Friday, November 12, 2010

The Legend of Mr. Rager

Rolling Stone magazine review on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
I need to address something with this review.

"As Drake and Kanye West have demonstrated, there's room in hip-hop for melancholic MCs who upend the self-congratulation that dominates the genre."

First off Cudi was around before Drake, being Jimmy doesn't count. People need to get off Drake.

"The problem with Kid Cudi is that, since his hypnotic breakout single, "Day 'N' Nite," he's grown rote in his self-pity and flat as a singer: "These worries are heavy, they rest on my shoulders," he repeats in his hypomelodic baritone on "These Worries." "The darkness, yeah, I'd like to marry it," goes a line from "Maniac." His second album features dramatic, breathtakingly stark production by Emile and Plain Pat ("Wild'n Cuz I'm Young," riddled with sonar-style beeps, kills), but where Cudi fancies himself a deep downer, too often he's kind of a bore."

Must of been listening to the Crooker's version to of said that about Day 'N' Nite, he hasn't gone in self pity, he has gone on the cocaine, hell of a drug. Plain Pat what up. Writing a 1 paragraph review on the album and giving it a 2.5/5 review really shows how stupid Rolling Stone is, just like Pitchfork for that matter. Written by Johan Weiner who I'm pretty sure doesn't belong in music reviews, the community gives it a 4.5/5 review.

Personally as  Cudi fan I'd give it a 4, he is far from his best and the days of A Kid Named Cudi, but the album has a few solid songs. Also not as good as his previous album, but still worth a listen.

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