- Summary: The third full-length studio release for the producer-rapper features guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, Michael Bolton, Haim, Father John Misty, King Chip, Kendrick Lamar, RZA, and Too Short.
- Record Label: Universal Republic
- Genre(s): Rap, Alternative Rap, Underground Rap, Left-Field Hip-Hop
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The SourceJul 2, 2013In comparison to his past two albums, Cudi has grown the furthest from his purest hip-hop roots on Indicud, successfully carving out his own space using fundamental tools of hip-hop. [Jul 2013, p.91]
Q MagazineJul 11, 2013Only Haim's contribution to Red Eye enlivens the tedium. [Aug 2013, p.99]
Apr 28, 2013Great album, good features and solid production from an artist that had never produced a single song on his previous solo albums. Album of theGreat album, good features and solid production from an artist that had never produced a single song on his previous solo albums. Album of the year so far.… Expand
Jan 20, 2015This album shows Cudi's growth from his first mixtape "A kid named Cudi" to the extremely diverse songs and beats of Indicud. This album isThis album shows Cudi's growth from his first mixtape "A kid named Cudi" to the extremely diverse songs and beats of Indicud. This album is Cudi's most complete body work.… Expand
Apr 19, 2013This album is the perfect blend of his dreamy, spacey, 2009 effort MM:TEOD, and dark, chilling works of MMII: TLOMR, Indicud is anThis album is the perfect blend of his dreamy, spacey, 2009 effort MM:TEOD, and dark, chilling works of MMII: TLOMR, Indicud is an execeptional masterpiece true fusion of alternative, and hip hop, cudi's production skills are also very good. Plus the guests are all very high profile (Wu tang's RZA, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar). Favorite tracks are Beez ft RZA, Brothers ft. A$AP Rocky, King Chip, Just What I am ft. King Chip, and Solo Dolo pt II ft Kendrick Lamar… Expand
Jul 3, 2013Just like O.N.I.F.C, this is stoner music. The difference is this is how you're supposed to do stoner music. Cudi doesn't disappoint with thisJust like O.N.I.F.C, this is stoner music. The difference is this is how you're supposed to do stoner music. Cudi doesn't disappoint with this album. Also it is called (Indi)cud so it's supposed to sound like one big dream even sober. This is the style he was going for and I thought it worked out great. Just like Yeezus, my biggest complaint with this album was the features. The two weakest tracks on this album were delivered by Kendrick Lamar and Two Short both features. However the best verse in the album comes from a feature as well. King Chip sure delivers on that song and this is why I am presenting this "stonerific" album an 8… Expand
Apr 26, 2013Scott Mescudi testifies his lacks of skill in singing in all of his albums. By the great production of this album and bad lyrics of this one,Scott Mescudi testifies his lacks of skill in singing in all of his albums. By the great production of this album and bad lyrics of this one, you can say that Indicud is a mid-good album.… Expand
May 5, 2013Dear god....why must he do all of his own production? I can understand maybe having 3 or 4 tracks that he did by himself and a maybe a fewDear god....why must he do all of his own production? I can understand maybe having 3 or 4 tracks that he did by himself and a maybe a few more in collaboration with better producers like Plain Pat and Emile, but ALL OF IT? The man has the beat-making prowess of a moderately talented 16-year-old with Fruity Loops.
By no means was Cudi ready to handle all of the production on an album of this length, because as a result, the songwriting is mostly bland and at times downright irritating. Cudi is at his best when he collaborates with talented people behind the boards instead of trying to be some poor man's Kanye (with all the ego and half the ability). That goes for his video direction as well. Putting a gold frame around a mediocre video is not going to convince me of Kid Cudi's "art" being anything above average.
The fact that he asked the top-tier A$AP Rocky to jump on such a clunky percussion-based instrumental is just an insane waste of a feature. I'm sure A$AP was just going along with it since Cudi has some gathered some respect and seniority in the industry over the past half decade.
Lyric-wise, I have never really cared what the guy was saying as long as he's riding over a solid beat. Everyone knows Cudi is not exactly world-renowned for his lyricism. Since the beats are mainly the lyrics are just turd garnishes.
I DID like Beez (which is bodied by RZA's potent lyrics and not Cudi's production) Solo Dolo Part II, and Cold-Blooded. Not much else impresses me on this thing. The repetition on the instrumentals is so boring I can't help but skip almost every track. Hopefully the whole "I can do it all" thing that Cudi is currently going for is just a phase and he'll go back to working with Emile soon. We can only hope....… Expand
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