- Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 8 reviews
2017 Rank: #96 / 572
USER SCORE
77
Based on
57 ratings

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90
Loud and Quiet

While considering that much of today’s sharpest hip hop releases are stamped with his name, ‘Brick Body Kids’ is Mike’s greatest achievement yet.

81
Pitchfork
It’s a colorful portrait of lives that are typically rendered in one dimension. And yet somehow, he can still make us laugh.
80
The Skinny

Brick Body Kids Still Daydream offers everything you’d expect from an Open Mike Eagle album and rivals Dark Comedy for the best in his catalogue. But it’s also his most thematically coherent work yet. 

80
The 405
It serves both as a poignant monument to a community as well as an indictment of how the US government fails African-Americans. Overall, it makes a strong case for itself as Eagle’s most consistently impressive album yet.
80
The Needle Drop

Brick Body Kids is Open Mike Eagle at his most low-key, but it's also his most cohesive and emotionally potent work so far.

75
Under The Radar

Brick Body gives the feeling of sitting curbside on a warm summer's eve, surrounded by friends. The beats are welcoming, jazzy, and minimal while Mike sing-raps his poignant lines in a typically poetic and smooth cadence.

75
Consequence of Sound

One of Eagle’s more consistently engaging outings, this elegy for the since-demolished Robert Taylor Homes projects the 36-year-old rapper grew up in isn’t necessarily one of his most ear-catching records. 

70
Rolling Stone
The results add a historical angle to hip-hop's powerful mix of the personal and political.
Sep 20, 2017
tinymusiccritic
80
Over the past seven years and change, during which he has released five LPs, a handful of EPs, and delivered a slew of features on tracks by a veritable who’s-who list of underground hip hop luminaries, Michael W. Eagle II, aka Open Mike Eagle, has established himself as indie rap’s pre-eminent social critic, a bona fide rap trope deconstructionist, and one of the funniest emcees in the game. On his latest full length, Michael Eagle dials back the quippy humour that has ... read more
Sep 30, 2017
DiegoPaim01
76
Um disco bem sólido no que se propõe. Open Mike é um rapper-poeta, sútil e inteligente nos seus versos, ele declama sob beats bem abstratas e próximas do jazz e do r&b, normalmente. Gostei bastante do seu estilo lírico, da forma como aborda os temas...não muito abstrato, não muito pretencioso qnto as suas referencias, não muito mensageiro: na medida certa do jogo de palavras, ironia, construção de personagem e ... read more
Sep 19, 2017
aaron
60
A great addition to Mike's discography, but definitely doesn't live up to the buzz surrounding this album.

Ups:

-Each song lives off of one another, a very well constructed album
-Unique ( I really enjoyed the "silent like ice bear" line)
-Good features (each artist fits in the world created here)
-Brick Body Complex

Downs:

-Introspective albums should be void of ego, it just doesn't translate well, vulnerability is what is wanted here.
-Humble bragging (some goofy shit just ... read more
Oct 16, 2017
soflogemstone
85
A concept never seen before has lead Open Mike Eagle more into the eyes of rap fans who choose to dig deeper then radio and XXL. Underground heads have known for years the greatness Eagle has lying in him, but this to me is a cementing of his skills into a go-to body of work.
Oct 5, 2017
blondeMushroom
82
heck yes! i love this albums message and sound
best track: legendary iron hood
worst track: probably brick body complex
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September 15, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mello Music Group / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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Track List
  1. Legendary Iron Hood
  2. (How Could Anybody) Feel at Home
  3. Hymnal (feat. Sammus)
  4. No Selling (Uncle Butch Pretending It Dont Hurt)
  5. Happy Wasteland Day
  6. Daydreaming in the Projects
  7. Brick Body Complex
  8. Tldr (Smithing)
  9. Breezeway Ritual
  10. Wedding Ghosts
  11. 95 Radios (feat. Has-Lo)
  12. My Auntie's Building
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Added on: July 31, 2017