I checked these guys out because I saw they were on the Warp Records label, which is a label that I like a lot as they continue to sign really interesting boundary pushing electronic producers in my opinion, and I think Children of Alice are no exception. Admittedly I've only listened to this album one time, so I have no idea how it will fare with repeated listens but as of right now, I found the experience of hearing this whole thing from beginning to end to be very immersive and enthralling. ... read more
This album was a huge surprise to me, never listened to Real Estate before, nor had I heard of them before this album got announced if i'm being totally honest, and yet this album came seemingly out of nowhere as one of the most likeable, catchy and consistently pleasant rock records of the year so far. Gonna be enjoying this throughout the rest of 2017 for sure.
Great wordplay and storytelling front to back, Brother Ali is undeniably a very skilled rapper, but I have never cared for Ant's production style, imo it's ridiculously bland. His beats vary from being obnoxious and corny to being void of any noteworthy characteristics at all, and it makes this album be significantly less engaging than it could be. The album is still definitely a quality project, but it didn't manage to completely enthral me.
100 = I would change nothing about it, I think it's perfect
90-99 = Fuckin exceptional, love damn near everything about it
80-89 = Fantastic album, highly recommended
70-79 = A good, solid album that I enjoyed quite a bit, not great but worth a try
60-69 = It's okay, not bad but probably won't come back to it much
50-59 = Average, just as good as it is bad
40-49 = A weak effort
30-39 = A very bad album
20-29 = A fuckin TRASH album
10-19 = An embarrassingly shit album
0-9 = Nothing redeemable