9 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Skrillex’s 2010 debut EP didn’t invent dubstep, but it did instigate the music’s worldwide explosion. The opening “Rock ‘n’ Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)” is a Trojan horse smuggling glitched-out swagger inside disco-sampling electro-house, and from there all bets are off. The furious title track proves Skrillex a master manipulator of sound and energy, with bass riffs that feel like sculpted thunderbolts. And while his peers’ remixes cement the sound of the era’s festival EDM, the sweetly emo “With You, Friends (Long Drive)” hints at surprising twists that lie just around the corner.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Skrillex’s 2010 debut EP didn’t invent dubstep, but it did instigate the music’s worldwide explosion. The opening “Rock ‘n’ Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)” is a Trojan horse smuggling glitched-out swagger inside disco-sampling electro-house, and from there all bets are off. The furious title track proves Skrillex a master manipulator of sound and energy, with bass riffs that feel like sculpted thunderbolts. And while his peers’ remixes cement the sound of the era’s festival EDM, the sweetly emo “With You, Friends (Long Drive)” hints at surprising twists that lie just around the corner.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.3K Ratings

6.3K Ratings

Josh Rocklage ,

THIS IS THE FUTURE PEOPLE. GET IT.

Ok. I have been into electronica for quite a while. And there are SO many subgenres to explore and experiment with. With this album, Skrillex is able to show his skills as a hard-hitting and talented producer. I love all of the songs and every remix is diverse. The collaboration with Foreign Beggars is extremely satisfying too.

The bass lines are SICK. The synth solo on With You, Friends (Long Drive) is AMAZING. The drop on Rock N' Roll (specifically at 2:22) is SWEET. The sampling is PERFECT. I could go on and on. I can't tell you how many times I've listened to the album. CLICK DOWNLOAD AND TURN YOUR SPEAKERS UP. BTW, I paid like $10.50 for this CD on Beatport when it first came out. (And that was with 20% off!) BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. $7.99? NO PROBLEM.

ryno122333221 ,

so good

Skrillex=Dirty

mitochi ,

you call it dubstep but its so much more than that!!

This album is nothing short of amazing. The sounds are like nothing I haver ever heard before and the combinations Sonny comes up are sick. Do yourself a favor, buy this album and become enlightened.

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