Year of the Snitch

Death Grips - Year of the Snitch
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Based on 12 reviews
2018 Ratings: #233 / 746
User Score
2018 Ratings: #36
June 22, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Third Worlds, Harvest / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
GIGsoup
To the casual ear, ‘Snitch’ may not seem inherently different to Death Grips’ previous work, but those who have draped themselves in the absurdist qualities of their music will see straight away how this project is crazy, even by their standards
80
The Line of Best Fit
With their sixth album in four years, there's absolutely no utterance of anything going stale.
80
musicOMH

Death Grips are in a place far removed from any other major rap acts, and Year Of The Snitch feels totally alien. It is an exhilarating release that doesn’t let up, and proves that six years on the group are still a force to be reckoned with.

80
Highsnobiety

Year of the Snitch, though markedly easier on the ears than their other albums, is a complex, layered listen, aided in no small part by its remarkable commitment to a concept none of us may ever truly come to grasp.

75
Northern Transmissions

Death Grips open up their sound a lot and let singular hooks drive more than ever. While it’s a step in an interesting direction, the group’s insistence to hold onto their chaotic noise may still feel like a lot for most listeners.

75
The 405

Featuring a truly bizarre list of collaborators, Year of the Snitch proves their inimitable sound still has legs, even if listeners will have to work harder than ever to reap the rewards.

73
Pitchfork

The prolific noise rap project drills down on their sonic signature and remains politically agnostic and persistently agitated.

70
AllMusic

Not one of their releases is the same as another, and with Year of the Snitch, they continue to break boundaries and expectations. The record is another example of true experimentation with their sound along with an uncompromising work ethic and a thirst for originality.

70
PopMatters

Overall, Year of the Snitch feels like a personal experiment for Death Grips, but tilting towards a more mainstream sound. Not to say that the band has compromised its experimental attitude, but there is a definite leaning towards a more straightforward form, which in this case arrives with the heavier implementation of rock music motifs.

60
Rolling Stone
The boundary-smashing trio's latest is one of their least aggressive offerings but it's still admirably disruptive
MySoftBulletin
92
I can still recall the day in which I discovered Death Grips, I was a junior in high school and was deep into my metalcore and pop punk phase. I had stumbled across a video on youtube of a melon shaped man discussing music, I was immediately drawn to his ability to express his opinions in such a carefree and natural manner. I found myself watching his videos often, and at that time he had only ever given one 10/10 review - which was for Death Grips's 2012 LP The Money Store. Out of curiosity I ... read more
ElectricMess
90
This might be the most unnerving and creepy Death Grips album to date. It has an incredible flow and a bizarre and dark atmosphere. Not quite AS shocking or mind-blowing as something like The Money Store, but this is still an exciting, varied, and highly enjoyable release from one of the decade's best and most important bands.

Favorite Tracks: Black Paint, Streaky, Death Grips Is Online, Disappointed, The Fear, Hahaha, Shitshow, Little Richard

Least Favorite Track: N/A
RakkSmells
99
This is my favourite Death Grips album so far. I don't really know how to explain it. This album is just unlike anything Death Grips have ever made and is in an entirely different lane for them. The combinations of genres goes beyond anything they've ever done, and all these new experimental and genre-blending sounds they incorporate just blow me away. While I love The Money Store for the incredible take on experimental hip hop and the insane production, and I also love Bottomless Pit's ... read more
itsyahboinoah
83
Incredible, they refresh their new sound and isn't like anything of their discography to be compared off. So much stuff to dive through.
exception
77
2018: TEKASHI69 COMEUP, DROPS 2 ALBUMS, BILLBOARD TOPPERS, ARRESTED FOR RACKETEERING, LATER SNITCHES IN ORDER TO HAVE A LOWER SENTENCE.

2018 WAS TEKASHI'S BREAKOUT YEAR, OR THE " YEAR OF THE SNITCH "

DEATH GRIPS CALLED IT?? TIME TRAVELERS?? ILLUMINATI = CONFIRMED
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Added on: March 22, 2018