And as big as it's gotten, there's no disguising how weird "Sicko Mode" is as a pop song. It's a five minute, three-part odyssey, one which short-circuits its own opening (courtesy of Drake, currently the most successful rapper in the world, whose name does not even appear on the song's official listing) just as it starts to gain momentum. The song's three segments are almost entirely discreet from one another, with little obvious connective tissue melodically, rhythmically or even thematically -- though both sections featuring verses from Scott do include a Jamba Juice reference, for whatever that's worth -- and the transitions between the three are jarring by design, making the song every bit the rollercoaster ride you'd expect from Astroworld's marquee attraction.
|A||–Travis Scott (2), Drake||SICKO MODE||5:13|
|B||–Travis Scott (2), Drake, Skrillex||SICKO MODE (Skrillex Remix)||5:04|