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Government Plates

Death Grips - 2013

Music has always been about innovating. For years genres have been created, destroyed and recreated, and that innovation changes popular culture, for better or for worse. Musically, though, the one genre that has changed the least has been hip hop. People complain all hip hop songs are the same. They sound the same. The subject matter is the same. And that's where Death Grips comes in, and destroys everything you think you know about hip hop music. Death Grips is an experimental hip-hop group, and are famous for their screaming vocalist, MC Ride (who's major underuse is the only huge flaw on the LP), as well as their spat with Epic Records last year, leading to their leaking of their own album NOLOVEDEEPWEB late in 2012. Once again, DG randomly released an LP, and Government Plates lives up to the unreal expectations coming towards the band after putting together three groundbreaking and brilliant albums. As far as the album goes, Flatlander, the keyboardist, seems to be the main focus of the album, with his abrasive synthetic bass and swirling synths dominating tracks like Birds and you might think he loves you..., and adds a dark yet psychedelic feel not yet heard sonically in Death Grips' discography, and a really pleasant change. I really, really like this album. Favorite tracks: Anne Bonny, Big House Least favorite tracks: whatever I want (fuck who's watching), I'm Overflow Most Overrated track: You might think he loves you... Most underrated track: Big House

Posted by Michael Di Gennaro

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Hi Michael - Nice to have you aboard! I like this album a lot too. Not nearly as much as The Money Store, but it's still really entertaining.

Posted over 5 years ago by TambegifTambe

Thanks man! Uploading some more DG reviews because I'm a huge fan.

Posted over 5 years ago by ImageMichael Di Gennaro

Nice! i need to post my 2012 top ten at some point on here.

Posted over 5 years ago by TambegifTambe

The more I listen to this album, the more I think it should have been on my top ten of last year.

Posted almost 5 years ago by TambegifTambe

Posted: 11/18/2013

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Michael Di Gennaro


Michael Di Gennaro ranks this as the
#8 favorite album of 2013

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