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  • Summary: The debut release on Epic for Death Grips is the first of two albums released this year by the Sacramento alternative rap trio.
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Get Got
get get get get got got got got blood rush to my head lit hot lock poppin off the fuckin block knot clockin wrist slit watch bent thought bot tail... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Apr 23, 2012
    100
    The Money Store thrills like no other set heard this year.
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    90
    Cynics might call it selling out or betrayal, but the convenience of bringing Death Grips' innovative and destructive sound to a potentially wider audience is, at the very least, a positive thing.
  3. Apr 24, 2012
    87
    Death Grips appeals to the knuckle-dragging troglodyte and the smirking smart kid in us: thick-headed goonery and bookish, viscera-free nerdiness, making beautifully misanthropic music together.
  4. Apr 25, 2012
    80
    An album that's incredibly incendiary and challenging (while still entertaining).
  5. May 1, 2012
    80
    This is gritty, grimy, hardcore hip-hop, as nasty as it wants to be.
  6. Apr 24, 2012
    75
    This is punk rock with a hip-hop face-lift, and the merger here is equally trippy ("Get Got") and noisily belligerent ("System Blower").
  7. Apr 26, 2012
    40
    Burnett's one-note anger may be fine for those who fetishise the punk-rock mode of expression, but the near-total lack of range in his vocal approach is a poor match for the careening thrill of the music, and wearyingly basic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 57
  2. Negative: 5 out of 57
  1. Apr 25, 2012
    10
    Nice album. The Money Store is a breath of fresh air. If you've listene to their first album, Exmilitary, then i would say your in for aNice album. The Money Store is a breath of fresh air. If you've listene to their first album, Exmilitary, then i would say your in for a treat. Death Grips comes in hard on the new album, setting a crazy tempo that will fluctuate throughout the album, keeping the listener is a satisfiying, shocking state. Zach Hill (drummer) continues to be the peice that sets this show apart from other hip-hop fusion acts. at times, it's hard to remmber that its live drumming, but the crazy time signatures will suddenly remind you. Production is super-clean despite the array of gritty, distorted samples. lyrics are dark, but not pretentious. this album is not for everyone, thats for sure, but even if u like it a little bit, there'll come an intoxicated night in your future where you'll be glad u have it on deck. Expand
  2. Sep 3, 2020
    10
    LOUD, NOISEY, AND UNIQUE
    every track is catchy as hell and im so mad that I've only knew who death grips were in 2020
  3. Feb 18, 2022
    10
    good from start to end this album is a strong follow up to the last album they made(ex military) #bedrendcaerti
  4. Aug 20, 2018
    9
    Most Death Grips projects do not fail in giving off the soothing feeling of a mentally insane homeless guy screaming into your ear. FunnilyMost Death Grips projects do not fail in giving off the soothing feeling of a mentally insane homeless guy screaming into your ear. Funnily enough though, that homeless man (MC Ride) went on to be one of my personal favorite rappers. Listening to THE MONEY STORE is likely to trigger a headache, though said headache is very stimulating, similar to the effect many drugs have. Expand
  5. Jun 8, 2012
    9
    What Death Grips have managed to do on 'The Money Store' is move forward and become more accessible without sounding like they've beenWhat Death Grips have managed to do on 'The Money Store' is move forward and become more accessible without sounding like they've been instructed to do so. They've taken the fundamental aspects of their sound which made Exmilitary sound so raw and visceral and turn them into ingredients for writing hard-hitting rap songs with more of a 'pop' edge, with most of the tracks focusing on hooks and loud choruses in the way Exmilitary never did. The Money Store is a perfect balance of brutality and accessiblity and could be one of the best albums of 2012, and maybe one of the best of the 2010s. Expand
  6. Jan 16, 2016
    8
    This poppier project is an attempt that has resulted into both death grips' best songs (get got, i've seen footage) and their worst ones (This poppier project is an attempt that has resulted into both death grips' best songs (get got, i've seen footage) and their worst ones ( lost boys punk weight) Expand
  7. Nov 18, 2021
    0
    This is literally the worst **** ive ever experienced. My kids abandoned me, my wife thinks imma pimp and all of this is because of DeathThis is literally the worst **** ive ever experienced. My kids abandoned me, my wife thinks imma pimp and all of this is because of Death Grips. Thanks god they stay irrelevant and nobody talks about them nowadays. Expand

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