niggas on the moon - Death Grips
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  • Summary: Released as a free download and set to be disc one for the upcoming double album the experimental hip-hop group, the eight track release features the vocals of Björk.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 17, 2014
    80
    On “Fuck Me Out” and “Billy Not Really,” both these dissections of Ride and the brutal rearrangements of Björk’s vocal and fidgety programming would push the ensemble’s rough, nasty but compelling sound to new levels if they hadn’t already perfected it on The Money Store. Instead, what is achieved on niggas on the moon is something that speaks differently but through the same terms.
  2. Jun 17, 2014
    70
    The songs feel more like eight variations on the same concept than eight distinct tracks. That's neither surprising nor unforgivable given the experimental bent of the band, but you can't help but notice the sameness when you listen to the album.
  3. Dec 2, 2014
    70
    This music is rebarbative glitch-puke, circuit-bent footwork with the joy scorched out, every now and then blitzed by what could be described as intelligent gabba. [Sep 2014, p.54]
  4. Jun 17, 2014
    67
    With Niggas on the Moon, though, it's hard to shake the feeling that Death Grips might benefit from a change in aesthetic and conceptual focus.
  5. 58
    niggas on the moon might be their most polarizing release yet, simply because it’s non-musical in many ways.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Jun 26, 2014
    10
    On the first half of their new double LP, Death Grips takes Bjork's voice and creates an icy sound that characterizes the album, muchOn the first half of their new double LP, Death Grips takes Bjork's voice and creates an icy sound that characterizes the album, much different from the work they got popularized from (Exmilitary, Money Store). A major difference from this album and the ones that preceded it is MC Ride's vocal delivery. Instead of screaming his way through each and every song, he introduces a lot of variety. This album is probably my favorite of this year, tied with Swans' To Be Kind. It's just a really good album. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2014
    9
    The sound is very similar to the sound they had on Government Plates, but without the lack of lyrics that was a problem on Plates. Like allThe sound is very similar to the sound they had on Government Plates, but without the lack of lyrics that was a problem on Plates. Like all of their work since The Money Store, it takes a few listens to really like, but the tracks are all enjoyable if you like Death Grips.
    It's less in your face and aggressive than previous material, but there's still some abrasiveness to it. There are also more songs that talk explicitly about race, which is a departure from their usual stuff about paranoia and violence. The must listen tracks are: Up My Sleeves, Black Quarterback, and Say Hey Kid.
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