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Man on the Moon III: The Chosen is the seventh studio album by American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive and actor Kid Cudi. It was released on December 11th, 2020 by Republic Records. Announced on October 26th, 2020, it's the final part of Cudi's Man on the Moon trilogy of albums, which includes 2009's Man On The Moon: The End Of Day and 2010's Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager. Man on the Moon III: The Chosen received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who praised Cudi's songwriting and generally favoured the latter two acts, though some found it derivative of Cudi's earlier albums.

Track Listing

Act I: Return 2 Madness
No. Title Length
1. "Beautiful Trip" 0:37
2. "Tequila Shots" 3:13
3. "Another Day" 3:19
4. "She Knows This" 3:36
5. "Dive" 2:28
Act II: The Rager, The Menace
No. Title Length
6. "Damaged" 2:30
7. "Heaven on Earth" 3:21
8. "Show Out" (featuring Skepta and Pop Smoke) 2:54
9. "Mr. Solo Dolo III" 4:02
Act III: Heart of Rose Gold
No. Title Length
10. "Sad People" 2:56
11. "Elsie's Baby Boy (Flashback)" 3:59
12. "Sept. 16" 4:09
13. "The Void" 5:25
14. "Lovin' Me" (featuring Phoebe Bridgers) 2:45
Act IV: Powers
No. Title Length
15. "The Pale Moonlight" 2:56
16. "Rockstar Knights" (featuring Trippie Redd) 3:51
17. "4 Da Kidz" 3:04
18. "Lord I Know" 3:32
Total length: 58:37

Why It Rocks

  1. It is one of the best albums Kid Cudi has ever made alongside Man On The Moon: The End of Day and Man On The Moon 2.
  2. Kid Cudi express his issues in a very emotional and great way.
  3. It has very nostalgic production that takes influences from Man On The Moon: The End of Day without being a complete copy of it.
  4. It has great songs like "Tequila Shots" "Mr. Solo Dolo III" "Rockstar Knights" and "Show Out".

Critical Reception

Man on the Moon III: The Chosen was met with critical acclaim. In a positive review, Mason Meyers of Clash dubbed Man on the Moon III: The Chosen as Cudi's "best solo album to date", praising the production and modern influences. For The Line of Best Fit, Luke Ballance complimented the guest appearances and the album's progression beyond Act 2, concluding: "While it might take a few listens to make sense of the album's seemingly muddled introduction, one thing is clear: by the end of this hour-long journey, Cudi has reached his destination."