Jeffree Star
Cupcakes Taste Like Violence


1.0
awful

Review

by Snide USER (30 Reviews)
March 21st, 2017 | 40 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: High on calories, low on substance

Jeffree Star needs no introduction; being the owner of a popular make-up brand, an extensive fashion line, and a notorious reputation for having frequent clashes with incredibly well known celebrities. Along with numerous other escapades, these have all served as the calling card of 31-year old Jeffrey Lynn Steininger. Knowing all this about him, it also serves to note that none of his now relatively impressive commercial empire would exist without his original Myspace mixtapes. So how do the songs that catapulted him into the limelight fare" Well, go find a three-week old Albertsons cupcake in a back-alley dumpster and tell me how your stomach feels after that.

Jeffree doesn’t “sing” on any of this, he’s just talking. Look past the blatant hyper-pitch correction, and rhythmic overkill auto-tune, and it’s made completely clear that there’s no actual singing or even vocalization effort going into this. One vocal tone is maintained throughout the entire EP bar two moments where he attempts to reach into a higher register, only to not be able to achieve successful results even with studio magic. It’s not even the fun auto-tune like T-Pain where you can get shitfaced and enjoy a great night with your mates, this auto-tune is the kinda shitfaced where you go up to a girl you’ve been crushin’ on the entire party and ask her if she wants to be your pussy cat and go get friskies in your friend’s bedroom, only to have her mace you and leave the party. The lyricism consistently is just this;

Ahhh, do I make you wet"
It's all about the C.U.N.T.
I wanna hear you say: "Love my pink knife."
You wish you had a slice of me...
I'm a celebritease.


- Lollipop Luxury (Ft. Nicki Minaj)

Oh yeah, Nicki Minaj shows up for some fuckin’ reason to literally do nothing, and somehow is still the best thing about this EP.

The instrumentals basically are what happens when you’re trying to teach your 12 year old brother how to use Fruity Loops and he figures how to make a basic drum beat with built in stock synths, and he feels like he could be the next Skrillex. There’s little to no variation; once you’ve heard ten seconds of a melody, you’ve heard it for the rest of the song. There’s not even any particular influences in the sounds themselves, it’s literally stock sounds. Let’s not forget that even while utilizing stock sounds, the EP’s volume levels somehow still manage to clip from being mixed too high. It actually hurts if you have the volume too loud.

Jeffree Star’s music career isn’t even enjoyable sugary sweetness like some of the other scene artists of the time, it’s dull, moldy, and does the same thing to your stomach that forgetting that your birthday cake was in the fridge for two months did to you.



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Snide
March 21st 2017


7050 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Title track - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaGSR41YZx0

I'm gonna go drink, I'll be back later.

DinosaurJones
March 21st 2017


10036 Comments


Jeffree Star needs an introduction. I have no idea who this is. Judging from this review, I'm better off that way.

Archelirion
March 21st 2017


5650 Comments


Good fucking god this is awful. It somehow manages to transcend 'laughably bad.' Review was neat though, pos'd :3

Dedes
March 21st 2017


6319 Comments


That's actually really surprising he's massive. Not as much for music as his make-up line but still

Snide
March 21st 2017


7050 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Every girl that I know has bought some of his make up / frequently uses it. Jeffree is actually really well known, his music is just fucking terrible.

Dedes
March 21st 2017


6319 Comments


Ive heard he actually has an amazing line of make up and he doesn't test on animals and advocates against it. For those reasons I still respect him.

Divaman
March 21st 2017


3376 Comments


>Every girl that I know has bought some of his make up / frequently uses it.

Heh heh, but BM, when was the last time you saw a girl on this site?

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Dedes
March 21st 2017


6319 Comments


Girls on this site don't exist so I'm guessing out of this site.

MO
March 21st 2017


22530 Comments


lol the fuck is this thing

sempiturtle
March 21st 2017


1528 Comments


How the fuck did he get Nicki Minaj on a song lmao

Snide
March 21st 2017


7050 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

"How the fuck did he get Nicki Minaj on a song"

These dude has over 100 million combined listens on his music, probably closer to 200 million now. You'd be surprised.

tellah
March 21st 2017


827 Comments


proto-BOTDF

sempiturtle
March 21st 2017


1528 Comments


Yeah but Nicki Minaj features for people who have 100 million listens on every individual song not just combined. Surely a feature from her costs like 50k even back then.

bloc
March 21st 2017


54725 Comments


Sadly, I've listened to the title track more times than I'd like to admit...

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Snide
March 21st 2017


7050 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Jeffree Star is also one of the most well known "alternative" make up brands, if not the most well known.

He's far bigger than just his music.

Killerhit
March 21st 2017


6013 Comments


jesus christ

Dedes
March 21st 2017


6319 Comments


She probably wears most of his makeup to be real here

dfevil085
March 21st 2017


1397 Comments


"How the fuck did he get Nicki Minaj on a song lmao"

And didn't he say some super racist shit not too long ago? Wouldn't expect her to take it regardless of recognition.

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SteakByrnes
March 21st 2017


14478 Comments


This isn't a Pokemon OST review :[

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Insurrection
March 21st 2017


24719 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lollipop luxury might be my biggest guilty pleasure ever

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