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Kid Cudi drops surprise new album, 'Satellite Flight'
Now known as pulling a Beyonce, Kid Cudi surprise released his new album “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon” on iTunes on Monday night (Feb. 24). Unfortunately, the rollout and critical response wasn’t as flawless as Queen Bey’s.
Cudi announced the album’s release with a series of strange tweets: First, “Tickets to Copernicus Landing will be available for purchase via iTunes in the next 2 hours…so pack up and stay tuned to this feed for the link”; then “Time to make the world stand still”; and later that night, “The date says April 29 2014 but thats a glitch. Or is it ;) ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW.”
The reviews have so far been lukewarm. Consequence of Sound gave it a D+ and HotNewHipHop.com’s editors gave it a 55% (out of 100). The first week’s sales projections, according to Billboard, anticipate the album will move approximately 90,000 units and come in No. 2 under ScHoolboy Q's latest “Oxymoron.” Cudi’s 2013 album “Indicud” sold 136,000 copies in its first week.