Pink Guy
PINK GUY


2.5
average

Review

by David USER (24 Reviews)
July 22nd, 2014 | 16 replies


Release Date: 05/22/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The fact that this album is comparatively good says a lot about both Pink Guy and contemporary hip-hop. But there’s only one thing that needs to be said: this album is really funny.

To actually write a serious review of Pink Guy’s album is actually kind of hard. As a performance artist [?] and comedian [?], his craft is inexplicably engrossing, managing a good mix of social satire and general grotesqueness. But that’s in 2-4 minute intervals. How does his craft hold up in a full 54+ minute set? Is the album supposed to be intentionally bad or surprisingly good? How do we know? Is this commissioned by the Cult of Lord Chin-Chin? Is the joke still funny after 10 minutes or even 30?

Well, yeah. Something that’s kind of refreshing for an album of this nature is just how polished it is. From the harmonies on the ukulele tracks to the boom-bap instrumentals on the hip-hop tracks, George constantly evokes the feeling of a legitimate hip-hop album, despite the actual subject matter being quite repulsive (with subjects like anal beads and bestiality being breached). On tracks like “Do the Salamander” and “Dick Pays Rent,” he effectively channels the cadence of artists like Chief Keef and Rick Ross by going all-in on what is essentially ratchet trap rap. On the ukulele tracks, George (or Pink Guy) shows real vocal talent, hitting high notes and harmonizing quite well, lending an added comedic edge to the songs’ subject matter (especially on “*** the Police” where George appropriates NWA into what amounts to a YouTube cover in hilarious fashion).
But it’s not all highlights on this 21 track album. Some of the tracks, like “Gibe De Pusi b0ss,” run their jokes into the ground through mere repetition. When the song is used in videos in short intervals (e.g. 15 seconds, tops), it’s funny.

But the same loop for nearly four minutes seems a bit much. And tracks like “Douchebag” and “Bad Words” are where the limitations of independent production start to show, with the synth and guitar lines on these two tracks respectively sounding cheap and uninspired. The lyrics on these, too, rely too heavily on overt proclamations as opposed to the other tracks, which incorporate personality and thematic elements from the “universe” that FilthyFrank has cultivated for years now.


This album is a bit of an enigma. It stands halfway between a legit hip-hop/pop album and abstract/vulgar comedy. And that speaks volumes for both the quality of the album and of popular hip-hop as a whole. When a twentysomething kid from somewhere in the Orient (Japan, Australia, wherever) can make an album as a joke that rivals the thematic and production quality of major-label mainstream hip-hop/pop, some things need to be addressed. But that’s for another time or place. Pink Guy’s album is good. Is it great? Nope. Is it funny? Almost entirely.



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davidwave4
July 21st 2014


20 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I know, I know, no double-dipping. I'm sorry, but this needed to be published. You won't see me again for a while so....

davidwave4
July 21st 2014


20 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I know, I know, no double-dipping. I'm sorry, but this needed to be published. You won't see me again for a while so....

Mad.
July 21st 2014


4429 Comments


I know, I know, no double-dipping. I'm sorry, but this needed to be published. You won't see me again for a while so....


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BMDrummer
July 21st 2014


12313 Comments


I know, I know, no double-dipping. I'm sorry, but this needed to be published. You won't see me again for a while so....

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StallionMang
July 21st 2014


6872 Comments


I know, I know, no double-dipping. I'm sorry, but this needed to be published. You won't see me again for a while so....

Flugmorph
August 15th 2014


4864 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

i love ramen. just made a bowl with three packs *yum*

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Crocodile
August 23rd 2014


10 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I know, I know, no double-dipping. I'm sorry, but this needed to be published. You won't see me again for a while so....



Flugmorph
October 18th 2014


4864 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

DO THE SALAMANDER! DO THE SALAMANDER!

MoF
December 20th 2014


3 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I know, I know, no double-dipping. I'm sorry, but this needed to be published. You won't see me again for a while so....

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Supercoolguy64
December 20th 2014


5045 Comments


bitches ain't shit but hoooooeeees and triiicks
lick on these nuts and suck a diiiick~

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Flugmorph
January 15th 2015


4864 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

BIIITCHES AINT SHIIIIIT

I love this album

Flugmorph
February 26th 2015


4864 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Y'ALL MOTHERFUCKERS NEED CHIN CHIN

Jasdevi087
February 26th 2015


1564 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I genuinely believe that I have respect for this album tbh.

wwf
February 26th 2015


1620 Comments


This is exactly what I want my own music to sound like

danielito19
June 5th 2015


9460 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I know, I know, no double-dipping. I'm sorry, but this needed to be published. You won't see me again for a while so....



Supercoolguy64
June 5th 2015


5045 Comments


when i was a child, i used to play with playdough
now that im adult,
I STILL PLAY WITH PLAYDOUGH



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