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Old 10-23-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city

So I know I've been starting a million threads this year but I figure it's a good thing! So you'll excuse me for this thread (and who knows, maybe it will bring Cassie back )

Section.80 was dope, and this just got BNM'd and 9.5'd, one of the highest scores of the year so far.

I haven't heard it yet, it's out Friday here (I hope) but yeah, I feel like it's going to be getting a lot of love very soon.

Here's the songs I've heard so far. He's got a sick flow.

Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Explicit) - YouTube

Kendrick Lamar feat Dr Dre - Compton [Prod. by Just Blaze] - YouTube

Kendrick Lamar - Backseat Freestyle (good kid, m.A.A.d city) - YouTube
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I'm pumped beyond belief for this.

Right now it's looking like the only album that can top The Seer on RYM for 2012.

Really, based on the staggering hype and this dude's solid debut, I'm expecting something on MBDTF's level.
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I watched him on Conan last night, it was probably one of the crappiest performances I've sat through in quite some time. Maybe the studio versions of his songs are considerably better, but I really have no interest in checking them out now.
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I'm expecting something on MBDTF's level
It wasn't anywhere near that good.

Why does Kendrick insist on using so many irritating vocal hooks? I thought Hol' Up was a bit grating; Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe's vocals make me want to tear my ears off.

On the other hand, the beats and production are astounding. Great flow in the sequencing. A lot of love was put into constructing this thing.
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It wasn't anywhere near that good.

Why does Kendrick insist on using so many irritating vocal hooks? I thought Hol' Up was a bit grating; Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe's vocals make me want to tear my ears off.

On the other hand, the beats and production are astounding. Great flow in the sequencing. A lot of love was put into constructing this thing.
Really? Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe is chill as. Awesome song. Awesome album, too. Can't stop playing it.
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Right now it's looking like the only album that can top The Seer on RYM for 2012.
Wow, there's going to be a downrating shitstorm if this tops The Seer in the next chart update (which is overdue).

That said, I'm amazed The Seer hasn't suffered more harshly at the hands of downrating. It's not exactly accessible ... or very good.
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Evidently, most disagree! I know I do

I figured Godspeed might be able to take it out, but it looks to have fallen just short. Kendrick Lamar will be the next MBDTF unless downrating kills the shit out of it. Nothing could stop MBDTF in spite of BLATANT downrating on par with what you see for albums in the top 10. I would love to see what its score is without that brick wall of 0.5s.
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I actually thought you didn't rate The Seer that highly.

I never really expected Godspeed to get #1 - in fact, given the weight of expectations and all the baggage it seems people are bringing to the new album, I'm impressed it's stayed as high as it has.

If Kendrick Lamar can withstand the tide of downrating in the fortnight immediately after the next chart update, then I imagine the album will hold on to a damn good spot by year's end.
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The Seer is an easy 4/5 for me right now, will probably go up on future listens but obviously I go back to White Light and Great Annihilator more often. They're far more accessible.

I just checked the score for Good Kid, Mad City and I'm stunned. I DON'T think it's that good, but I do like it. Better than some hipster-accepted metal record that three people have heard getting #1 I guess.
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But I want my hipster-accepted metal record that three people have heard to be #1!

... if I'm going to post this much in this thread, perhaps I should listen to the album.
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Really? Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe is chill as. Awesome song. Awesome album, too. Can't stop playing it.
True man. Good to see you around.

I like this album, and I suspect it will grow on me with every listen and slowly become love, but man, it's pretty inaccessible. Especially when compared with Section.80. The great moments from that record that you could cherry pick aren't to be found here, Compton and Backseat Freestyle aside.
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But I want my hipster-accepted metal record that three people have heard to be #1!

... if I'm going to post this much in this thread, perhaps I should listen to the album.
You listened to fucking Death Grips *twice*, so I don't know why you should skip something good in the genre.
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You listened to fucking Death Grips *twice*, so I don't know why you should skip something good in the genre.
I can't resist incessant hype on RYM, I think this has been well-established. I mean, I wasn't going to waste my time on Swans' new one either until everybody prattled on about it forever.
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You know what really bugs me about this album? The fucking skits. I actually enjoy them for the most part, but they are so long and kill the momentum. I'd love to get rid of them, but they're embedded in the tracks. No skit should be nearly 2 minutes long.

The beats though. The BEATS. I want to drive around bumping Backstreet Freestyle in my car all day. It's like A Milli, but not hilariously bad.

EDIT: Alright, this is growing on me. Feel like I could drink a swimming pool of liquor right now, guys. I don't know why he raps like Urkel sometimes though.
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Not feeling this, sorry. Some parts are good, but in general I'm either a tad bored, or put off by the religious bits. The end of I'm Dying of Thirst in particular - which is a shame, because before the long prayer, it was actually a decent track.
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