Agreed. It's refreshing to hear El-P try something a bit different after Cancer 4 Cure being somewhat of a retread. And it's definitely pretty backloaded. Still need to give it more attention.
It's pretty good. Nothing omg amazing, but I liked it.
Loving both the Killer Mike and El-P releases. Ab-soul has also been on constant rotation the last few days. Great year for hip hop so far
maybe Black Dice
This is what I've got so far... there more at the end of the list but these are the notables.
Lil Ugly Mane
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Sadly, the new Walkmen album is not doing anything for me. I'll have to re-visit it later.
SXSW - 3/7 - 3/16
The National/Warpaint - 4/21 - Moody Theater
Mogwai - 4/24 - Emo's
Tycho - 5/1 - The Parish
Austin Psych Fest - 5/2 - 5/4 - Carson Creek Ranch
Australians rapping lazily over slow crystalline jams.
Here's a neato mixtape:
yes. r.a.p. music is the shit.
El-P/Killer Mike/Despot show is going to be fucking sick.
Yes, i want to add to the praise and thank everyone who mentioned Killer Mike. This shit is awesome. It's making me feel significantly tougher while I eat lunch at my desk too.
I feel like I'm emanating a searing aura of unfuckwithableness walking around SF streets with R.A.P. Music on.
The new Walkmen album is what it sounds like when a band runs out of gas.
new Yeasayer song here......
not really liking it much yet
On another note I think it's almost been a month since the Japandroids leak and I'm still not understanding the hype of this band or the new record on this thread. I've listened to all their records in the past and I have always thought they were overrated. Don't get me wrong it's bombastic fun and all and they are decent live but with all the chant along "whoooahh oooohhhs" and "yeaaahhs" it seems like something I would have liked more when I was 20. It reminds me of AFI back in my punk days of the late 90's playing with Rancid. I'm probably dating myself but I still like some uptempo rock n' roll indie bands. "The House That Heaven Built" is a jam and it's definitely a good record to go on a run to but it gets really repetitive overall. When it comes to noisy 2 piece bands I'll take the art rock of No Age over these guys any day.
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Right? That has pretty much been my reaction to that line both times. Currently on my 3rd listen of the album. So fucking good.
This Killer Mike album is SO fucking good! One of the rawest rap albums to come out in a while
Dude sounds like a Cube/UGK hybrid
I have to say that the Chromatics album has a lot of staying power. Still loving it - it's going to end up somewhere in the top of my list come year's end.
Laurel Halo's debut on Hyperdub is SUBLIME. PM me if you want a link.
'06, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '13.1