Marijuana Deathsquads
Tamper, Disable, Destroy


5.0
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Review

by Kegel The Elf USER (3 Reviews)
June 19th, 2013 | 28 replies | 3,140 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I know some reviews that start out like this...

6 of 8 thought this review was well written

Minneapolis natives Marijuana Deathsquads can be best described as an experimental noise group with roots in an array of other genres- from electronica to hip-hop. By simply glancing at their name one may be a bit deterred as the title “Marijuana Deathsquads”, does not conjure up the thought of a ground breaking musical group. Although for those who ignored the rather unique name, and did indeed decide to download their free, sophomore mixtape, well let us just say they were in for a most pleasant surprise.

Marijuana Deathsquads’ second release, “Tamper, Disable, Destroy,” melds the talents of a plethora of skilled musicians, from member P.O.S., whose rapping ability is well known, to Astronautalis, a Minnesota rapper on the come up, to several crafty drummers and producers. The tape takes no time whatsoever to illustrate one of its underlining themes of satire within the intro track “We Do This”, as a fictional female voice is irked at the fact Astronautalis hasn’t responded to any of her texts to which is responds, “…truth be told I wasn’t texting because I was texting too many babes”. Satirical rap is quite difficult to get right( see one Soulja Boy), although the members of Marijuana Deathsquads on this release wrote some hilariously entertaining lyrics that neither bore nor are ridiculously over the top.

As comical as the lyrics are at times the deliveries from each respected vocalist are quite above average. The production effects make any voice hard to ignore, and rappers P.O.S. as well as Astronautalis, tell some highly captivating stories within their verses. The track “Top Down”, one of the tape’s best, illustrates this point well, as P.O.S. and Astronautalis dictate a man’s worst nightmare, one in which a you are on the unlikely verge of scoring with a beautiful female, only to be interrupted by her angry father. These feel good, funny lyrics, are quite easy to relate to for any twenty something male, the obvious demographic of this work. Once again however, the verses and themes hardly ever vex due to their terrific execution and the lush beats over which they are rapped and or sung.

The seriousness that the lyrics lack is always bolstered too, with some of the most masterfully crafted melodies, beats, and glitches produced last year. So if you are not a fan of this type of parodical rap, do not be discouraged, as the high caliber beats are plenty a reason to listen, and do well to fix any issues that the lyrics may induce. Every single track is sparse with amazingly fresh beats, making the tape as a whole incredibly addictive.

"Tamper,Disable,Destroy," delves into so many different genres it is really quite miraculous that it comes out sounding as good as it does. It is weed rap done right, satirical writing delivered perfectly, and electronica/noise produced immaculately. The fusion of all of these create a highly original reaction of illustrious, mind boggling sounds, making Marijuana Deathsquads’ sophomore effort a true masterpiece.


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FourthReich
June 19th 2013



15303 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

a big thanks to sobhi who recommended this to me. any feedback, positive or negative will not be accepted at this time...but really this is my first serious review gents!! you can jam it or dl it for free from their website-http://marijuanadeathsquads.com/

FourthReich
June 19th 2013



15303 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I KNOW SOME PORNO'S THAT START OUT LIKE THIS

PunchforPunch
June 19th 2013



5276 Comments


feel better now?

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FourthReich
June 19th 2013



15303 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

what do you mean lol, i just want my bros to check this album out it's ridic

PunchforPunch
June 19th 2013



5276 Comments


o~kay

FourthReich
June 19th 2013



15303 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

don't be like that dennis

FourthReich
June 19th 2013



15303 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i have a most traditional indonesian name, DENNIS

PunchforPunch
June 19th 2013



5276 Comments


Top Down is sexy

FourthReich
June 19th 2013



15303 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

right? an immaculate summer jam

EaglesBecomeVultures
June 19th 2013



5049 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

needed a review good job bb

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PunchforPunch
June 19th 2013



5276 Comments


yea will download tomorrow

kingsoby1
Emeritus
June 19th 2013



4829 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

v nice man. great album. i would like to hear more about how this makes you feel, but it's a good description of the sound for sure

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bach
June 19th 2013



11135 Comments


nice review pos'd.

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2013



23625 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

second word shouldn't have an apostrophe, the comma isn't necessary, saying that someone varies from genres such as "electronica and hip-hop" you aren't really saying anything at all. unnecessary comma in the second sentence too.

on a brief scan, it seems like there are several other spelling/grammar errors. The writing seems good but maybe give this a proofread, or get someone else to. (I hate being that guy that drops ten pages of criticism on reviews, someone get Omaha or something haha.)

props for reviewing this and nice effort. it needs a bit of cleaning up though, in my opinion.

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FourthReich
June 19th 2013



15303 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nah man it's cool, i did this in about 30 minutes and only proofread it myself last night so naturally i expect there to be some issues with it, thanks for reading brotha

sniper
June 19th 2013



18578 Comments


word will check this out

Sleaper
June 19th 2013



3134 Comments


this is like a summer-time, more accessible version of shabazz palaces, fun listen

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FourthReich
June 19th 2013



15303 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i'm pretty certain you'd dig this snipe, and good point sleap

oltnabrick
June 20th 2013



29282 Comments


you've written so many better reviews than this fourthreich

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FourthReich
June 20th 2013



15303 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

neg'd agreed



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