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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the Sacramento experimental hip-hop trio features contributions from Andrew Adamson and Tool's Justin Chancellor.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 5, 2018
    80
    Year Of The Snitch feels totally alien. It is an exhilarating release that doesn’t let up, and proves that six years on the group are still a force to be reckoned with.
  2. 80
    To put it simply, Death Grips have never been afraid of pushing ever boundary around them, and Year Of The Snitch is no different.
  3. Jun 28, 2018
    75
    Year of the Snitch elicits the same anxiety-ridden feeling as having two dozen browser windows open at the same time. In its sensory overload, its embrace of ugliness and beauty, of chaos and calm, of proficiency and slackness, and its willingness to by turns troll and impress the listener, it reflects the complicated, frustrating nature of the Internet in 2018.
  4. Jul 6, 2018
    70
    Not one of their releases is the same as another, and with Year of the Snitch, they continue to break boundaries and expectations. The record is another example of true experimentation with their sound along with an uncompromising work ethic and a thirst for originality.
  5. Jul 16, 2018
    70
    There is a definite leaning towards a more straightforward form, which in this case arrives with the heavier implementation of rock music motifs. And that is also the main element that makes the album the band's most entertaining and fun release yet, albeit not its best.
  6. Jun 28, 2018
    60
    The most visceral tune may be the agoraphobia slam of "Black Paint," but the most interesting development is album's closer "Disappointed," which sounds like the hocketing of Dirty Projectors interpreted by a hardcore band.
  7. The Wire
    Aug 8, 2018
    50
    Tracks run the usual gamut, aggregating pop references and stylistic tropes from the entire history of hiphop, rock, punk, techno and their esoteric subgenres, and assembling them into a harrowing Frankenstein that’s more sardonic than revelatory. [Sep 2018, p.50]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Jun 30, 2018
    10
    An absolutely mind-bending (almost) 40 min that's unlike anything they've made up to this date.
  2. Sep 13, 2018
    10
    One of the best albums of the year!!! death grips really are an amazing group they continued experimenting this new album has fantasticOne of the best albums of the year!!! death grips really are an amazing group they continued experimenting this new album has fantastic production and production Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2018
    10
    Continuing with their already phenomenal discography, Death Grips' latest record is their most experimental and cohesive work since The MoneyContinuing with their already phenomenal discography, Death Grips' latest record is their most experimental and cohesive work since The Money Store. Each song is perfect. Anthony Fantano sent me here. Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2018
    9
    Despite giving up, in some way, on their hip-hop side, Death Grips still don't dissapoint with their rock side. More abismal and weird thanDespite giving up, in some way, on their hip-hop side, Death Grips still don't dissapoint with their rock side. More abismal and weird than ever, MC RIde and his crew release one of their best efforts yet. Expand
  5. May 14, 2019
    9
    Hate you on a **** whim, turning into you again
    These pigs are crazy, dog
    Make a god a better man, no one hates you better than These
    Hate you on a **** whim, turning into you again
    These pigs are crazy, dog
    Make a god a better man, no one hates you better than
    These chicks are crazy, god
    You're so amazing, ha
    Ha ha ha, ****
    Ha ha ha, ****
    (Feel me, feel me, feel me)
    (Slap, hey, slap)
    Ha ha ha, ****
    (Feel me, feel me, feel, feel me)
    Ha ha ha, ****
    (Slap, hey, slap, ha ha ha)
    Kiss me
    It’s my Liberace starter kit
    Got her hard like Spartacus
    Put a **** under my wing-a-ling-a-lang-lang-lang
    Look **** fly like thus
    Dope man’s dry, oh yeah right
    Don’t trip mark, yo this my part
    I got green David Letterman’s, dick like zen
    Remember when you fainted at the bargain bins
    Party time (ownage)
    Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme
    Good news to hell
    My Toyota with some bells (ownage)
    **** so wise
    She’s trying to bump two queen drugs right between the eyes
    Ownage, ownage, ownage, ownage
    In a wet **** hole
    With my feet kicked up so my hair can grow
    My steeze is crazy, dog
    And I’m in **** house
    Talking 'bout how I’m not tryna hang out
    Her steeze is crazy, dog
    (Who could it be?
    Who could it be?
    Who could it be?)
    I think I’m crazy, dog
    Put a **** under my wing-a-ling-a-lang-lang-lang
    Put a **** under my wing-a-ling-a-lang-lang-lang
    You’re so amazing, ha
    Ha ha ha, ****
    Ha ha ha, ****
    (Slap, hey, slap, ha-ha)
    Ha ha ha, ****
    Ha ha ha, ****
    (Slap, hey, slap, ha-ha)
    Doing, doing, doing, doing, gniod, gniod, gniod, gniod
    Doing, doing, doing, doing
    You're so amazing, ha
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  6. Mar 6, 2022
    8
    Not as good as the other death grips albums but still very good my favorite song was Disappointed it's not an album I will go back to causeNot as good as the other death grips albums but still very good my favorite song was Disappointed it's not an album I will go back to cause there is just better songs that they have. Expand
  7. Jun 29, 2018
    2
    It seems I'm being thrown a lot of noise but I can't make sense of this music. It's a mix of experimental, punk, and hip hop. Definitely notIt seems I'm being thrown a lot of noise but I can't make sense of this music. It's a mix of experimental, punk, and hip hop. Definitely not for everyone. The exclusive club who likes this though loves it. Expand

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