Earl Sweatshirt
I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside


5.0
classic

Review

by ampharos4life USER (6 Reviews)
May 1st, 2017 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Midnight in an Imperfect World

Does anyone else agree with me on this? Thebe Kgositsile’s sophomore album is 30 condensed minutes of crushing darkness. Doris was an album with a few really fantastic highlights (Burgundy, Hive, Centurion), but was mostly inconsistent with some real lows like Guild. On here Earl comes with such a ferociously oppressive atmosphere that it’s hard not to be sucked into his world of monochrome night vision. The record starts off with Huey, where Earl sets the tone for the album with a specific line. On “Burgundy” from Doris, Earl talks about how he’s too busy working on the album you’re listening to to see his Grandmother, which is a meta moment where he berates you and himself for having his priorities wrong. On “Huey”, Earl is drinking white wine in memory of his grandmother, and shows that the struggle on this album is real and present, instead of preemptive. Earl remains of as technically proficient as ever, but sacrifices most of his complete internal rhymes for a more cohesive style of rapping, with him barely trailing off point. Also, Wiki from Ratking makes a particularly fantastic feature. The production is often clankering and menacing, but in a way that makes you feel like you’re surrounded by a bubble of black aura, rather than Earl pushing you away. He takes you into his pitch black world, and shows you a flickering projector image of his darkest memories. His rapping serves as a commentary track for his homemade snuff film. “Grief” is where he reaches his darkest pit of of silent rage. He doesn’t go outside, he doesn’t find enjoyment, he lives through his album title. Some tracks are a brighter grey color, but at it’s brightest it’s just blinding, not vibrant. This could get old, but the record wraps up as soon as it might be tiring, at only half an hour of length. If you want to be subsumed into a world of night, there’s nothing better.




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Comments:Add a Comment 
Snake.
May 1st 2017


22301 Comments


F U C K I N G W A L L O F T E X T

ampharos4life
May 1st 2017


39 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

No other way to live

SteakByrnes
May 1st 2017


20008 Comments


I like your name, but the review not so much

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pjorn
May 1st 2017


4405 Comments


"Does anyone else agree with me on this?"

No.

P0laris
May 1st 2017


382 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Listen, this is a good record, but it's not THAT good.

FullOfSounds
May 1st 2017


15775 Comments


ampharos4life [2]

TumsFestival
May 1st 2017


2470 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

ampharos is underrated as fuck

SteakByrnes
May 1st 2017


20008 Comments


Not really, it's pretty outclassed in terms of competitive play. Mega Ampharos is very good tho, one hell of a Talonflame counter last generation

FullOfSounds
May 1st 2017


15775 Comments


I just like em for looking cool as hell haha

SteakByrnes
May 1st 2017


20008 Comments


Yea true, I love Ampharos no matter what haha. It always made me laugh that it could learn Thunder Punch with those short flappy arms

TumsFestival
May 1st 2017


2470 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I had an ampharos once that just knew fire punch, ice punch, thunder punch, and dynamic punch lol

MeatSalad
May 1st 2017


17490 Comments


I'm pretty sure ampharos with ice punch was one of the easiest ways to push through the elite 4 back in gen 2 g&s

SteakByrnes
May 1st 2017


20008 Comments


Ampharos can't learn Ice Punch tho

MeatSalad
May 2nd 2017


17490 Comments


U rite

fire punch/thunder punch was still good for a lot of the pre-lance fights anyway

FullOfSounds
May 2nd 2017


15775 Comments


Yeah Ampharos was fucking broken in gen 2 haha

Toad
May 2nd 2017


2039 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

had this one at a five for a while, it's damn underrated to this dae

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granitenotebook
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2017


1019 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

good review, especially in terms of this specific album - it is a wall of text, which creates a bit of a barrier to entry, but the album works the same way. and it's brief, just like the 30min you mentioned. pos.



also +1 ampharos



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