Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Rank: #15 / 784
USER SCORE
85
Based on
239 ratings

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100
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

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

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

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

87
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

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

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

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

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

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.

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User Reviews
SiberianBreaks
86
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
Gupla
86
"Olviden las letras... esto suena genial" <<Anthony Fontano>>
jasonwallace199
87
"Kid A of hip-hop in general"

Fav Tracks: Get Got, The Fever, I've Seen Footage, Double Helix, System Blower, The Cage, Punk Weight, Bitch Please, Hacker

Least Fav: Lost Boys
Ideekay
83
FAVS: Fever (Aye Aye), Hustle Bones, System Blower
Lovdahl
92
The Money Store is an amazing album of wild hip hop experimentation. Unconventional and disturbing, yet inventive and remarkable, The Money Store is an awesome display of audible anarchism. Flatlander, the relatively unknown master of creating beats, delivers some of the most unbelievable jams for MC Ride to literally shout over. Along with Hella drummer Zach Hill, the trio of nihilists recorded the best industrial/experimental hip hop album of the decade so far.

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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 & 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


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