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Death Grips (Ranked)

I am hoping that The Powers That B isn't the last DG album, and they alluded to future material via Facebook on Thursday. Regardless, here is the definitive DG ranking thus far with beefy descriptions.
1Death Grips
The Money Store

The abrasive beats, vocals, and flows from Exmilitary return in full force on The Money Store, but are polished into a more cohesive product with the widest appeal of any DG release. This is probably the go-to DG album for anyone who is looking to get into the group, and I'll always cherish the moment where one of my best friends from high school and I picked up an advance copy of the Money Store on the day of our senior prom, drove around bumping the CD, smoked Lucky Strike cigarettes like a couple of ruffians, and waited for our dates to get their shit together. (5/5)
2Death Grips

I'll never forget discovering this album/mixtape during the hype and anticipation of Tyler the Creator's Goblin, and being blown away by Exmilitary (while simultaneously being disappointed by Goblin). Exmilitary was, and is still nothing but a sonic mindfuck. It was everything that I could have ever wanted out of a hip-hop record at that time (if you can call it a hip-hop record), and it has aged exceptionally well. (4.5/5)
3Death Grips
The Powers That B

The Powers That B ended up being a superb double album. Niggas on tha Moon is a monster of a disc with icy synths and 808 drum sounds, wide contrasts in dynamics, excellent usage of Bjork samples. and some of the creepiest lyrics in the entire Death Grips discography. Jenny Death is essentially the exact opposite of Niggas on tha Moon. The synths are nuclear, the drums are mostly reverb soaked live drums that are the sonic equivalent of last summer's Israel/Gaza war. The album takes everything that makes Death Grips' sound so notorious in the first place, and amplifies it by a power of ten. I am extremely impressed with The Powers That B and if I disregard nostalgia, I could see it overtaking Exmiliary's spot in the future. (NOTM=4.5/5; JD=4.5: 4.5 overall)
4Death Grips
No Love Deep Web

No Love Deep Web is Death Grips' darkest and most straightfoward release, and the album got swallowed in the controversy that surrounded its release. While I do not think that the album is as strong as the rest of the discography due to some filler towards the end of the record, the album is enjoyable with quite a bit of replay value. (3.5/5)
5Death Grips
Government Plates

This is the one Death Grips record that I never really got into, and I would even argue that it is largely forgettable. The first few tracks are excellent on their own, but the rest of the record falls flat in every aspect. I admire the risks that this album took if nothing else, but I rarely ever return to Government Plates. (2.5/5)
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