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07-11-22 5:18 am
I know people are commenting on this feeling unfinished, but that's really not the issue to me. Ye's a bit too caught up in his pride while clearly being a mess and it's just not a good mix for us or him.
Onryō II: Her Spirit Eternal
Alright, I guess I'm starting my Thanksgiving with "it's the birth of the black white boy! Retire for what!?" Not bad, but I still can't help but feel like there's something central that's missing. I think... Maybe the over-aggressive bars and awkward skits are kind of revealing how neurotic this dude is (not that neurotic is inherently bad). I can't say this is bad rap, but I'm not sure what it is I'm supposed to hang on to and want to revisit. The beats aren't incredible, but they're solid. The flows sound good (which wasn't necessarily the issue with his worse albums, this was always the strong point, though it was because he was lifting s
The Great American Novel
So I will admit I'm not a huge emo fan. I don't dislike it, but it's not my first choice. From there, I'll say that I am inclined to agree with the viewpoints displayed across this album. That said, I can't help but feel like this album is a prime example of why someone would say "leave politics out of music." I think personal experiences relating to politics is very important for art... But I think the way they deliver it here undermines the message a little bit. There're a few too many lines that make me think "wait, why do you want me to care about that so much?" Which is weird among topics that do provide valuable assessments. Musically,
I like to do silly dances to this album, so I think it's a good album.
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