Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
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LambsBread
January 27th 2014


6524 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

problem with this album (reason why its no where near a classic) is he has nothing noteworthy or new

to say, its all how he says it.



its like an audiobook of Boys N the Hood

LambsBread
January 27th 2014


6524 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I disagree with that^. Killer Mike is mainly about his message. Willie Burke Sherwood,

Anywhere but Here, Reagan, Untitled on his last album alone all had original and deep messages.

bach
January 27th 2014


15683 Comments


this a hot-ass beat clap

MalleusMaleficarum
January 27th 2014


16157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

if its a popularity contest then why did lorde and kascey mustgraves (is that even her name) beat out taylor swift

larrytheslug
January 27th 2014


1587 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

can someone explain to me how macklemore won? i didnt hear about it enough on other websites.

dathvada321
January 27th 2014


1816 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"if its a popularity contest then why did lorde and kascey mustgraves (is that even her name) beat out taylor swift"



if it's not a popularity contest then why does the biggest new thing from the year always win? and why don't they ever include artists that aren't chart toppers?

Ryus
January 27th 2014


15594 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It would be pretty fucking funny to see albums like Sunbather winning Album of The Year.

Digging: DJ Richard - Path of Ruin

LambsBread
January 27th 2014


6524 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

if u dunno me by now i doubt ull ever know me

i aint won a grammy, wont win a tony

aircycle
January 27th 2014


1103 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

albums like sunbather/almost every popular album on sputnik don't deserve a grammy

dathvada321
January 27th 2014


1816 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

@aircycle why do you say that? what albums are deserving of a Grammy in you opinion?

aircycle
January 27th 2014


1103 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I mean the whole system is messed up but the way it is now it's like



The artists that win grammys have songs that are loved by millions and millions of people which, whether you think the songs are garbage or not, is pretty incredible. Sure you could say that the majority of people have bad taste or just don't know what they're missing by only listening to the radio or whatever but the fact is that these songs connected with millions of people and Sunbather won't ever be able to claim that.



but the whole industry is weird because you're either extremely mega popular and part of the music money machine or you're in the "underground" and there's not much overlap



i mean if everyone was as nerdy about music as we are then yeah sunbather gets a grammy

Ryus
January 27th 2014


15594 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't think Sunbather is necessarily deserving of a Grammy, and I pretty much completely agree with you. It just simply wouldn't happen, the people don't devour it like we do

LambsBread
January 27th 2014


6524 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"making a song dissing reagan in 2012 is very original" lol ok maybe not reagan



"The artists that win grammys have songs that are loved by millions and millions of people which,

whether you think the songs are garbage or not, is pretty incredible. "



Virtually no one "loves" this type of music, (in fact you can argue the type of people that 'love'

pop music are only in love with themselves) the extent of their love is measured by paying a dollar

for a song - and most people just do this to avoid virus' rather than to appreciate the artist.



Sales has no relationship to quality of music in todays jellyfish culture. You may as well be asking

sheep to choose whats for dinner, it doesn't matter, they just eat whatever is in front of them

first and the rest mindlessly follow the herd.

aircycle
January 28th 2014


1103 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

that's a pretty elitist point of view



just because people don't care enough about music to spend as much time as we do reading reviews and

looking for new music doesn't mean they don't enjoy it even if their enjoyment is more "shallow"

than mine. I mean on some days I agree with what you're saying and I don't give a shit about the

Grammys but come on man



"(in fact you can argue the type of people that 'love'

pop music are only in love with themselves)"



i would like to see you argue that



Guzzo10
January 28th 2014


1244 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

"problem with this album (reason why its no where near a classic) is he has nothing noteworthy or new to say, its all how he says it."



The problem with this argument is that its all in terms of scale. Everything that Killer Mike said on R.A.P. Music has been said before too, at least thematically. Just like in movies with Best Picture, The Kings Speech won, but we've all seen this type of underdog movie before. The way the movie is done and the elements around the story are what make it great. Not necessarily the story and theme itself.

Buzzkillr
January 28th 2014


1541 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"in fact you can argue the type of people that 'love' pop music are only in love with themselves"



lol, go ahead

LambsBread
January 29th 2014


6524 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"that's a pretty elitist point of view" you say that like its necessarily a bad thing.



just because people don't care enough about music to spend as much time as we do reading

reviews and

looking for new music doesn't mean they don't enjoy it even if their enjoyment is more "shallow"

than mine.
no, but there is such a thing as unintelligent ignorant people, and they do listen

to music, and they do vastly outnumber intelligent informed people. And Group Think and the power of

money has more to do with popularity than any aspect of the music.



i would like to see you argue that
pretty simple, 99% of todays pop music (IE music

considered for the Grammys) is entirely narcissistic and is a complete rejection of traditional

american values like hard work, independence, responsibility, respect for elders etc. These

qualities come from the Judeo-Christian based/influenced Western culture, they inspire altruism,

todays pop music does precisely the opposite, it promotes narcissistic material selfishness.



And its no coincidence. Every single mainstream rap song today is about "fuck haters, get rich, fuck

haters, get rich". The music is literally hand chosen by people with interests in keeping people

materialistic and ignorant.

LambsBread
January 29th 2014


6524 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

agreed, you shoulda retired 10k comments ago

deathschool
January 29th 2014


21927 Comments


Lambs taught me I wasn't cool enough to listen to rap. I don't know where I'd be without him.

LambsBread
January 29th 2014


6524 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Decent point Guzzo but this isn't the movies, creativity has always been more important to music

than cinema.



Its not about themes in RAP Music, its about dope original lines that are still meaningful. Kendrick

either has meaningful lines that are unoriginal, or shit thats original and just bad (what am i

supposed to do when your dog has to say woof). He gets way too much credit for refining tried-and-

tested sounds, lyrics and messages into a sloppily-tied-together relatively-uneventful and moral-

less story (the album ends with autotone COMPTON COMPTON AINT NO CITY QUITE LIKE MINE... like what

was the point of any of the story? Sing About Me didn't have to be part of a bigger story and was

the only meaningful song.).



I really just can't believe this album is anything but another Interscope hip-pop album and the

entire story was just a clever gimmick to loosely tie together already-done pop music and pass it

off as original art.



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