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  • Summary: Released digitally, the instrumentals and vocals for the fifth full-length studio release for the Sacramental experimental hip-hop band was also released as a free download. A physical release of the entire album is scheduled for July.
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Hot Head
Blow, blow, blow, blow, blow, blow, blow, blow Oh no Blow, blow, blow, blow Hot head Oh no, that pedagogue grab the microphone, ease back up Blow,... See the rest of the song lyrics
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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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. May 11, 2016
    80
    Bottomless Pit is a rowdy and hypnotic 40-minute suite of alienation and controlled anger.
  6. Aug 2, 2016
    80
    Ultimately, for all the different genres it consumes and spits back, it sounds like no other band on earth.
  7. 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.

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  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Dec 7, 2016
    10
    Their best album to date, it is definitely up to standards with The Money Store. They have done what I didn't think was possible. Make anTheir best album to date, it is definitely up to standards with The Money Store. They have done what I didn't think was possible. Make an album better than The Money Store. Props to Death Grips, they have done a wonderful job! Expand
  2. 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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  3. Aug 7, 2016
    9
    BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Death Grips have done it again. They are one of the most consistent producers of music, of pure quality and creativity.BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Death Grips have done it again. They are one of the most consistent producers of music, of pure quality and creativity. Their structure and instrumentation are defying what is structurally sound to music.

    Fav tracks: Giving Bad People Good Ideas, Hot Head, Spikes, Eh, Bubbles Buried In This Jungle
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  4. May 13, 2016
    9
    They just keep making great records. Better than Jenny Death, and much more accessible. Catchy hooks, tight production, and more rappingThey just keep making great records. Better than Jenny Death, and much more accessible. Catchy hooks, tight production, and more rapping from Ride makes the album sound a lot more like The Money Store than anything else they've done.
    If you don't dig Death Grips, you probably won't like this one either, but it would be a good album to get acquainted to them with.
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  5. Apr 6, 2017
    8
    From the very start of this record, you get mindblowing production quality from the sweet vocal samples on Giving Bad People Good Ideas to theFrom the very start of this record, you get mindblowing production quality from the sweet vocal samples on Giving Bad People Good Ideas to the punching drums on Eh. Death Grips are a force to be reckoned with. Expand
  6. 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. Expand
  7. Jun 21, 2016
    0
    I don't like this album, it sounds bad to me. I prefer other bands to play more melodic music so that I can feel relaxed instead of stressedI don't like this album, it sounds bad to me. I prefer other bands to play more melodic music so that I can feel relaxed instead of stressed out while listening to it. Expand

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