    47
    If adult critics really loved this stuff, the Xanarchy team would no doubt feel they’d made a wrong turn somewhere. It’s punk, or it’s the thing people who don’t really know what “punk” means call “punk,” or it’s a dog whistle meant to sail over the heads of the the elderly (i.e. anyone over 24).
  4. Apr 10, 2018
    40
    I can confidently report that there are no good lyrics on this album. ... Bad lyrics don’t necessarily matter in pop-rap, and his intermittent facility for hooks means that some of the tracks succeed nonetheless.
  5. 40
    Lil Xan is by no means the worst thing to happen to hip-hop, nor does he symbolise its death. However, he isn’t very good either. Stretched to a full album’s worth of material, Xan’s music, like a certain branded prescription drug, quickly tires those with little tolerance.
  6. Apr 24, 2018
    40
    Underneath Lil Xan’s disengaged delivery, TOTAL XANARCHY ends up slogging through his sketches of abandonment, addiction, and, conversely, fame and success, with total listlessness.
  7. Apr 10, 2018
    40
    The best you could say for Lil Xan is that he can be serviceable: “Saved by the Bell” and “Shine Hard” are catchy enough, and at least fully-formed ideas. The album may be bad but it is not especially so. It’s paint by numbers and as such blends in with everything else. You might hear it at an Urban Outfitters and confuse it for three other recent rap albums you’ve heard.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. Aug 14, 2018
    10
    Awesome debut album for lil xan. 16 songs and nearly all of them are hits, I cant wait to hear the next projects!

    XANARCHY GANG
  2. Jun 20, 2018
    7
    it's not that bad, he has his own style.It's the new generation.But not everybody likes this project.
  3. Sep 6, 2018
    5
    There are some truly bad songs on this record...but there's also a lot of really solid cuts. Xan is not a good rapper, let's get that out theThere are some truly bad songs on this record...but there's also a lot of really solid cuts. Xan is not a good rapper, let's get that out the way first. Most of his performances here sound completely phoned in and Diego is probably the least interesting part of the entire project. Luckily it's at least partly saved by some solid features, dope production (shout out Bobby Johnson) and some catchy hooks. If only he cut this album down and removed all the garbage, it could have been a genuinely decent debut record.

    Favorite tracks: Deceived, Basically, Slingshot, Betrayed
    Least favorite tracks: Wake Up, Tick Tock, Diamonds, The Man (feat. $teven Cannon), Betrayed (Remix)
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  4. Oct 23, 2018
    2
    This album is terrible. Like Jesus Christ. Lil Xan is terrible. I didnt even know how it was possible to be so trash
  5. Apr 11, 2018
    1
    An album filled with lazy lyrics, lazy flows, and lazy deliveries. The only high point on this entire album was the beat on "Betrayed", whichAn album filled with lazy lyrics, lazy flows, and lazy deliveries. The only high point on this entire album was the beat on "Betrayed", which was above average. Overall, it was a horrendous album. Expand
  6. May 26, 2018
    1
    The one valid thought in the release is the notion that he supposedly has sworn off Benzos; i.e. Xanax. A terrible med. It's a stupid drug,The one valid thought in the release is the notion that he supposedly has sworn off Benzos; i.e. Xanax. A terrible med. It's a stupid drug, and it brands people who are on it. I hate the idea of the damage it deals on a young, hungry mind. Only reason Im even writing this is because the face tats made me look twice. It's be interesting to hear an album dropped by him from a new angle. Then one could see what he brings. Expand
  7. Dec 15, 2018
    0
    I can make better songs, using only one instrument, my ass. Stop making music

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