Cities Aviv
Black Pleasure


4.0
excellent

Review

by controlled USER (10 Reviews)
December 4th, 2012 | 90 replies | 3,401 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: flex your gold

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

With Black Pleasure Cities Aviv dives off a cliff straight into the unknown; surrounding himself with feedback and a sharp tongue he seems poised to hit something remarkable. And for most of Black Pleasure he does. He let's himself be berated by a maddening loop on "Escorts" that eventually drowns his voice out with fuzz and it's this play on repetition that Cities finds a strength. When his voice finally does surface from the dense production it's a landmark in an otherwise unidentifiable realm. The music found here hints at something that wants to be a fond memory gushing smooth 90's R&B beneath its caustic creator who booms his voice from a distance. This all culminates for one of the most original releases this year. Black Pleasure has the marketability of being a delicate ride that has some surprising twists and turns along the way. Maybe delicate is understating this albums' left hook. Hits like "Pure Infinite" and "Flex Your Gold" show how abrasive his distorted technique is and truly reveal this knack for taking the intolerable and twisting it's properties to create a worth. Ultimately, what's hidden within Black Pleasure is some excellent lo-fi that appreciates its raw insecurity.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
controlled
December 4th 2012



467 Comments


flex your gold is so fucking good.

can someone fix this artwork please?

edit: Thanks!

Eclecticist
December 4th 2012



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great album but really dude? One paragraph? Ugh.

Sublime92
December 4th 2012



92 Comments


can u stop using foul language

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2012



15802 Comments


thought it was pretty good for a 1 para review

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controlled
December 4th 2012



467 Comments


Saw him live with death grips and was extremely impressed despite it being the loudest concert I've ever been to.

chambered49
December 4th 2012



1727 Comments


looks interesting

FourthReich
December 4th 2012



17071 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

met him last night what a chill dude great album

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oltnabrick
December 4th 2012



30160 Comments


Does this sound like Death Grips?

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controlled
December 4th 2012



467 Comments


if death grips did how to dress well

oltnabrick
December 4th 2012



30160 Comments


Interesting. im downloading this now.

oltnabrick
December 4th 2012



30160 Comments


...double

FourthReich
December 5th 2012



17071 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i am enthralled by "escorts" holy shit

oltnabrick
December 5th 2012



30160 Comments


This isnt really my thing.

FourthReich
December 5th 2012



17071 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i mean the guy really is not that impressive of a rapper but the production and samples are stellar imo. the way i feel about this alum is very similar to the way i felt about "the money store" when i first heard it, i'm just trying to warm up to the vocals. honestly you cannot hear him half the time alot like mc ride, not to say this is as good as death grips but they are similar.

controlled
December 5th 2012



467 Comments


this is just so chill

FourthReich
December 18th 2012



17071 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You should dl this I think some of it is deserving of a 100% authentic gypsy swag stamp of approval i.e "white".

FourthReich
December 18th 2012



17071 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

so take a picture with polaroid!! ha that whole song is about hating white people though haha

FourthReich
December 18th 2012



17071 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

blvckpotvto

controlled
December 29th 2012



467 Comments


potsy how are you saying this sounds nothing like death grips, from production to the way the vocals are used to - almost - everything it's so death grips i'm shocked you're disputing.

foxblood
January 11th 2013



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

flex your gold is so legit



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