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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. 91
    The best release from one of the most exciting artists of the 2010s.
  2. May 12, 2016
    81
    On their new album Bottomless Pit, they stitch together one of their most cohesive grotesques ever, renewing their focus on songcraft, rather than chicanery.
  3. Aug 2, 2016
    80
    Ultimately, for all the different genres it consumes and spits back, it sounds like no other band on earth.
  4. Jul 7, 2016
    80
    Everything sounds so precise, crisp, hard-hitting, and indomitable. For that exact reason, Bottomless Pit is an ideal effort for longtime fans and newcomers alike. Needless to say, whatever the type of listener, it won't be forgotten.
  5. May 13, 2016
    80
    For those who ran out of goodwill for the band's music and antics post-Money Store, Death Grips 2.0 is worth looking into.
  6. May 11, 2016
    80
    Bottomless Pit is a rowdy and hypnotic 40-minute suite of alienation and controlled anger.
  7. May 11, 2016
    80
    Musically you always know where you stand--the sound of a Death Grips record is unmistakable--powerful, aggressive and confrontational. Which leads us on to Bottomless Pit--very much more of the same, while pushing their sound forward.
  8. May 11, 2016
    80
    Bottomless Pit will clearly not be for all hip-hop or punk fans, but it is impossible to deny that this album, just like the rest of the duo’s catalog, is doing a much-needed service to both genres by experimenting with them in unimaginable ways.
  9. May 11, 2016
    75
    Death Grips pride themselves on constantly shifting and progressing from one release to the next. That unfortunately sometimes outweighs cohesion, but Bottomless Pit is tighter, more daring, and catchier than that.
  10. Nov 3, 2016
    67
    Radical rap, strained through absurdity and grotesqueness, Death Grips' fifth full-length effectively services--and disrupts--both punk and hip-hop.
  11. May 11, 2016
    50
    Though it shrouds itself in chaos, Bottomless Pit is ultimately Death Grips’ most straightforward, morbid, and brutal report from the deep end yet. Like watching a great beast eat itself, there is little in the way of elegance or grand design to this music, yet it remains throttling nonetheless, as relentlessly blunt as it is overwhelmingly meaningless.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 196 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 196
  1. May 13, 2016
    10
    This album is Death Grips's most accessible and at the same time, their most energetic. By far, the songs and the hooks are as catchy as thoseThis album is Death Grips's most accessible and at the same time, their most energetic. By far, the songs and the hooks are as catchy as those of The Money Store, while keeping that abrasive energy of Jenny Death, the second half of The Powers That B. To add on, production quality has definitely improved a lot, especially since after Jenny Death. Hands down, this album is a great record and probably the trio's best by far. And for first time listeners, this is a great album to start off with.

    BEST TRACKS: Giving Bad People Good Ideas, Hot Head, Spikes, Eh, Bubbles Buried In This Jungle,Trash, BB Poison, Three Bedrooms In A Good Neighbourhood, Ring A Bell
    NOT SO GREAT TRACKS: 80808
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  2. May 11, 2016
    10
    This album is a culmination of all the progress Death Grips has made over the past 5 years. It pulls you in from the very beginning with,This album is a culmination of all the progress Death Grips has made over the past 5 years. It pulls you in from the very beginning with, "Giving Bad People Good Ideas," and it never lets you go until the closer, "Bottomless Pit." I've never seen such sustainability with a band's discography. While this band has some of the catchiest hooks to ever appear in a Death Grips song (see: Eh, Ring a Bell, Houdini), it also has some of the harshest, most violent music we've ever heard from them (Hot Head, Three Bedrooms in a Good Neighborhood, Bottomless Pit). There is not a single low moment for me in this entire album. Full Review »
  3. May 12, 2016
    8
    Another ultra solid effort from the almighty Death Grips. It has more in common with albums like "The Money Store" and "No Love Deep Web" thanAnother ultra solid effort from the almighty Death Grips. It has more in common with albums like "The Money Store" and "No Love Deep Web" than "The Powers That B" but takes the aggression of those aforementioned albums to the very next level. Full Review »