The Money Store - Death Grips
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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: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  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 aNice 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. May 3, 2014
    10
    This is one of those albums you listen to, and because of your love for it, look for more like it, but come to a rude awakening when you seeThis is one of those albums you listen to, and because of your love for it, look for more like it, but come to a rude awakening when you see it's one of a kind. Expand
  3. Apr 27, 2012
    10
    "The Money Store" is A fresh, mind bottling, catch-your-breath kind of record. Death Grips explosiveness seems more "catchy" on this one"The Money Store" is A fresh, mind bottling, catch-your-breath kind of record. Death Grips explosiveness seems more "catchy" on this one (relatively to "Exmilitary") but don't let that fool you; MC RIDE still scream and shout into the mike, Zach Hill drumming is powerful and haunting and the BEATS [oh, the beats] are phenomenal. The production on "The money store" is flawless; well-arranged chaos. I enjoy every minute. Bottom line - Death Grips took experimental Hip-Hop to the next level. Can't wait for the next album they will drop later this year. 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. May 15, 2012
    9
    Definitely one of the more interesting albums so far this year.
    It brings the raw , unconstrained emotion and power of their first album to a
    Definitely one of the more interesting albums so far this year.
    It brings the raw , unconstrained emotion and power of their first album to a purpose for this and have produced an amazing album with it.
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  6. Jun 2, 2013
    9
    Great album and definitely one of the best 2012 album. Blends rap with element from metal, punk, drone, noise and electronic music combinedGreat album and definitely one of the best 2012 album. Blends rap with element from metal, punk, drone, noise and electronic music combined with sublime production and MC Ride's mindblowing vocals, it's not like any music I've heard lately and I mean it in a good way. Content itself is incredibly dark, somehow reminded me of Nico & Velvet Underground. Highlight tracks: The Fever (Aye Aye), Please, Get Got, I've Seen Footage Expand
  7. May 5, 2014
    6
    This is obviously polarizing stuff.
    Incredibly noisy. Incredibly brash. But with at times beautiful synths.
    The Problem this project has,
    This is obviously polarizing stuff.
    Incredibly noisy. Incredibly brash. But with at times beautiful synths.

    The Problem this project has, is that while the first half of the Album mashes ugly and beautiful perfectly, the second half doesn't. After the first 6 tracks the album falls of and only returns in the ending track.

    Had the whole Album been only those 7 tracks or were the other tracks of equal quality, this would've been a really good album. But I have to deduct some points for the incredibly forgettable second half.
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