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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
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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: 34 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  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. Dec 26, 2018
    10
    The best album I’ve ever heard. Takes a couple listens to get into but after that it becomes addictive.
  3. Jun 22, 2016
    10
    This was the first Death Grips album I listened to, now I have the entire discography on my phone. I pretty much exclusively listen to thisThis was the first Death Grips album I listened to, now I have the entire discography on my phone. I pretty much exclusively listen to this band now. There isn't anything I can say which hasn't been said already. The instrumentals hit hard, Ride's vocals are brutal and fantastic and Zach's drumming is great. In my opinion, the best Death Grips album. Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2012
    9
    .....Man what an album. The production in The Money Store is influenced by electronic music rather than industrial (as on exmilitary) and.....Man what an album. The production in The Money Store is influenced by electronic music rather than industrial (as on exmilitary) and compliments MC Ride's harsh and powerful delivery suprisingly well, and the hooks will get stuck in your head for days. Overall the album is extremely solid but will no doubt turn off a lot of potential buyers because of it's abrasiveness. I think, however, it is one of the most unique albums I've listened to this year. 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. 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
  7. Jul 20, 2017
    0
    death grips - the money store
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    get got: 1/10 loud trash
    the fever: 3/10 loud trash
    lost boys: 0/10 loud trash
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    hustle bones: 5/10 loud
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    the cage: 0/10 loud trash
    punk weight: 0/10 loud trash
    f*** that: 0/10 random trash
    b!tch please: 5/10
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