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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the Detroit rapper was produced by Paul White and features guest appearances from Ab-Soul, B-Real, Kelela, Kendrick Lamar, Petite Noir, and Earl Sweatshirt.
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Really Doe
You niggas don't even know All that talk then no show Cannot tell me nothin' Show me somethin' I ain't seen before That hoe want my piccolo Smoking... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Sep 29, 2016
    100
    His voice, agitatedly squawking and yet dainty as a ballerina, is one of contemporary music’s greatest pleasures. He quotes Outkast’s BOB on Today, and is the true successor to their trailblazing spirit.
  2. Nov 4, 2016
    90
    A thematic sequel to 2011 breakout mixtape ‘XXX’, Danny Brown remains rap’s most unique force.
  3. Oct 25, 2016
    85
    Atrocity Exhibition is a party rap album, a drug rap album, an emo rap album, and a post-punk album all rolled into one.
  4. Sep 28, 2016
    80
    Distinctive and likely divisive, some spots showcase the most original beat-work you'll hear this year.
  5. Oct 5, 2016
    80
    Thematically he might travel into dark and desperate places, but the idea that one can find salvation in music is made vividly real by the rush of energy that is Atrocity Exhibition.
  6. Sep 30, 2016
    80
    Yet beyond this wired mix of post-punk anxiety, splintered techno elements and haunting soul samples, it’s Danny Brown’s rhyming ability that ultimately sees the LP flourish.
  7. 60
    This fourth album is produced by south London’s Paul White, and a shared taste for Talking Heads and especially Joy Division (the LP is named after their song, more than JG Ballard’s novel) takes it way off the mainstream hip-hop map.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. Oct 6, 2016
    10
    This is undoubtedly Brown's Magnum Opus, and will probably remain his best for a long time. He and his producers came out with what might beThis is undoubtedly Brown's Magnum Opus, and will probably remain his best for a long time. He and his producers came out with what might be the wildest, most insane and off-the-wall hip-hop record of all time, let alone this decade. There are no boundaries, no sound, no topics, no genres, no samples and no styles that are off-limit. From the psychedelic and low-key Downward Spiral to the inspiring and triumphant Really Doe to the acid trip that is When It Rain, this album features a wide variety of different emotions and stories, most of them rapped in Danny's trademark shrill flow, but with necessary calmer tracks that chronicle his rough past. With no bad or mediocre tracks in sight, this album is nothing short of a treat to your ears, while simultaneously destroying your ears with whacked-out, out-of-this-world beats courtesy of Paul White, The Alchemist, Black Milk and Danny Himself. Expand
  2. Sep 28, 2016
    10
    By far the best Danny Brown album so far! If you liked XXX, but wanted more out of the beats in general (in a way that matches the mood ofBy far the best Danny Brown album so far! If you liked XXX, but wanted more out of the beats in general (in a way that matches the mood of the lyrics) than this is for you. If you only like side B of Old and don't like dark, trippy music, then this definitely not for you. This album throws you for a ride like no other.

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    White Lines
    Get Hi
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  3. Sep 27, 2016
    10
    Shock and awe -- the album.
    Hits like a 10 ton truck. The most visceral music experience you can have this year. The Fight Club of Hip Hop
    Shock and awe -- the album.
    Hits like a 10 ton truck. The most visceral music experience you can have this year. The Fight Club of Hip Hop records, this record hits fast and hard, the brevity of the record (around 45 minutes long) goes a long ways in keeping the album fresh throughout. As someone who respected Danny Brown before, but never bought into the hype, I have officially been converted. 100% essential.
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  4. Sep 29, 2017
    9
    Danny is one of the best rappers in the game right now. He has good lyricism, great production, and the hip hop GODS Kendrick Lamar, Ab Soul,Danny is one of the best rappers in the game right now. He has good lyricism, great production, and the hip hop GODS Kendrick Lamar, Ab Soul, and Earl Sweatshirt on ONE SONG!! Only complaint is that Danny's voice CAN get annoying every once in a while. 9/10 Expand
  5. Nov 25, 2017
    8
    Hard hitting yet incredibly enjoyable. The lyrics and topics within this record are pretty sinister, but they're complimented perfectly by theHard hitting yet incredibly enjoyable. The lyrics and topics within this record are pretty sinister, but they're complimented perfectly by the eccentric beats found throughout. Danny's 'deranged' sounding delivery is the final piece of this sick, twisted puzzle. An album as brilliant as it is weird and disturbing. Expand
  6. Sep 28, 2016
    8
    This probably Danny's most experimental album second only to XXX. This album is not made for everyone, but those of us that understand Danny'sThis probably Danny's most experimental album second only to XXX. This album is not made for everyone, but those of us that understand Danny's experimental side will love it. Exceptional hip hop for those into alternative hip hop. Expand
  7. Apr 13, 2017
    2
    A very hard album to listen to all the way through. The flows are gimmicky and the only and very minor reason to listen to this album is theA very hard album to listen to all the way through. The flows are gimmicky and the only and very minor reason to listen to this album is the half-way decent lyricism. Overall a very poor album. Unless you are a Danny Brown fan you are probably not going to enjoy this project. Expand

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