Something Else

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  • Summary: The latest release from the Kansas City rapper includes guests appearances from Big K.R.I.T., CeeLo Green, B.o.B., Game, Kendrick Lamar, ¡Mayday!, T-Pain, Serj Tankian of System of a Down, and Wiz Khalifa.
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  1. Aug 1, 2013
    90
    While it would have been easy for Tech to overpower listeners with fast rhymes and monstrous beats, on the whole Something Else is an intensely serious and sometimes even quiet album than isn’t afraid to tackle issues more rappers wouldn’t come near.
  2. Aug 1, 2013
    80
    There are a few holes--the project’s length and forgettable appearances (Wiz Khalifia on “See Me”)--but overall, it’s an incredible album that will keep that hint of burgundy in the sky.
  3. Aug 1, 2013
    80
    Big and bold the whole way through and with nary a stumble, Something Else is another triumph from Tech.
  4. Aug 1, 2013
    80
    Whether Tech wants the bigger fame or not is unclear, but it’s safe to say the growth he displays here is one step nearer. He’s strange, he’s provocative, but the lesser shock value on this album marks it as his true debut to a larger audience.
  5. The Source
    Dec 19, 2013
    80
    The visuals that come along with the music and skits create a Cirque du Soleil-meets-Hip-Hop atmosphere as Tech N9ne and his star-studded cast propel you through ups and downs throughout the album all while staying on track with fire, water, earth theme. [Sep 2013, p.99]
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  1. Aug 3, 2015
    10
    I will also say that I am a Technician as I liten to Tech N9nes music everyday. I absolutely love "Something Else" and I tend to agree that itI will also say that I am a Technician as I liten to Tech N9nes music everyday. I absolutely love "Something Else" and I tend to agree that it is another excellent album added under his belt. My GF and I put Fragile on loud every Sunday and rap along! Keep up the great work Tech! You're a genius and I will always be a Technician! Expand
  2. Aug 4, 2013
    10
    Tech nines album is definitely "something else" tech fans. Of course his chopper style rhyming is as excellent as always. Bur Something ElseTech nines album is definitely "something else" tech fans. Of course his chopper style rhyming is as excellent as always. Bur Something Else is very diverse in the tone of each song, the heavy features in this album is definitely a highlight. Best tracks are Fragile, So Dope, See me Dwamn, and straight out the gate. Expand
  3. Aug 5, 2013
    10
    I've been a technician (devoted Tech N9ne fan) for quite awhile now, and I am not being biased when I say that Something Else is definitelyI've been a technician (devoted Tech N9ne fan) for quite awhile now, and I am not being biased when I say that Something Else is definitely rap album of the year in my opinion. I have heard Born Sinner, Yeezus and Magna Carta so I'm not stating this with nothing to compare it to, but Tech absolutely kills it here. He's truly the only artist to just get better and better with every album release, even after 13 studio releases. Something Else is exactly what the title says. It is nothing like you've heard before. It blends almost every genre. Tech's flow and lyricism is stronger than ever. He goes from battling personal demons (I'm not a saint) to calling out the Vatican (My Haiku-Burn the world) to adding in a club track (Dwamn) and as well a heavy metal mixed with rap track (Love 2 dislike me). It honestly has everything. My only issue with the cd overall is there were too many features, Wiz Khalifa was certainly a mistake on See Me although it's stil one of my favorite tracks due to Techs 2 verses and B.O.B. on the hook. If I had to pick my top 5 tracks it'd certainly be 1. Fragile (Kendrick Lamar's verse was amazing) 2. Straight out the gate (Serj Tankien of System of a down on the hook killed it of course!) and it is by far Techs best opening track to an album to date. 3. Believe, such a powerful song and everybody thinks its Beyonce on the chorus but its Kourtney Leveringston who I must admit sounds strangely identical to Beyonce so the confusion is certainly understandable. 4. Strange 2013, Techs dream finally came true with this track, he got to work with the doors, his favorite group and his inspiration for Strange music and they did an amazing job on this track for sure and number 5 has to be I'm not a saint, this song should inspire people everywhere dealing with their own personal demons as Tech broke the news of how he was molested in the 7th grade by his teacher, much respect for him to come out with that, especially on a song. Tech always said he'd never go mainstream, mainstream will go Tech and that's exactly what is now happening with the release of Something Else, it's just ridiculous that it's taken this long for people to recognize Tech's incredible one of a king talent. 10/10 Expand
  4. Jul 13, 2015
    8
    tech has always had a unique flow, crazy rhyme patterns, and a weird strange style that's always been creative. followed him since his debuttech has always had a unique flow, crazy rhyme patterns, and a weird strange style that's always been creative. followed him since his debut album. another great album he has made. one of the few artists that has adapted great in the music scene. he seems to be getting better as time goes on. technician for life Expand
  5. Jan 12, 2014
    6
    Before listening to this album, I had never listened to Tech N9ne before. I was expecting it to be Yeezus and Doggystyle put together butBefore listening to this album, I had never listened to Tech N9ne before. I was expecting it to be Yeezus and Doggystyle put together but disappointingly it wasn't. However, I did like Tech's flow on the tracks, it's definitely one of the best I've heard. Tracks varied from slow beats to hardcore heavy metal screeches. The features were nothing special and I felt Tech N9ne really made the album his own. Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2013
    5
    This album is among Tech's worst. I feel like Tech is only doing music to stay relevant, and not because he genuinely feels inspired. EarlyThis album is among Tech's worst. I feel like Tech is only doing music to stay relevant, and not because he genuinely feels inspired. Early in his career Tech didn't fit in, and he embraced it. Nowadays, Tech is doing everything in his power to conform to standards in rap music. Aesthetically, this album is enjoyable. Emotionally, you don't feel the sincerity. Usually you don't have to skip songs on Tech N9ne albums, but Dwamn and Thizzles are just unlistenable. At this point in his career, Tech has money, he has armies of fans, and he has respect, but he's striving for acceptance. Tech does not have a reason to do music anymore, and this album proves it. Most of the topics of the songs are cookie-cutter, almost generalities. It seems like he has a formula for every album (Fast rapping song, Party Song, Sad Song, etc). If Tech doesn't change things up soon, he's going to become boring and eventually fizzle into irrelevance. Expand
  7. Sep 8, 2013
    4
    This album isn't anything new from Tech N9ne. I found the majority of the choruses in the album to bring down the tracks. He desplayed greatThis album isn't anything new from Tech N9ne. I found the majority of the choruses in the album to bring down the tracks. He desplayed great rhyme patterns though out the album. The features on this album kept it interesting but didn't improve the album. Expand

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