13 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Now here is some amusing, candy-coated anarchy. For the blown-out punk-rap act’s second record and (somehow!) their major-label debut, Death Grips fuse abrasive techno with shouted and amped-up hip-hop and crazed distorted backing loops. The Sacramento, Calif.–based group brings together producer Zach Hill of the avant-metal act Hella with vocalist Stefan Burnett and coproducer Andy Morin. Lyrically, there’s a bit of the Rage Against the Machine problem at work here. Songs like “I’ve Seen Footage” and “Get Got” icily remark on the proliferation of violence and the way it desensitizes youth. It’s also easy to see how desensitized youth would just think it’s cool. Two of the least venerated forms of the '90s—electroclash and digital hardcore—are resuscitated in a way that will cause parents the world over to politely ask that that music be turned down. Yet it's undeniably good—always layered and frequently strange.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Now here is some amusing, candy-coated anarchy. For the blown-out punk-rap act’s second record and (somehow!) their major-label debut, Death Grips fuse abrasive techno with shouted and amped-up hip-hop and crazed distorted backing loops. The Sacramento, Calif.–based group brings together producer Zach Hill of the avant-metal act Hella with vocalist Stefan Burnett and coproducer Andy Morin. Lyrically, there’s a bit of the Rage Against the Machine problem at work here. Songs like “I’ve Seen Footage” and “Get Got” icily remark on the proliferation of violence and the way it desensitizes youth. It’s also easy to see how desensitized youth would just think it’s cool. Two of the least venerated forms of the '90s—electroclash and digital hardcore—are resuscitated in a way that will cause parents the world over to politely ask that that music be turned down. Yet it's undeniably good—always layered and frequently strange.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
401 Ratings

401 Ratings

I Love You Bae :) ,

Amazing

This album is just massive, it almost makes all other artists across all genres seem not to be trying when it comes to making music. Anyone who loves music should give this album a shot, it's suprisngly easy to get into and you will thank yourself for listening to it.

BASTARD86 ,

important day in music history.

it's hip hop's Dark Side of the Moon....
"System Blower"??? Biggest song I've ever heard in my life.
I dont know what else to say.

Jabbox1 ,

Face Melter

It makes me feel alive, not sure if that's in a healthy way.

I was a big fan of Ex-Military and wasn't 100% about this album with the preview tracks. Then I finally listened to the whole album on their website and instantly came here to buy it.

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