the gentle brilliance of deem spencer's 'we think we alone' (a thraed)

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I love this album. was going to post in rolling mumble rap (indeed it is kind of mumbly) but realized its strong enough front to back that it deserves its own thread. melodic disintegrating rap album about his grandfather's passing.

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 29 September 2017 22:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

surprised youre feeling this tbh

flopson, Saturday, 30 September 2017 00:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I tend to be iffy on lo fi post odd future type shit but he's actually great formally w a lot of the aspects those types of artists usually suck at--good consistent rapper voice, strong consistent vision that's surprisingly colorful, great melodic sense and singing voice, gift for lil compositional moments...sometimes sounds like a mos def singing track big kn a good way

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 30 September 2017 06:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Usually "consistent" is code for samey but he puts a lot together in a narrow package

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 30 September 2017 06:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

surprised youre feeling this tbh

― flopson, Friday, September 29, 2017 7:19 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Tbh I was more surprised it got such a middling review in pitchfork

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 30 September 2017 06:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

On first listen, this is... very good? Omnivorous interests and understated flow, will try again.

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 30 September 2017 21:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Consistent is not a bad modifier here

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 30 September 2017 21:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I tend to be iffy on lo fi post odd future type shit but he's actually great formally w a lot of the aspects those types of artists usually suck at--good consistent rapper voice, strong consistent vision that's surprisingly colorful, great melodic sense and singing voice, gift for lil compositional moments...sometimes sounds like a mos def singing track big kn a good way

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:57 AM (sixteen hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i meant more cuz he's from ny lol

i only gave this the gentlest of skims when it came out but will put it back on this week

flopson, Saturday, 30 September 2017 23:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It is a little slight, but considering that

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Sunday, 1 October 2017 19:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this is quite something

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Friday, 6 October 2017 23:20 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah, this is great. it's not often i find myself wishing a rap album was longer...

alpine static, Monday, 9 October 2017 07:49 (one week ago) Permalink


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