Sadistik Flowers For My Father
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ComfortablyDumb
February 22nd 2013


395 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The writing here is so much more focused than on The Balancing Act. On TBA I feel like a lot of the times he was just writing for the sake of writing, to get things off his chest. Here, every song has a specific purpose and the lyrics reflect that. He even acknowledges this on The Beast:



"I got lectured on the matter

That my topics are myopic, non-sequitur and scattered

He uses big words complex with all the patterns

But maybe it's for me and not you"



Honestly this record gets better and better with every listen. His writing is now a lot more natural. There are a few moments on TBA and TAOD where he's doing this ridiculous rhyme scheme and it feels like he's choosing words just BECAUSE they fit the scheme, not really because they're the best fit for what he's trying to say. Here, he still has the crazy rhyme schemes, but the word choices are a lot more cohesive and matured.

Yourhotdad
February 22nd 2013


21 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i know it may be sudden. but i had to 5 this shit right now

Gyromania
February 23rd 2013


17279 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah i was quick to give it a 5 as well and i'll probably drop the score in time but i'm currently enamoured by this.



a long winter, the beast, melancholia, seven devils, and russian roulette are my favourites.

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JS19
February 23rd 2013


4797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

why was dts super meh



I can't really explain. It just didn't feel very clever, and I think Onry's rapping is pretty boring. I know I'm in the minority though.

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ComfortablyDumb
February 23rd 2013


395 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I actually agree with you. I don't think I would listen to DTS if it wasn't for Zavala's production, whereas I know I'd listen to Sadistik over pretty much any beats.



lyrics >> beats yo.

Gyromania
February 23rd 2013


17279 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

well, i mean dts have pretty awesome lyrics with a lot of cool little pop-cult easter eggs for people who listen closely - they even reference harry potter, so they're pretty much the coolest cats around.



that said, sadistik's words are very poignant, especially at the end of petrichor

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2013


10469 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I do prefer the lyricism here to DTS, to be honest. I just need time to let the beats sink in.

Gyromania
February 23rd 2013


17279 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i'm definitely not listening to this for the beats. i find this much more atmospheric than something like dts, and that's kind of the point, because the atmosphere in songs like 'melancholia' help to make his words all the more emotive.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2013


10469 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I wouldn't listen to something like this exclusively for the beats either. I just feel like the music isn't captivating enough to match the awesome lyricism, at least on the first listen.

Gyromania
February 23rd 2013


17279 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

everything seems to just kind of fly by upon first listen, but there's actually a lot of cool little nuances you'll pick up on if you keep listening.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2013


10469 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Cool, I'll keep at it.

fromtheinside
February 24th 2013


19970 Comments


4.75/5

Buzzkillr
February 24th 2013


1541 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

well it would be a 5 then wouldn't it

Scoot
February 24th 2013


18119 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i'll prob 5 this soon, loving the fuck out of it :3

TomArnoldsArmpit
February 24th 2013


3045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

murder of crows might still be his best song. seven devils is right behind it though

Gyromania
February 24th 2013


17279 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i actually like seven devils but the beast, melancholia, and a long winter are all better imo.

TomArnoldsArmpit
February 24th 2013


3045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the beast is really good, the other 2 I'm not yet sold on. I mean they're good, I just don't feel those tracks are top 3 on this album.

TomArnoldsArmpit
February 24th 2013


3045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

palm reader is kind of boring.

RosaParks
February 25th 2013


15878 Comments


finally getting around to this

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RosaParks
February 25th 2013


15878 Comments


the production on this is almost too gorgeous



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