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Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 16 reviews
2012 Rank: #12 / 657
USER SCORE
85
Based on
169 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

It is a Death Grips record, simple as; a completely successful experiment in isolating artistry from external pressures to produce an artefact that will inform pioneers-to-come.

100
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

The Money Store might be the very definition of acquired taste, and will most likely alienate the vast majority who attempt to give it a spin, but it's undeniably an extraordinary record.

90
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

Despite the unwelcoming persona, repeated listens will uncover an embarrassment of spine-tingling details and hidden corners that any headphone enthusiast will revel in.

90
Tiny Mix Tapes
Tiny Mix Tapes

Death Grips have managed to situate themselves in a unique and peculiar territory in which they are both peerless and able to appeal to fans of almost everything.

90
The 405
The 405

The Money Store thrusts countless adjectives towards the listener. It's eccentric, confrontational, disorientating. Crucially, however, it's fresh.

87
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Sometimes this hands-off approach backfires, but Death Grips have actual designs to be left to, and The Money Store is a million-mph blur of ideas.

83
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

The Money Store is simultaneously fun and torturous, just melodic enough to keep listeners on board even as its extremes border on cruel. 

80
Spin
Spin

The Money Store, fits into modern hip-hop like a square peg on fire, a 40-minute straitjacket tantrum of vein-popping, slow-flow barks closer to Helmet's Page Hamilton than Harlem's Charles Hamilton.

70
musicOMH
musicOMH

Certainly it’s far from an easy listen, and only those familiar with their earlier catalogue will be able to pick it up right away.

70
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

The trio’s very existence depends on toeing a line between maintaining rap’s brooding thuggish-ness without overpowering it with their dubstep-inspired aesthetic.

60
NME
NME

It’s hard to glean any sense of intention, let alone manifesto, from the lyrics, and the manner in which it’s presented is, in the end, alienating.

User Reviews
SiberianBreaks
90
A game-changer in Hip Hop. I really hated this on first listen. You have to really force yourself to listen all the way through to enjoy it. The production is probably my favourite part of this album along with the really angry vocals. This album is overall consistent all the way through and should be regarded as the "Kid A" of hip hop in general.

Favourite tracks: Get Got, The Hacker, I've Seen Footage, The Fever, System Blower, Lost Boys, Bitch Please, The Cage, Fuck That

95
Fav Tracks: The Fever (Aye Aye), Hacker, Get Got, I've Seen Footage, System Blower, Hustle Bones, The Cage, Double Helix, Bitch Please, Punk Weight, Lost Boys, Blackjack, Fuck That

96
This shit goes hard in the paint. Every boop and blip is so powerful it will rock your fucking soul to the core. Nothing about this album inherently screams awful except maybe the incoherence of the vocals, but that can be attributed to the desire to have listeners listen multiple times to understand the lyrics. I was admittedly put off by MC Ride's honestly mentally retarded sounding voice but as I got more into it I was able to embrace it and The Money Store stands out as possibly one of ... read more

85
Deathgrips plays to the crowd more on this album, but it works.

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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 18 - AllMusic
# 6 - BBC
# 46 - Beats Per Minute
# 4 - Clash
# 16 - Consequence of Sound
# 28 - Gigwise
# 47 - Gorilla vs. Bear
# 3 - No Ripcord
# 45 - Pazz and Jop
# 9 - Pitchfork
# 29 - PopMatters
# 23 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 8 - The 405
# 15 - The Wire
# 2 - Time Out London
# 16 - Tiny Mix Tapes
Track List
  1. Get Got 
  2. The Fever (Aye Aye) 
  3. Lost Boys 
  4. Blackjack 
  5. Hustle Bones 
  6. I've Seen Footage 
  7. Double Helix 
  8. System Blower 
  9. The Cage 
  10. Punk Weight 
  11. Fuck That 
  12. Bitch Please 
  13. Hacker
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Added on: March 19, 2012