|Preconceptions: Heard of it and I believe I listened to a couple of songs back when we discussed El-P a while back. I think I liked it, and assumed I would like this album after hearing in full.
After Listening: Holy sh*it, the production is just nasty on this. It’s like a sonic blitzkrieg (that’s my Pitchfork review method). I think I would enjoy most of this record without any rapping—just the music. I didn’t find it to be terribly uneven, as I mostly liked every song, and it also seemed to have some pretty good cohesion as a unit, so I would say this record is a win for me. Also, the lyricism is pretty dope too—I picked up an awesome Blood Beach reference, and I believe the opening lyrical segment of Dead Disnee was reminiscent of a De la Soul song—I believe Potholes in my Lawn, but I could be mistaken. Did anyone else pick up on that? I like this album a bunch.
Favorite: Deep Space 9mm
Overall: 4 stars