for starters I can't stand the absurdity of that first track (didn't like it live either). it's all of the quibbles I'd had with the band here and there in the past wrapped up in a single song. so much silly melodrama. the shorter tracks are solid though.
Haha, the first track is probably my favorite track of this whole year!
I like the album, but still don't think the first 10 minutes of that track are very worthwhile.
Song 3 is best
I'm too lazy to find the name of it/ still in bed
Wow. I listened to most of the album, and I'm not real crazy about it. Compton is awesome, but so much of it sounds like the mindless bullshit that fills the FM radio waves these days.
Listen again and clear out your ears big guy
If this is what fills the FM radio waves then we live in a perfect world
This is hip hop done right
aka well-deserved 9.5, I would have loved a tic higher. This is a more fully conceived album than Frank's Channel Orange. I think Kendrick succeeds more.
Also, this is really well put and exactly what I said to myself about the album. Kendrick balances the heavy-handed concept record with perfect beats and vibes:
All this weighty material might make good kid, m.A.A.d city sound like a bit of a drag. But the miracle of this album is how it ties straightforward rap thrills-- dazzling lyrical virtuosity, slick quotables, pulverizing beats, star turns from guest rappers-- directly to its narrative.
I wonder if Pitchfork will include Weeknd's 'Trilogy' in the best albums running.
I've had gk,mc on repeat all weekend pretty much.
the lamar hyperbole is silly. wasn't even the best hip hop album released this week. it's a good album though. (i think backseat freestyle is one of the best tracks on the album fwiw)
You guys are crazy. M.A.A.D. City is the most complete hip-hop album this year. Kendrick continues to get better with every release. A 9.5 was too low. 9.7 at least.
3.Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
5.Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
6.The Art of Peer Pressure
as of now...I like all of it though.
Yeah... I'm tired of defending GKMC... Obviously I love it. If you don't, I don't see how.
But yeah, maybe you'll come around.
edit: this is addressed to any naysayer