The Money Store - Death Grips
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Universal acclaim- based on 87 Ratings

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  • Summary: The debut release on Epic for Death Grips is the first of two albums released this year by the Sacramento alternative rap trio.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Apr 23, 2012
    100
    The Money Store thrills like no other set heard this year.
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    90
    Cynics might call it selling out or betrayal, but the convenience of bringing Death Grips' innovative and destructive sound to a potentially wider audience is, at the very least, a positive thing.
  3. Apr 24, 2012
    87
    Death Grips appeals to the knuckle-dragging troglodyte and the smirking smart kid in us: thick-headed goonery and bookish, viscera-free nerdiness, making beautifully misanthropic music together.
  4. Apr 25, 2012
    80
    An album that's incredibly incendiary and challenging (while still entertaining).
  5. May 1, 2012
    80
    This is gritty, grimy, hardcore hip-hop, as nasty as it wants to be.
  6. Apr 24, 2012
    75
    This is punk rock with a hip-hop face-lift, and the merger here is equally trippy ("Get Got") and noisily belligerent ("System Blower").
  7. Apr 26, 2012
    40
    Burnett's one-note anger may be fine for those who fetishise the punk-rock mode of expression, but the near-total lack of range in his vocal approach is a poor match for the careening thrill of the music, and wearyingly basic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Apr 25, 2012
    10
    Nice album. The Money Store is a breath of fresh air. If you've listene to their first album, Exmilitary, then i would say your in for a treat. Death Grips comes in hard on the new album, setting a crazy tempo that will fluctuate throughout the album, keeping the listener is a satisfiying, shocking state. Zach Hill (drummer) continues to be the peice that sets this show apart from other hip-hop fusion acts. at times, it's hard to remmber that its live drumming, but the crazy time signatures will suddenly remind you. Production is super-clean despite the array of gritty, distorted samples. lyrics are dark, but not pretentious. this album is not for everyone, thats for sure, but even if u like it a little bit, there'll come an intoxicated night in your future where you'll be glad u have it on deck. Expand
  2. Dec 9, 2013
    10
    Okay so essentially imagine a homeless black man imagines what pop will sound like in 20 years, but being brought up in downtown Sacremento (wat) he just can't shake his hip-hop roots. Yeah that's pretty much what I feel Death Grips were going for here. Expand
  3. Jan 9, 2013
    10
    Best album of the Year, Favorite Rap Album Ever now. Sonic Hellscapes, Grime, Rap-Punk Vocals and Screeches Make this sound like nothing else ive heard in years Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2012
    9
    Suck it, this album is great. Love the song Get Got and Punk Weight. Experimental Hip Hop never felt so good..........................................
  5. Nov 20, 2013
    9
    Fantastic record, interesting from start to finish. Love MC Ride's lyrics on this, Get Got and The Fever are obvious belters however I've Seen Footage, The Cage and Hacker are also amazing tunes. Expand
  6. Apr 9, 2013
    9
    Is this experimental hip-hop? 30 minutes in it felt more like Rage Against the Machine then a Nas album. Either way it was entertaining and a great way to spend 40 minutes. Expand
  7. Dec 22, 2013
    5
    [5.5] The Money Store definitely hits hard, but its torpid, dull production completely negates any energy that this album brings forth. I don't have any specific problem with this album in particular, I just don't care for Death Grips' style. Get Got is a fast, hectic, and incredibly fluent, but it seems that after the track, the album just loses any flow it had to begin with, and just showcases the loud, disorganized, and ultimately underwhelming instrumentation and very underwhelming vocals the album tries to boast. Expand

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