- Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the experimental electronic producer/rapper features guest appearances from Anderson Paak, George Clinton, Denzel Curry, Little Dragon, David Lynch, Shabazz Palaces, Solange, Thundercat, Tierra Whack, and Toro y Moi.
- Record Label: Warp
- Genre(s): Electronic, Experimental Electronic, Left-Field Rap
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Q MagazineMay 22, 2019Musically, it's still dense and intense, with funk, jazz and electronics rubbing up against bumpy hip-hop. But the heavyweight line-up brings with it a welcome focus on songs. [Jul 2019, p.110]
May 24, 2019While Bruner has always made his presence known on Flying Lotus' work, Flamagra feels like a direct relative to Thundercat's Drunk, an album which equally levelled-up on its scale and ambition. At a whopping 66:57, it's easy to get lost in Ellison's latest offering, and not in the dreamy, psychedelic manner of his previous, trimmer work.
May 28, 2019The album sags in a way that his previous work never did (much like Michael Jackson’s Dangerous, which inspires its artwork). He remains an inventive and interesting producer, however, and there are significant patches of brilliance on Flamagra that make it a worthwhile listen.
Jun 8, 2019I don't think I have ever listened to an album that has kept me interested and invested in the project as a whole for so long. It's an hourI don't think I have ever listened to an album that has kept me interested and invested in the project as a whole for so long. It's an hour and 7 minutes long, but it felt more like 30 minutes - this project is a journey. Sure, there are some weird tracks. But I don't think that this is an album where you're supposed to listen to the tracks individually, you need to listen to the project as a whole.… Expand
Jun 3, 2019A fresh new comeback for Flying Lotus that takes a different turn.
Maybe the songs don’t pull you in as much as his earlier albums did, butA fresh new comeback for Flying Lotus that takes a different turn.
Maybe the songs don’t pull you in as much as his earlier albums did, but they make up for that in tunes that you can easily listen too and enjoy. Flying lotus makes excellent use of his featured guests and an array of drums, synths, and vocals for probably the best electronic album in 2019.… Expand
May 31, 2019I somehow don't know how I should feel about this album. There are certain tracks that sound very bland & uninteresting and many songs justI somehow don't know how I should feel about this album. There are certain tracks that sound very bland & uninteresting and many songs just sound to simple and predictable, “More” for instance. Artistically, this isn't a progress for FlyLo.
Flamagra is a well-produced piece of music, but it lacks the eccentric & abstract components that made Cosmogramma, L.A. & Until the Quiet Comes timeless masterpieces. In comparison to these albums, Flamagra sounds like a joke.
Best tracks: Post Requisite, Heroes, Burning Down the House, Black Balloons Reprise, Actually Virtual, Thank You Malcolm, Andromeda, Fire Is Coming, Land of Honey, Yellow Belly (despite the stupid lyrics), Pygmy
Ok tracks: Heroes In a Half Shell, Capillaries, Takashi, Pilgrim Side Eye, 9 Carrots, FF4, Hot Oct., Inside Your Home
Meh tracks: Remind U, All Spies, Debbie Is Depressed
Worst tracks: More, Spontaneous, Find Your Own Way Home, Say Something, The Climb… Expand
May 28, 2019Well produced - yes. Interesting - maybe. Enjoyable listen - no. Probably least favourite of his albums in my personal opinion. The often highWell produced - yes. Interesting - maybe. Enjoyable listen - no. Probably least favourite of his albums in my personal opinion. The often high octane off-kilter beats don't satisfy like they used to. Feel somewhat repetitive when it's clearly not and old tracks making of feature. A great piece of music production with very talented musicians but somehow they are still fails to satisfy in an end-to-end listen… Expand
Published: May 23, 2019Listen to tracks from the most-anticipated album releases due this summer, including new LPs from Flying Lotus, The Raconteurs, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Baroness, The Black Keys, Jonas Brothers, and more.
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