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Average User Score: 8.2May 25, 2014BBNG3 is this band's first album using 100% of their own material. Because of this BBNG really had to focus and make sure that they make goodBBNG3 is this band's first album using 100% of their own material. Because of this BBNG really had to focus and make sure that they make good songs for this album. That being said, you don't really feel the energy on this thing cause they aren't kids jammin out to covers anymore. These guys definitely sound more serious and the production on this thing can't be any better. I just wish that there were more jammin solo's and fun like there was with bbng1 and 2.
7.1/10 for me. All the songs are good, but don't have as much energy as the previous albums. I would recommend it to any fan of hip-hop/electronic/jazz… Expand
Average User Score: tbdApr 22, 2014This is a very nice and refreshing album, but in a way you wouldn't expect. Amazing instrumentals paired with a witty yet sort of hauntingThis is a very nice and refreshing album, but in a way you wouldn't expect. Amazing instrumentals paired with a witty yet sort of haunting narrative make for a very different wild ride on this album. If you are into Spoken-Word, Folklore, and Narrative Singer-Songwriter music, then definitely give this album a try.
My rating: 8.4… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Apr 10, 2014So It Goes, is a fresh new underground Hip-Hop experience that doesn't come off as too pretentious or too over the top. Lots of really greatSo It Goes, is a fresh new underground Hip-Hop experience that doesn't come off as too pretentious or too over the top. Lots of really great production layered with tons of different sounds and offset and wacky beats that have a Brooklyn Hip-Hop and UK Garage-Footwork feel to them. Wiki and Hak are really good on this album too, a lot better than the EP in my opinion. Even though Wiki and Hak are really young, they know how to throw in some really good bars and flows and know how to mix it up on the fly a lot better than most rappers you hear today.
BUT..... There is a lot of improvement that could have been made here. Some of the singing kind of throws me off (especially Wavy Spice on Puerto Rican Judo), and sometimes the beats drag on a little too long. The album doesn't really paint any pictures cause it doesn't really cover any deep topics. Also, just my personal opinion, but i feel like this album is a little bit too unintelligible for me to fully 100% fall in love with this. And what separates them from groups like Death Grips is that DG sounds unintelligible on purpose to paint this unique dark character throughout their albums, while in real life the artist are pretty intelligent people who just want to represent their dark idea the best way possible. Here though, the guys just sound too intelligible cause that's maybe how they are in real life. I feel like these guys will become a hell of a lot better once they grow older.
All I'm sayin is, is that the album is pretty good. But don't listen to it unless you wanna hear a kid who sounds like a younger more hardcore version of Zack de la Rocha that sounds unintelligent.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Oct 8, 2013Danny Brown's long waited old has finally came out and was well worth the wait. Danny's previous album XXX had what you could say are 2 halvesDanny Brown's long waited old has finally came out and was well worth the wait. Danny's previous album XXX had what you could say are 2 halves to the album. The first half was Danny's party side and the second half was Danny's more serious and introspective side. The problem with that was people would only be listening to the first half and would become less interested in the second half once he went into the more mellow beats and deeper/darker topics, even though they were just as good content wise to his first half.
This album though, is the exact opposite. There are 2 halves to the album. The first being (old) which is the deeper, moodier side. The second half (dope) is the more party side starting with one of my favorites on here, "dope song". This setup guarantees that the people who have only listened to Danny Brown's party songs would start the album with a taste of the music that they may have not listened to originally before from Danny.
In terms of production though, this album is spot on. On this album we are seeing production from a range of amazing produces like Rustie, SKYWLKR, A-Trak, Paul White, and even BADBADNOTGOOD. All of the production choices are mostly in good taste, and even though the production is extremely ranged because of the shear amounts of songs coming from different producers, they never seem so distant that the album seems like random beats thrown together. The album is consistent in production taste, and also lyrical content. Which brings me to my only real gripe of this album...
If you have listened to Hybrid, XXX, and then this, then you will notice that the lyrical content does almost seem so consistent that it could almost be coined as repetitive. Does this make this album less enjoyable than XXX because of that?? Eh...I don't really know. The album is just so good that repetitive lyrical content almost doesn't even phase me on my overall rating.… Expand
Average User Score: tbdSep 3, 2013Short and simple. Holograms have improved on their general songwriting,, but a lot of the songs have the same tempos and they sort of blendShort and simple. Holograms have improved on their general songwriting,, but a lot of the songs have the same tempos and they sort of blend together. Plus this albums doesn't really have that "Skater punk" vibe like their self titled did. This album has a lot deeper lyrics but still manages to keep its "It could have been an album made now or an album made 30 years ago" vibe.
Overall..Really good, but not as fun as their self titles… Expand
Average User Score: tbdMay 27, 2013Wow! This album truly is an absolute masterpiece. As someone who loves all types of ambient music, I am surprised that I've never heard ofWow! This album truly is an absolute masterpiece. As someone who loves all types of ambient music, I am surprised that I've never heard of Matthew Cooper's work before and I am just absolutely amazed. So much emotion put into an album that it almost makes me wanna cry even before the first song is over. This album is great and I'm definitely going to be looking at more of this guys work.… Expand