Off The Record – ALBUM FOCUS – Tickets To My Downfall, Machine Gun Kelly

Have you ever wanted To listen to a new band or musician and not sure where to start? Well, instead of listening to their commercial music, why not start with something off the album first!  Today we look at the brand new album by Machine Gun Kelly that was released yesterday – Tickets To My Downfall.

Title Track

This is the intro track to the album and it starts off with very simple melodies and quite basic that you are not sure what to expect from this song then all of a sudden it goes into this heavy guitar riff and it completely changes the style of the song and is really effective. The song has a feeling of the Sum 41 album Does This Look Infected and the heavy guitar makes it a really good punk rock song. The song is heightened again by the drums of Travis Barker.

Drunk Face

This song has a really melodic sound to it that is remixed with this drum beat that feels like a new approach to punk rock whilst also keeping the Machine Gun Kelly style to the genre. The song has a set of interesting set of lyrics and is very unique in it’s sound. The guitar has this really nice melody that intertwines very well with the singing. At the end of the song MGK sings in different octaves to create this sort of echo effect which is very clever.

Forget Me Too (feat. Halsey)

This song is a very heavy guitar riffed song and it is a really addictive track that is one of the highlights on the album. It is an interesting song because a year or so ago I wouldn’t expect either of these two to do this sort of music and it suits them both so well. It is a really good track and the duet of their voices works so well.


This is a really heavy guitar based song but it also is a really great track, it is fully of punchy lyrics, heavy drum solos and fun little guitar solos. It is one of the shortest tracks on the album but don’t let the size matter you, it is also one of the best Punk rock tracks.

Play This When I’m Gone

This is the last song on the album and it a lot slower then the rest of the album and feels like a love song. The lyrics when you listen to them feel like they are important and they are emphasized with the acoustic sounds behind them. This song is a great finale track and it has these strings playing behind to create this melodic and emotional ending.

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