Friday, May 11, 2012

The Money Store

Record Store Day was a while ago, and I made out like a bandit. I did a very brief post showing off my haul, and this record was one of the best pieces in the bunch. Death Grips is a band that have gained stupid levels of praise and popularity, and have deserved every once of it. Their last album/mixtape/whatever, "Exmilitary", was my favorite release of last year, and this one is definitely going to be one of my favorites of this year, for sure. Here's "The Money Store", black vinyl, 33 RPM.

Quite an interesting release, very very interesting for an Epic Records release. Death Grips are as strange as ever on this, maybe a little more focused too. The beats have a much more consistent flow throughout the album. Pretty abrasive, deep, droning bass tones and punishing drums and noises. The lack of samples is the only major difference here with the beats, and MC Ride's vocals are a lot less scream-y. In my opinion, this is definitely more of a hip-hop album than "Exmilitary" was. 

Good sounding pressing. It's decently loud, though they did squeeze a lit of music on the A side. The artwork and packaging is pretty excellent too. Semi-thick cover sleeve with a glossy inner sleeve, lyric sheet, and a couple inserts. Pretty tidy.

Oh yeah, and another new album is coming this fall. Holy crap.

For the people freaking out thinking they missed their chance getting this one RSD, don't sweat it. You can find this for a real good price on Discogs, and it will be released commercially this year. Pick it up!


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