Machine Gun Kelly – mainstream sellout

The pieces are in place for some solid pop-punk material, and with the right guidance (looking at you, Travis Barker), MGK can stand there, ably play four power chords, and deliver some mid-to-good pop punk when inspiration strikes. Unfortunately, this follow up to Tickets to my Downfall feels more like a clumsy pastiche of bad pop-punk tropes and hip-hop influences than a particularly inspired nostalgia trip it intends to be.