Bladee
Eversince


4.0
excellent

Review

by Mort. CONTRIBUTOR (53 Reviews)
January 6th, 2017 | 124 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist


The paradox of Eversince is that Bladee’s indifference is engaging. His monotone vocals are the antithesis of colourful, seeping out in a pale gruel, utterly devoid of flair yet strangely appealing. Those who earnestly wear their heart on their sleeve tend to come off a tad contrived, whereas the apathetic melancholy Bladee stews in tells us a lot about him; he puts himself out there while making it sound like he isn’t. And there’s something intriguingly self-aware in framing your own introspections in such an understated way.

Although it’s not as if Bladee’s lyrics are crushingly insightful anyway. His lamentations are the sort of thing you might expect from a melodramatic teenager, flailing in the shallow end of the emotional spectrum in their listless despair. Which is why it’s fitting for them to be intoned in such a bland manner, because they really are that unspectacular. This has the result of leaving Eversince in the strange position of being pretty meaningless but wonderfully aware it’s meaningless; allowing Bladee to juxtapose references of slit-wrists and suicide alongside run-of-the-mill codeine brags without being jarring. The cold blanket of auto-tune he smothers his vocals in helps too, making all his lyrics equal in their grey hue.

This weirdly results in the production being the liveliest part of Eversince. It’s a vivid amalgamation of crystalline motifs, lucid in its clear-cut aesthetic, ringing out sharply against Bladee’s vocal monotony. It has a spacey quality without sounding washed out or bland, like colour in suspended animation, weightless and bright. Sometimes Bladee’s vocals are overwhelmed by the production’s dazzling brilliance, while other times it mellows out to match his drab attitude; resulting in some of the more boring moments of the record. Although, the sheer uniqueness of Eversince goes a long way in making sure these moments are few and far between.



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Mort.
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Short Mort. review

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Mort.
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sach ur killin me

Pheromone
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Sup mort bro gd one

Digging: NoMeansNo - Wrong

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
January 6th 2017


13290 Comments

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I just meant that it sounds like hes aware his being depressed means fuck all and thats reflected in the music, not that its uninteresting

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
January 6th 2017


13290 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That says nothing about the reason behind them being that way though, just says its fitting they are because cause of this reason



I do agree with you that the product of his delivery is his depression/apathy



Im just making the point his lyrics are fittingly bland for his bland delivery

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
January 6th 2017


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Harsh vibes sach

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
January 6th 2017


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Ur just kicking me while im down fam

Gameofmetal
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January 6th 2017


10178 Comments

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pretty interesting album

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
January 7th 2017


13290 Comments

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better than your dig thats for sure

Gameofmetal
Staff Reviewer
January 7th 2017


10178 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Nah but nice try

Mort.
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January 7th 2017


13290 Comments

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dont even have to try im certain its better seeming as run the jewels are atrocious

SteveOffProbation
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better than your dig thats for sure [2]

sry game


Gameofmetal
Staff Reviewer
January 7th 2017


10178 Comments

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Ya'll just flamers smh

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
January 7th 2017


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dont you smh me

Gameofmetal
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January 7th 2017


10178 Comments

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.........smh

Mort.
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January 7th 2017


13290 Comments

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get out

voltairesangryglove
January 7th 2017


700 Comments


guys it's 2017 you can stop pretending this isn't terrible

Mort.
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January 7th 2017


13290 Comments

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No pretending

voltairesangryglove
January 7th 2017


700 Comments


time to end the charade

Mort.
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January 8th 2017


13290 Comments

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fun game



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