Dark Time Sunshine ANX
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Buzzkillr
July 21st 2012


1541 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

tbh I wasn't a huge fan of Vessel. There were a few very good songs, but the whole just didn't seem very focused. I feel that's been fixed with this album which is why it's one of my favorite albums of the year.

Gyromania
July 21st 2012


15706 Comments


love the nod to harry potter in the opening line of look at what the cat did.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
July 21st 2012


23819 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I had no idea there was a new Dark Time Sunshine album coming out. this is fabulous news.

review is probably good

FourthReich
July 21st 2012


17554 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

so this is what white people music sounds like? smh, stolid statement of the year...

Spec
July 21st 2012


27170 Comments


I'm sure this is good.

Spec
July 21st 2012


27170 Comments


Alright I wanna hear it.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
July 21st 2012


10594 Comments


Except that he didn't nail it at all. Liking music is subjective, so who cares if he ignores 'cloud rap'?...It's refreshing to have opinions that go against a consensus.


And once again I agree completely with Matt.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2012


17213 Comments



I actually agree with the notion that 2012 is the best year in hip-hop in, well, a while.


Really? there's not a single hip hop album from this year that I think is worthwhile.

Digging: Inigo Kennedy - Vaudeville

Gyromania
July 21st 2012


15706 Comments


Cheers Xeno.

Adam: yeah, but I knew you wouldn't like this, or care much for El-P and others. I know we can agree on hip-hop (Nujabes, GZA, Dalek, etc), but we disagree just as much it seems. At least we both agree that The Money Store is pretty bad.

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
July 21st 2012


7026 Comments


only hip-hop i've really liked this year is clams casino's second mixtape

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Scoot
July 21st 2012


17752 Comments


liking this so far

DuMont
July 21st 2012


84 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Except that he didn't nail it at all. Liking music is subjective, so who cares if he ignores 'cloud rap'?...It's refreshing to have opinions that go against a consensus."

Agreed, there's also no reason not to post a review about how much you like Lil B's shit, it's not as if Sobhi is the be all and end all on Sputnik's hip-hop taste.

It does speak volumes for the genre that you can still compare/contrast such different styles of hip-hop even well over 20 years after the genre got going.

treeqt.
July 21st 2012


9704 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

don't know if someone mentioned already but it's streaming here

http://soundcloud.com/fakefour/sets/anx

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Inveigh
July 21st 2012


24963 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

and i just mean no one but white people would listen to this.


no one but white people listen to The Black Keys either, what's your point?


I get really annoyed by people (especially white people) who say things like "ugh you need to listen to more black rappers," like your so progressive or elite because you like lil b. get over yourself

kingsoby1
Emeritus
July 21st 2012


4950 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Elp, killer mike, dark time sunshine, billy woods, oh no, aes rock... Yep blows most years out of the water since like 06-08 with the detroit/ dilla influenced explosion

Gyromania
July 21st 2012


15706 Comments


I get really annoyed by people (especially white people)

exactly. surprised i didn't address that earlier, i thought i had.

Inveigh
July 21st 2012


24963 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

exactly and therefore the best white people don't like it

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2012


31162 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Still don't like "cloud rap"

Gonna face some wrath

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Blaizend
July 21st 2012


647 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

my aoty

plane
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2012


6094 Comments


Cloud rap as a whole is hip-hop's chilwave, yeah, bunch of artists circling a drain, but the hallmarks (808s & Dark Grapes II, mind) are seriously so good and transcend the dumb moniker. I know Sobhi rolls with Main Attrakionz, but that album deserves its fucking due as a modern classic.

Diff'rent strokes and all that, though, and to be fair Sobhi definitely backs himself up well (and the albums he likes are usually v good), I would just like to enter a conversation on good music without the year being a factor/genre as stagnating/in redemption/progression or whatever. We were excited in 2011 and for good reason (such good reason), no need for the critical hindsight wrist slap. The album is good; why?



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