Death Grips
The Money Store


5.0
classic

Review

by Sam Feldman USER (7 Reviews)
April 22nd, 2012 | 385 replies | 24,746 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Only thing to do now is dance and look up.

22 of 26 thought this review was well written

Consider my rating for The Money Store a placeholder for when I figure out if insanity is a good or bad thing. The Money Store, taking bits of industrial, glitch, noise, and of course hip-hop, is so urgent, so in the moment that it's nearly impossible to resist its grip. Every song is like a surge of energy, everything cranked up to 11 and shaking. Yes, Exmilitary did this too, but there was no room for the rage so it became claustrophobic and stagnant. The Money Store takes that discontent and implodes it, sending it in a trillion different psychotic directions that incredibly and monumentally you can dance your *** off to. This is pop going through the meat grinder at full speed and yet these songs can be stuck in your head(ache) for days. Never has anything so ugly and paranoid and unsettling and disorienting been so catchy and memorable.

Congrats to Epic on this one. Those masochists just signed a band perfectly content with throwing a flaming comet at the music industry. The Money Store is anti-corporate, anti-structure. It is The Joker sticking his head out of a car window looking insane, the grim reaper's psyche while he does his dirty work. With The Money Store, Death Grips are the ones pushing the hip-hop medium forward (something hinted at by Shabazz Palaces last year but this takes it to a whole other level), similar to what Age of Adz did to the indiesphere at the turn of the decade. The Money Store changes the game forever - the house has fallen, the birds have landed. Only thing to do now is dance and look up.



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chambered69
April 22nd 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

lets talk about this :]

Idnuf
April 22nd 2012



1491 Comments


if i thought exmilitary was fucking awful is this still worth listening to?

chambered69
April 22nd 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

YES

Funeralopolis
April 22nd 2012



11195 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yea their debut sucks

Digging: Bethlehem - Dark Metal

Idnuf
April 22nd 2012



1491 Comments


well what did you think of exmilitary?

chambered69
April 22nd 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

i thought it was awful lol

Idnuf
April 22nd 2012



1491 Comments


alright looks like i'll give this a try then

daIceman
April 22nd 2012



398 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

nice review... Still think Shabazz Palaces is more progressive than Death Grips.
But I agree those two bands raise hip hop on another level

Maniac!
April 22nd 2012



26250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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Yazz_Flute
April 22nd 2012



18770 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

The grim reaper's 'psyche'? I think you meant 'scythe'

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MMX
April 22nd 2012



4797 Comments


Really fucking good

daIceman
April 22nd 2012



398 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ex-millitary wasnt aweful guys just a little more abrasive than money store, best Death Grips song for me still stands "beware"

chambered69
April 22nd 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

hacker no contest

Maniac!
April 22nd 2012



26250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

getgetgetgetgetgetgetgetgetgetgetgetgetgetgetgotgotgotgotgotgotgotgotgotgotgotgotgotgotgotgot

chambered69
April 22nd 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

TEACHIN BITCHES HOW TO SWIM


this whole thread could just be one liners :]

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
April 22nd 2012



23804 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

I don't dig the two songs I've heard from this at all, but nice review, pos.

the first one was fucking terrible though my god.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
April 22nd 2012



21778 Comments


getgetgetgetgo- oh



anyway this album is ok. Lost Boys and Blackjack are pretty sweet

Maniac!
April 22nd 2012



26250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is almost a 4.5 for me. Gonna give exmilitary another listen. maybe it'll grow on me

Athom
Staff Reviewer
April 22nd 2012



17204 Comments


shit

Yazz_Flute
April 22nd 2012



18770 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

YOU MUST BEEE SMOOOOOKIIIIIIING ROOOOOOCKS



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