Death Grips
The Money Store


3.5
great

Review

by Beram C. Lansay USER (21 Reviews)
April 24th, 2012 | 58 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: In the future, the only music is Death Grips.

Contrary to popular belief, Death Grips is not a hip-hop collective. It's beyond that. It's the evolution of the genre to the point of excess. It's the idea that hip-hop has no limit, the imagination of men can wander far into the dark abyss and return a monster. When Exmiliatary dropped last year, people were taken aback by the putrid anger that seemingly oozed from every pore of its existence. To say that anger is gone on The Money Store would be misleading, but it is certainly more polished than its predecessor. This album still manages to retain the anti-establishment, fuck everything attitude though, and that is part of its evil charm.

Everything on The Money Store goes against traditional methods. Every time the production hits a great melody, it collapses in on itself in a fit of glitched out rage. Our beastly emcee only maintains clean verses in tracks momentarily until tourettes overcomes his last sane thought. The music clashes with itself, as if it is a towering machine, struggling to maintain its function of infecting the masses with sound. The lyrics often times are drowning in layers of production, and only surface for a moment to expend their last breath in a blood curdling yell. The album is a wonderful contradiction, like an undiagnosable disease, slowly eating away at our decadent society.

In reality The Money Store is the exaggeration of what our society has become. On the surface it's pretty and polished but at the core of it, it's ugly and rotten. Tracks like “System Blower” hit with a mechanical precision before slowly spiraling into industrial madness, showing us just how futile a normal life is. In a culture today where many of us hide behind the veil of the internet, we are systematically becoming less and less human. Empathy is at an all time low. An album like this manages to simultaneously be offensive and oddly mesmerizing. The Money Store is what happens in the heart of men behind the cultural curtain. There are no delusions here, Death Grips know exactly what they are: the filthy grime that greases the gears of the machine. This is imperfection at its finest, and as so perfectly put in the track “Hacker”, they are “teaching bitches how to swim”. Lead the way, Death Grips.



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lancebramsay
April 24th 2012


1585 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Get at me

KILL
April 24th 2012


71955 Comments


neck

Digging: Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

J0ckstrapsFTW
April 24th 2012


3652 Comments


I dont see how this band is appealing at all

PuddlesPuddles
April 24th 2012


4784 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Still waiting for inevitable 3 review

Just to clarify, I like this

lancebramsay
April 24th 2012


1585 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

why the neg?

EDIT: neg[s]

KILL
April 24th 2012


71955 Comments


m/

lancebramsay
April 24th 2012


1585 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

negs are good right?

metallicaman88
April 24th 2012


12 Comments


good review.

lancebramsay
April 24th 2012


1585 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Thanks, I thought this album deserved a proper review. I'm assuming it's being neg'd because people
are upset there have been two reviews today.

ThroneOfAgony
April 24th 2012


3485 Comments


Good jesus 7 negs and it's been like 5 minutes ??

lancebramsay
April 24th 2012


1585 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Good jesus 7 negs and it's been like 5 minutes ??

I know right? I put a lot of effort in this review, and I would appreciate the troll negs to step up and tell me why this review is not well written.

J0ckstrapsFTW
April 24th 2012


3652 Comments


Wow that sucks dude... the negs i mean. The review is ok but I would work on it more or spend more time on the next review

UnkleUrple
April 24th 2012


129 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Pos'd.

Digging: Flying Lotus - You?re Dead!

Archelaos
April 24th 2012


241 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Hyperbole to the max. That's it, I'm throwing up a counter review to combat all of the hype.

JosephLong
April 24th 2012


301 Comments


"it's ugly and rotten."

harsh words that ofended me, neg.

lancebramsay
April 24th 2012


1585 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

you know you're doing it right when you get 10% approval rating

6justice6detty6
April 24th 2012


148 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4KseYqK8wM

lancebramsay
April 24th 2012


1585 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

*rock hard cocks

UnkleUrple
April 24th 2012


129 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think you disturbed the cult of 5's that began once the album dropped.
The entire album is still stuck in my head when I'm not listening to it but it's beginning to wear off & it's not as dark as Exmilitary so I'm relocating my score towards a bit lower.

AsoTamaki
April 24th 2012


2525 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

LOL. Negs upon negs. You got owned, dude.

Review reads like a 6/5 btw.



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