- Record Label: Sony Music Entertainment
- Release Date: Mar 23, 2015
|Good grief, I been reaping what I sow nigga, I ain't been outside in a minute I been living what I wrote And all I see is snakes in the eyes of these...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Mar 25, 2015There’s usually only so much of the Odd Future aesthetic one can take before the darkness becomes overwhelming, and so a sub-40 minute runtime is perfect. Never in any danger of overstaying his welcome, Kgositsile shows an overall maturity on Outside that suggests great things in his future.
Mar 24, 2015There's a fair bit of tension in his rhymes and it works for him. Earl upholds a dangerous, unpredictable presence--when he slurs “step into the shadows, we can talk addiction” in “Grief” there aren't many who would take up the offer--but at times he holds himself wide open.
Mar 23, 2015At 10 songs that span barely 30 minutes, this album is so terse it makes Nas’s “Illmatic” seem like “Infinite Jest.” And often it can feel as if Earl Sweatshirt is rapping his dense syllabic tumbles with his back facing the microphone, which is perplexing, since few rappers love the sound of sticky syllables as much as he does.
Mar 25, 2015Earl comes back stronger than ever on this album with a more cultivated sound and stronger sense of self-awareness than in his past projects.Earl comes back stronger than ever on this album with a more cultivated sound and stronger sense of self-awareness than in his past projects. It's easily become one of my favorite albums but more than anything, I believe the musicality speaks for itself with Sweatshirt producing every track except one done by OF's Left Brain. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen; just turn off the lights beforehand.… Expand
Mar 24, 2015Earl has done it again. dope album from start to finish. "Grief" is my favorite song on there. Doris was banging too but when he surprise usEarl has done it again. dope album from start to finish. "Grief" is my favorite song on there. Doris was banging too but when he surprise us with this album, it was out of the blue and i was like "wow!".… Expand
Jun 2, 2015This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If you think this album is gonna follow in the direction that Earl's last album 'Doris' followed, think again. This album is a much more personal and definitely more independent album by Earl. This album is full of dark and gritty lyrics that deal with Earl's relationship with his Mother, a breakup, Earl's depression and other dark themes. There is lo-fi and atmospheric production that borrows elements from soul, jazz and minimalistic music. This album is also quite shorter than 'Doris', with its running time just being under 30 minutes, aswell as 10 tracks, but this album is definitely worth a listen. This is an album best listened to at midnight, by yourself. It may take a few listens, but it definetly grows on you.… Expand
Mar 23, 2015Grimy grotesque production with Earl rapping with emotion & lots of confidence in his voice. Short in time, but dense in material. EarlGrimy grotesque production with Earl rapping with emotion & lots of confidence in his voice. Short in time, but dense in material. Earl beginning to perfect his sound.… Expand
Dec 31, 2015Who would've thought that an album would be just as enthralling (and as engaging) as it's predecessor ,while stripping every aspect down toWho would've thought that an album would be just as enthralling (and as engaging) as it's predecessor ,while stripping every aspect down to it's bare minimum.
With less features, less songs, simple production and with Earl being more straightforward and present, IDLS:IDGO within it's 30 minute run time takes you back and forward through the dry and depressing soundscape of the California rapper.
The album's biggest highlight is definitely the two hit combo of "Faucet" and "Grief". These two songs will make anybody feel down in an instant...
IDLS:IDGO is one solid album from Earl Sweatshirt. Dark, simple and straightfoward. Although not everybody might be a fan of this direction when compared to Doris.
PS: Respect for Na'kel on the song DNA. Mad respect.
Fav Tracks: Faucet, Grief, Off Top, DNA, Wool
Least Fav Track: AM // Radio… Expand
Mar 25, 2015good album. could be longer, though. I enjoyed Earl's reclusive and personalized production style and the eerie lo-fi melody-driven beatsgood album. could be longer, though. I enjoyed Earl's reclusive and personalized production style and the eerie lo-fi melody-driven beats compliment Earl's dry sound very well.… Expand
Dec 19, 2015I was really bored listening this album. Bad flow, bad lyrics, bad production. I give 1/10, but 0 is ok too :) I don't recommend it at all.I was really bored listening this album. Bad flow, bad lyrics, bad production. I give 1/10, but 0 is ok too :) I don't recommend it at all. Feeble album in great 2015… Expand
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