• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Jun 10, 2014
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Jul 10, 2014
    90
    Never does this album sound more genuine than when it's low-key, because it's then that Clipping. foregoes the satire--the very lifeblood that runs through CLPPNG's veins.
  2. Jun 11, 2014
    88
    This was, at least until two days ago, the most ambitious and powerful underground hip-hop album to be released this year. But leave it to Death Grips to drop a surprise record on us and steal the spotlight from their fellow Californians. We’ll have to wait before we find out which one stands the test of time, but for the moment, advantage: Clipping.
  3. 85
    They’re not ceasing their distinct punk-rap, but they’re offering a new portion of the spectrum. If you found it had to stomach their previous material, CLPPNG will provide you a rope, from which you can drag yourself into their miscreant lair. Fair warning: they may not let you leave.
  4. Mojo
    Jul 24, 2014
    80
    CLPPNG is the work of hip hop auteurs delivering the shock of the new. [Jul 2014, p.88]
  5. Jun 10, 2014
    80
    CLPPNG is an excellent, beautifully-executed record.
  6. Jun 9, 2014
    80
    The variety of the record is tied together with a strong story-thread that prides itself on being cohesive.
  7. Jun 9, 2014
    80
    While it aims to push boundaries, CLPPNG does so in a way that demonstrates a love for the music and culture that forms its source material.
  8. Jun 9, 2014
    80
    CLPPNG makes a sterling argument for the intersection of noise and hip-hop tropes.
  9. Clipping's nightmare is riveting, particularly during its sweat-inducing peak 'Get Up', which uses an alarm clock as a beat underneath breakneck verses.
  10. Jun 16, 2014
    70
    An uncharacteristically difficult end to a record that’s not quite a paradigm smasher, but a must-hear for anyone who likes their hip-hop weird and with teeth.
  11. Jun 12, 2014
    70
    CLPPNG is a more focused release that separates Clipping. from their experimental peers.
  12. Jun 13, 2014
    56
    Overall, CLPPNG is chock full of ideas, and if its failure is due to overambitiousness, well, there are worse ways to fail.
  13. Jun 9, 2014
    50
    Even when the songs sound coherent and have some interesting moments, the jarring beats still come on as incessantly aggressive with no actual power, inspiration, or deeper statement driving the noise.
  14. Jul 7, 2014
    40
    The record lacks vision, direction, clarity.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47
  1. Jun 28, 2014
    10
    A very dope and sick hip-hop record, where the trio push the boundaries of hip-hop even further sonically. A great follow up from Midcity.A very dope and sick hip-hop record, where the trio push the boundaries of hip-hop even further sonically. A great follow up from Midcity.

    MUST HEAR TRACKS:
    INTRO
    BODY & BLOOD
    WORK WORK (FT. COCO PISTOL CREE)
    TAKING OFF
    DREAM
    STORY 2
    DOMINOS
    ENDS

    MUST AVOID TRACKS:
    SUMMERTIME (FT. KING T)
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  2. Jun 12, 2014
    6
    Crazy production, however some times it seemed a bit too far fetched. Featured artist tended to lack in quality, however clipping made up forCrazy production, however some times it seemed a bit too far fetched. Featured artist tended to lack in quality, however clipping made up for this through a gripping story line and seamless transitions between songs. Overall my First and only listen was pleasurable. Full Review »
  3. Jun 23, 2016
    7
    This is a good hip hop album. Clipping once again pushes the boundaries for what is acceptable in hip hop music, however one minor complaintThis is a good hip hop album. Clipping once again pushes the boundaries for what is acceptable in hip hop music, however one minor complaint is that it sounds like a watered down version of their previous album. Full Review »