CLPPNG - Clipping
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
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  1. Jul 10, 2014
    90
    Never does this album sound more genuine than when it's low-key, because it's then that Clipping. foregoes the satire--the very lifeblood that runs through CLPPNG's veins.
  2. Jun 11, 2014
    88
    This was, at least until two days ago, the most ambitious and powerful underground hip-hop album to be released this year. But leave it to Death Grips to drop a surprise record on us and steal the spotlight from their fellow Californians. We’ll have to wait before we find out which one stands the test of time, but for the moment, advantage: Clipping.
  3. 85
    They’re not ceasing their distinct punk-rap, but they’re offering a new portion of the spectrum. If you found it had to stomach their previous material, CLPPNG will provide you a rope, from which you can drag yourself into their miscreant lair. Fair warning: they may not let you leave.
  4. Jun 9, 2014
    80
    While it aims to push boundaries, CLPPNG does so in a way that demonstrates a love for the music and culture that forms its source material.
  5. Jun 9, 2014
    80
    CLPPNG makes a sterling argument for the intersection of noise and hip-hop tropes.
  6. Jun 16, 2014
    70
    An uncharacteristically difficult end to a record that’s not quite a paradigm smasher, but a must-hear for anyone who likes their hip-hop weird and with teeth.
  7. Jul 7, 2014
    40
    The record lacks vision, direction, clarity.

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  1. Jun 28, 2014
    10
    A very dope and sick hip-hop record, where the trio push the boundaries of hip-hop even further sonically. A great follow up from Midcity.

    MUST HEAR TRACKS:
    INTRO
    BODY & BLOOD
    WORK WORK (FT. COCO PISTOL CREE)
    TAKING OFF
    DREAM
    STORY 2
    DOMINOS
    ENDS

    MUST AVOID TRACKS:
    SUMMERTIME (FT. KING T)
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  2. Jul 18, 2014
    10
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    That is my favorite verse from the whole album, it's from 'Work Work'
    These lyrics are very abstract and paint a vivid picture of a drug deal in my mind.
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  3. Jul 30, 2014
    10
    I don't think any of the tracks here are a disappointment at all, and even though each of them has a different mood or a different sound, they're all brought together by the incredible noisy beats and Daveed's sick rapid flow. Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2014
    9
    Took me a couple of listens to really like this one. Not as accessible as Midcity, but a great record if you like noise-hip hop. Daveed Diggs has a crazy fast flow, and the production is all over the place, but pretty detailed and layered. My only complaint is that in a few tracks, the production is a little too minimalist. Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2014
    6
    Crazy production, however some times it seemed a bit too far fetched. Featured artist tended to lack in quality, however clipping made up for this through a gripping story line and seamless transitions between songs. Overall my First and only listen was pleasurable. Expand