Kendrick Lamar - 2017 Album - DAMN

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Sit down, be humble

neva missa lost, wednesday nights on abc (voodoo chili), Friday, 31 March 2017 00:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 31 March 2017 00:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Great song
Was thinking that Black Hippy might be the strongest crew of rappers overall since the Juice Crew

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 31 March 2017 00:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Wu-Tang

Οὖτις, Friday, 31 March 2017 00:42 (one month ago) Permalink

he cares way more about drake than he should, and manage to make tracks caring about drake sounds really really good.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 31 March 2017 01:10 (one month ago) Permalink

*whispers* this new song is not that good

nice cage (m bison), Friday, 31 March 2017 04:41 (one month ago) Permalink

what does he have against Bismack Biyombo

lettered and hapful (symsymsym), Friday, 31 March 2017 05:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Video is excellent

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Friday, 31 March 2017 05:58 (one month ago) Permalink

New song seems a real step backwards

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Friday, 31 March 2017 06:00 (one month ago) Permalink

i wouldn't say so. not what i expected from him, but i like it.

dyl, Friday, 31 March 2017 06:25 (one month ago) Permalink

This video is great, but I can't imagine ever listening to the song.

Benjamin-, Friday, 31 March 2017 07:36 (one month ago) Permalink

song is great. classic bay mobb beat >>>>

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Friday, 31 March 2017 07:41 (one month ago) Permalink

I like it. Obviously I would love another album of live band jazz weirdness, but this reminds me he sounds great over a str8-up banger. And it's only three minutes! Really succeeds at hyping me up for the new album.

bunny slopes, Friday, 31 March 2017 08:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Kendrick is in at least three of this decade's ten best music videos.

nashwan, Friday, 31 March 2017 11:29 (one month ago) Permalink

he cares way more about drake than he should, and manage to make tracks caring about drake sounds really really good.

"The Heart Pt. 4" was definitely aimed (at least partly) at Drake, but I think this song is aimed more at Kendrick's competition as a whole. Though Drake will probably take it as a singularly personal affront...

The line "Watch my soul speak, you let the meds talk" could be directed at a number of rappers (Future?), but not Drake. Anyways, this video's been on repeat for me; favorite thing he's done since GKMC.

Handsome Bookor, Friday, 31 March 2017 12:54 (one month ago) Permalink

I like this. I don't love it.

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Friday, 31 March 2017 13:53 (one month ago) Permalink

The video is awesome tho

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Friday, 31 March 2017 13:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Wu-Tang

― Οὖτις, Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:42 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

was excluding groups like NWA, Wu-Tang, Goodie Mob because I guess I feel like they are groups not crews

(even tho marley did the juice crew all stars album but i don't feel like that counts, the Juice Crew were perceived as solo artists first and foremost)

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 31 March 2017 13:55 (one month ago) Permalink

rad video, bland song

call all destroyer, Friday, 31 March 2017 13:58 (one month ago) Permalink

song is great. classic bay mobb beat >>>>

― Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Friday, March 31, 2017 2:41 AM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah love the beat, was thinking it could be an E-40 beat

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 31 March 2017 13:58 (one month ago) Permalink

humble def feels aimed at the rap market more than anything he's done since gkmc

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 31 March 2017 14:03 (one month ago) Permalink

UMS otm. Great video too

Οὖτις, Friday, 31 March 2017 14:30 (one month ago) Permalink

people who like this otm

Balðy Daudrs (contenderizer), Friday, 31 March 2017 15:48 (one month ago) Permalink

The line "Watch my soul speak, you let the meds talk" could be directed at a number of rappers (Future?), but not Drake. Anyways, this video's been on repeat for me; favorite thing he's done since GKMC.

― Handsome Bookor, Friday, March 31, 2017 7:54 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Idk about this like but some of this is directed at big Sean. He even parodied one of his videos w the weird camera effects at the end

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 31 March 2017 15:58 (one month ago) Permalink

*idk about this *line**

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 31 March 2017 15:58 (one month ago) Permalink

Anyway I like this song.

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 31 March 2017 15:59 (one month ago) Permalink

What's his beef with Big Sean? He seems like a guy who can be safely ignored (by Kendrick, but also by me)

neva missa lost, wednesday nights on abc (voodoo chili), Friday, 31 March 2017 16:02 (one month ago) Permalink

I like the song, wonder if it's a little bit of a headfake in the vein of "i" -- leading with a straightforward track and following with a more complex album.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 31 March 2017 17:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I like this but I'm not bowled over by it.

The Roger Waters Experience (Turrican), Friday, 31 March 2017 18:47 (one month ago) Permalink

i think its liable to take off as a club record which means ppl will come around on it a lot

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 31 March 2017 22:27 (one month ago) Permalink

what does he have against Bismack Biyombo

― lettered and hapful (symsymsym), Friday, March 31, 2017 1:52 AM (sixteen hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

can't un-hear

Van Horn Street, Friday, 31 March 2017 22:42 (one month ago) Permalink

deej otm

Tim F, Saturday, 1 April 2017 21:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, deej is right. Kendrick doesn't really do club songs but when thevibe is right, Allright will tear down any venue. This tries to do something with that same energy. I haven't heard it out yet but I predict it could be huge.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 1 April 2017 23:57 (one month ago) Permalink

I guess he's making up for Butterfly coming out a week early by making this one come out a week late.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 7 April 2017 03:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Track 1: K. Duckworth, D. Tannenbaum & Anthony Tiffith
Track 2: K. Duckworth & M. Williams II
Track 3: K. Duckworth, M. Spears, D. Natche & Anthony Tiffith
Track 4: K. Duckworth, M. Spears, J. Blake & R Riera
Track 5: K. Duckworth & M. Spears
Track 6: K. Duckworth, D. Natche, M. Spears, Anthony Tiffith & T. Martin
Track 7: K. Duckworth, S. Lacy, A. Wise & Anthony Tiffith
Humble: K. Duckworth & M. Williams II
Track 9: K. Duckworth, D. Natche, M. Spears, C. Hansen, A. Sowinski, M Tavares & L. Whitty
Track 10: K. Duckworth, Z. Pacaldo, T. Walton, M. Spears, G. Kurstin & Anthony Tiffith
Track 11: K. Duckworth, M. Williams II, D. Natche, M. Spears, Anthony Tiffith, P. Hewson, D. Evans, A. Clayton & L. Mullen
Track 12: K. Duckworth & D. Maman
Track 13: K. Duckworth, R Riera, M. Spears, D. Natche, D. Tannenbaum, Anthony Tiffith & R. LaTour
Track 14: K. Duckworth & P. Douthit

I'm out

Number None, Friday, 7 April 2017 06:17 (one month ago) Permalink

lol

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 April 2017 10:24 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm hoping it's something off Zooropa that's been sampled, rather than The Joshua Tree ...

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Friday, 7 April 2017 10:34 (one month ago) Permalink

"My Mami" feat Anna Wise

Vinnie, Friday, 7 April 2017 11:33 (one month ago) Permalink

The U2 thing is apparently not a sample, but a track he sat down and co-wrote with them. Urgh.

That's a really, really bad sign for this record.

jon123, Friday, 7 April 2017 12:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Or is it? Another news article says it's a sample. Hmmm.

jon123, Friday, 7 April 2017 12:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Settle down everyone it's gonna be ok

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 April 2017 12:34 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't like "Humble" much – some of the rhymes sound second-tier to me and his flow awkward.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 April 2017 12:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Remember how Elton John ruined that ATCQ album?

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Friday, 7 April 2017 12:42 (one month ago) Permalink

maybe it will be like a U2 album because it will be in my iTunes as soon as it comes out

neva missa lost, wednesday nights on abc (voodoo chili), Friday, 7 April 2017 13:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I hope it's a five minute interlude of bono dissing big sean

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Friday, 7 April 2017 14:20 (one month ago) Permalink

god forbid a rapper samples/collaborates with somebody uncool

Raul Chamgerlain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 April 2017 14:22 (one month ago) Permalink

what a game-changer that would be

Raul Chamgerlain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 April 2017 14:22 (one month ago) Permalink

"humble" is great imo

marcos, Friday, 7 April 2017 14:32 (one month ago) Permalink

i dig it a lot

marcos, Friday, 7 April 2017 14:32 (one month ago) Permalink

'Lust' is amazing. Barring a few highs ('DNA,' 'Humble,' 'Feel'), the rest is merely alright. Overall, I like it less than Untitled Unmastered.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Loyalty loyalty loyalty

This album is absolutely amazing. Been p much living in it since it's out.

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:25 (four weeks ago) Permalink

how did I not notice the part where he refers to "jeraldo" lol

a landlocked exclave (mh), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i thought that reference was to "Gerardo" tbh

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:58 (four weeks ago) Permalink

he sampled geraldo talking about hip hop to start the album

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:01 (four weeks ago) Permalink

no, i got all that (and geraldo's weak-ass clap back just lately); I just thought he was dissing Geraldo as Gerardo

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:05 (four weeks ago) Permalink

yeah it's all about geraldo, the pronunciation just seemed funny

a landlocked exclave (mh), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:08 (four weeks ago) Permalink

forks, you know Kendrick Lamar is 29, right?

Jay Elettronica Viva (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 29 April 2017 03:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

don't the kids listen to rico suave anymore?

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 1 May 2017 04:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i only know that song b/c of weird al "taco grande"

bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Monday, 1 May 2017 05:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Loyalty loyalty loyalty

This album is absolutely amazing. Been p much living in it since it's out.

this. prefer it to TPAB i think. i'd been listening to it on and off, but then went to San Francisco and it was *everywhere* - out of speakers being pushed along through the park in a trolley, in restaurants, out of cars. saturated. it made so much sense in the social spaces - perhaps because the way the wrestling with identity and the personal co-exists with the political on the album, rather than say being used as metaphor or allegory, the very social consumption of it brought a sense of community out of its qualities of introspection.

i like the way the songs are put forward as states of mind and emotion - there's both progression through those elemental states, but also interrelation through the cross referencing. TPAB seemed to use this v successfully in another way, focusing on a single event of crisis as an anchor for the tracks - DAMN. seems more i guess kabbalistic almost. the way songs will drift into each other so it's not easy to identify specific sounds with each state helps with this. to that extent the overloaded contention/drift at the end of DNA. that people have mentioned feels kind of appropriate.

then going to vegas the whole album became something protective for me (i don't like vegas), something i'd listen to on headphones to carry that sense of mind into a space that is alien or destructive to it. LUST. became a repeat listen - i really love the line "way too hot to simmer down, might as well overheat" - and then with it LOVE. and XXX.

coming back to the UK also meant coming back to some emotional wreckage, which being in other places had helped anaesthetise, as soon as i plugged the headphones in again on getting back, i felt that a set of thoughts and emotions that would help me with this were stored there.

ok - listening to an album reminds you of when you first got into it, so what, but it felt more than that here.

album as repository for emotional states of mind. the point being it's an album that has the *capacity* to carry those states. maybe the way the music sits back a bit in comparison to TPAB helps with this.

and so yes now the whole album is totally vital. favourite album for a while tbh.

Fizzles, Monday, 1 May 2017 07:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

grand fare as ever and I agree, this is my favourite record of the year so far too. hope you're mending

imago, Monday, 1 May 2017 08:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i'll be right. thanks.

Fizzles, Monday, 1 May 2017 09:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the way songs will drift into each other so it's not easy to identify specific sounds with each state helps with this.

^^^^^^I'm totally feeling this. It's something Whiney nailed with his review, talking about the different levels of how "humble" and "pride" are explored in the album. At first the way so many songs would jump around to totally disparate beats really annoyed me in how jarring it was but I'm starting to come around on how well that works as a vehicle for Kdot exploring themes.

I still haven't really gotten into Feel or Lust and would love to hear more about what works (or what doesn't) for people on those tracks. Part of what makes it hard for me to dive into Lust is how much I hear Andre3000 cornballism (which i generally love but for me doesn't jibe well with the material on this album) in the beat, subject matter and flow.

Fetchboy, Monday, 1 May 2017 09:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lust - it was the tick-tock hook and shuffling beat, and as mentioned the 'might as well overheat' line, that caught me immediately.

and playing it now it's the variation in pacing and tone that keeps me coming back to it, so the stuff below is probably irrelevant to how it 'works' for me. but the pacing is also the pattern, meaning and progression of the track so...

much of this doesn't seem to be *about* lust. the thirst seems to come from the daily routine bit that keeps getting interrupted and repeated and varied and looped and built until the strings kick in leading up to the trump inauguration, before 'reverting back to our daily programme '. as if it all builds until it reaches an insupportable level.

this seems to be a part of the overheating - but i guess we've all experienced the way things like lust co-exist with the boring daily detail of going to work. it's transformative (everything about your life is consumed by it) but doesn't interrupt. maybe that's why i find the 'might as well overheat' line keeps haunting me - it's an *option* to let it all burn you up, at least it isn't part of the loop; it would be a release. but can I do it? (and as in the rest of the album if it's a personal option that also means it's something of a political option - allow a moment to burn you up).

as in the rest the album, it's a fine line being agonised and wrestled over, viewed from the different angles of each track (who am I? what do each of these things mean to me? where does loyalty begin and end? what do i feel? etc). it's monomania on the self that isn't self indulgent.

but the bit where he wonders what he's lusting about, accompanied with that whining/siren, overheated guitar, is unclear. it might be that the looping crazy repetition-with-variation, including the most disruptive and disastrous variation, provokes lust, lust as a way out. i mean the obvious equation is of lust with the heat, but maybe the heat of the repeating days, is the thing that causes the lust. 'lately my lust been heightened' 'lately i lust over self' 'lately i lust over self' 'lately lust turned into fear' (more x-reference). this is lust as a response, allowing overheating from the simmering.

and it all focuses into quite sweet desire and restraint of just wanting to hold the person's hand.

(on the way the intensely personal has become so socially popular - i thought rebecca black got it right on twitter: "Kendrick somehow made an album that I can chill to myself at night but that I can also blast in the car to get hype with my friends")

Fizzles, Monday, 1 May 2017 13:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yes that rebecca black.

Fizzles, Monday, 1 May 2017 13:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Does anyone else now find themselves performing completely mundane household tasks while silently singing to themselves "when I [perform this mundane household task] I'ma make it look sexy"?

Matt DC, Monday, 1 May 2017 13:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

And "Feel" - what can I say - standout of the album for me in many ways. Spectral production feels like Burial and the rhyme just build layers and layers and layers. Sensational bassline too. Whoever said he has no cadence upthread made me actually scoff aloud, this track is the most beautiful extended vocal riff I've ever heard. Needs rainy weather or dusk, headphones, walk the streets, pay full attention and let it overwhelm you.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 1 May 2017 13:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Does anyone else now find themselves performing completely mundane household tasks while silently singing to themselves "when I [perform this mundane household task] I'ma make it look sexy"?

― Matt DC, Monday, May 1, 2017 9:40 AM

Since 1995.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 May 2017 13:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, FEEL. is great! again his delivery is totally appropriate to the days of information overload. love the way he builds to the point where he's just straight out righteously shouting - again transformation through intensification. also two really important lines? 'I can feel that the dream is more than process' and the 'the feeling of apocalypse happening but nothing is outward'

still can't work out why the sparse, burial style is so effective, something also, yes, about a ground of, not melancholy exactly, but dusk/rainy weather mood.

xpost lol MDC

Fizzles, Monday, 1 May 2017 13:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Does anyone else now find themselves performing completely mundane household tasks while silently singing to themselves "when I [perform this mundane household task] I'ma make it look sexy"?

https://twitter.com/djperry1973/status/855147481964982277

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Monday, 1 May 2017 14:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also, every song on the album placed on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week, with DUCKWORTH at #63 being the lowest-charting song. He has 9 songs in the top 40.

I love this album a lot but this is ludicrous.

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Monday, 1 May 2017 14:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

pretty funny to think of "Blood" as a Hot 100 single

passionate plant-based athlete (voodoo chili), Monday, 1 May 2017 14:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I wonder how much of that is due to people streaming the album and, instead of resuming it when they get back from something, starting over again. So you end up with the singles being high on the list due to people seeking them out, and then everything else just charts in order of album sequence

a landlocked exclave (mh), Monday, 1 May 2017 14:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This has happened twice in the UK this year - once with Stormzy and then again (to a frankly ridiculous degree) with Ed Sheeran, to the extent that he had maybe nine songs in the top 10.

Matt DC, Monday, 1 May 2017 15:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

(Short answer - yes, streaming is to blame).

Matt DC, Monday, 1 May 2017 15:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I immediately thought of Ed Sheeran; didn't this happen with Drake, too?

It's interesting from the standpoint of "what songs are people obsessed with this week" but it definitely turns the Hot 100 into something besides "top singles of the past week"; maybe it hasn't been that for a while and it's only in the past few years of meme-hits and total album dominance that I've noticed.

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Monday, 1 May 2017 15:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It happened to Lemonade and Life of Pablo as well--whenever a big new album comes out, the Hot 100 gets all screwy because of 14 or so debut tracks from the huge new album.

passionate plant-based athlete (voodoo chili), Monday, 1 May 2017 15:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

imo the Ed Sheeran week was a hilarious self-own by the people of the UK

a landlocked exclave (mh), Monday, 1 May 2017 15:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

there's a few albums ever year -- like anything that "sells" ~350k+ in its first week? -- that place pretty much every song in the hot 100... drake definitely just did it

J0rdan S., Monday, 1 May 2017 16:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it usually seems like there's a people's champ pick that is higher than the rest of the album tracks... i.e. "passionfruit" or "too good" off views or "sorry" from lemonade that then becomes a single. maybe in kendrick's case "DNA" counts but they clearly already had a video filmed for that so it's not quite the same.

and then as you go down the chart there does seem to be an ordering effect

J0rdan S., Monday, 1 May 2017 16:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i walked into my local "Best Buy" today and purchased this on "compact disc"

bout to take the long way home from work

alpine static, Monday, 1 May 2017 23:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah the number of songs charting isn't unusual in this era. Beyonce and Sheeran pulled this off too.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 May 2017 23:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Your horse and buggy has a CD player?

Xp

Οὖτις, Monday, 1 May 2017 23:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

if i gotta mean mug Οὖτις i'ma make it look sexxy

alpine static, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 00:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's something Whiney nailed with his review, talking about the different levels of how "humble" and "pride" are explored in the album. At first the way so many songs would jump around to totally disparate beats really annoyed me in how jarring it was but I'm starting to come around on how well that works as a vehicle for Kdot exploring themes.

yeah, that's really something I grew to appreciate about this album. It really often seems like Kendrick finally gets a chance to say what he's been feeling here without being somehow limited by the burden of some greater, grandeur artistic vision that he envisioned (I guess that also kind of ties into what Lust is about, pursuing greater things versus your human nature). Obviously every Kendrick album has been very personal and some sort of glimpse into his mind but it seems like it's a lot easier to communicate nuances or shades of your emotions when you are just putting out songs that don't really have to be consistent in any sort of way than when you make a thing like TPAB that's musically commited to one particular vision that doesn't really allow much room to communicate different feelings, that's probably why TPAB needs to put so much effort to do this with creating multiple personalities and so on.

piramjida, Friday, 5 May 2017 23:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I haven't yet listened to this all the way through but I'm on my second pass through the first half - think I'm gonna listen to the end this time - and "Loyalty" strikes me as a screamingly obvious second single. I don't see how it won't be a huge hit. Obviously his skills are titanic, but he just keeps getting better at making records, doesn't he?

Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Sunday, 7 May 2017 06:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The production on this is amazing in a way I'm not sure I've heard before. Can't pin it down ... beats you could build a house on, obviously, but also drama in the tracks that gives him a springboard without distracting from his lyrics.

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Sunday, 7 May 2017 07:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I may be the only Kendrick fan on ILM who's listening to "Humble" for the first time in May, but on first pass it's easily the weakest song on the record. "First pass" emphasized - I could be totally wrong here.

Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Sunday, 7 May 2017 07:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

nah you're probably right, but that's just because the rest of the songs are amazing

passionate plant-based athlete (voodoo chili), Sunday, 7 May 2017 13:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

HUMBLE is okay. I didn't love it when I first heard it and it's not one of my favorites on the album.

her squamous hamhocks (DJP), Monday, 8 May 2017 13:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it sounds better as part of the album flow than as a single imo

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Monday, 8 May 2017 16:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

^^^ agreed

her squamous hamhocks (DJP), Monday, 8 May 2017 17:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This is quickly becoming my AOTY. There are other recent albums that I was excited about, but I haven't given them much time because I keep coming back to this instead. Just flows so well, and no skipable moments.

Moodles, Monday, 8 May 2017 17:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it sounds better as part of the album flow than as a single imo

― duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Monday, May 8, 2017 12:49 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^ agreed

― her squamous hamhocks (DJP), Monday, May 8, 2017

this.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 8 May 2017 18:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

third week at #1 y'all

bunny slopes, Monday, 8 May 2017 23:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The seagull sounds on Pride and the Rick James sample at the end of DNA are both such perfect touches to their beats.

I like the theory going around that the tracks should be listened to in reverse order to get different messages. I'm not sold that it was an intentional move by Kendrick but the way different themes are peppered throughout makes it work. Like how Element starts with Kid Capri introducing the "ain't nobody prayin for me" motif, but if you flip the tracklisting that announcement comes right after Feel, the song that's built around that line.

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 00:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my daddy commissary made it to commas is a good line

johnny crunch, Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:19 (one week ago) Permalink

was listening to this on the living room stereo the other day and started after skipping to the middle - made me realize how *slow* so much of this album is, tempo-wise.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 23 May 2017 16:58 (three days ago) Permalink


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