Jon Mess
Defying Gravity


5.0
classic


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: thank you #messedgod

"You can be anything you want to be. Anything in the world!" We've all heard it, and we all know it's bullshit. I can't be a piranha, so fuck you. But Jon Mess can in fact do anything, and he proves it with Defying Gravity. On first listen it would be easy to discard Defying Gravity as a joke album or a cash-grab to pay rent, but doing so would be a disservice to music (or worse, a disservice to JON FUCKING MESS). This isn't a Dance Gavin Dance throw-away album, though. Here, Jon Mess touches base on all sorts of genres: hip-hop, dubstep, blues, post-hardcore, country, pop, children's music, and even other. He weaves between these genres with the agility and style of a man with agility and style.

Lyrically is where Jon Mess really hits the bullseye though. On "Big Furniture", he spits Where did he go? Where did he go? Find your best friend under a pile of clothes! with such venom it's impossible to not get wet. Another highlight, "CauseImStrapped" tells the story of a man who is strapped and kicks loud bitches out of his room over a dark, plodding hip-hop beat. Patiently awaiting the arrival of my daughter, she is strutting down this catwalk she is making her look smarter, if these bitches in my room getting louder than a mouse, I am kicking them out cuz its my fucking house and I'm strapped! Probably the most energetic song on the album is "YoureReallyDoingIt", combining a sweet techno beat that would make Dev turn human with lyrics telling the story of listening to someone tell someone else how to beat a level of a video game. You have to hear it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All in all, this is the best album of the year so far. Combining the flow of consciousness delivery of Lil B and the teasingly short masterpieces of Guided by Voices, Jon Mess has altered music forever. Fuck Speak In Code, Jon Mess is strapped!

AOTY


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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 14th 2012


50510 Comments


Nice fantastimo rec

Calc
September 14th 2012


12249 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

oh you were doing this tonight? I'll do mine tomorrow lol

Digging: Milo - A Toothpaste Suburb

drasticaction74
September 14th 2012


1740 Comments


THIS IS THE MOST STUPID FUCK

klap
Staff Reviewer
September 14th 2012


10494 Comments


A+ particularly dig the recs

Digging: Caribou - Our Love

Ire
September 14th 2012


41795 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

review rules jon mess rules #messed

drasticaction74
September 14th 2012


1740 Comments


LIKE

Recspecs
September 14th 2012


9829 Comments


Lol

RosaParks
September 14th 2012


14924 Comments


He weaves between these genres with the agility

XingKing
September 14th 2012


10847 Comments


"He weaves between these genres with the agility and style of a man with agility and style."

That is classic. I love it.

ILJ
September 14th 2012


6708 Comments


What the hell is going on with this

Uranium
September 14th 2012


7230 Comments


such a good cd

ILJ
September 14th 2012


6708 Comments


I haven't actually listened to this. Probably will since people seem to be enjoying it.

Or maybe they aren't. Hard to tell on here sometimes.

Ire
September 14th 2012


41795 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

artwork is adorable aww

ILJ
September 14th 2012


6708 Comments


Wait a minute.

How in the blue fuck did this get featured?

Uranium
September 14th 2012


7230 Comments


#thank you mess mod

ILJ
September 14th 2012


6708 Comments


The cat is staring into my soul.

Calc
September 14th 2012


12249 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

HA it did get featured!!!!!!! GJ foxxy.

ILJ
September 14th 2012


6708 Comments


I don't even know who's trolling anymore.

DarthMann
September 14th 2012


13815 Comments


best review of all time????

perhaPS

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
September 14th 2012


4442 Comments


This was pretty funny.



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