Government Plates

Death Grips - Government Plates
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2013 Ratings: #225 / 1035
User Score
Based on 968 ratings
2013 Ratings: #294
Liked by 17 people
November 13, 2013 / Release Date
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Third Worlds / Label
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Unlike the blunt, confrontational NO LOVE DEEP WEB, Government Plates lets you think for yourself and even if it doesn’t have an agenda, that doesn’t mean it’s nihilistic.  It’s music that doesn’t care about how you feel, just how you react to it.


Showing a complete disrespect for song structure and melody, the record ditches the immediate hooks and conventional beats of 'The Money Store', without abandoning any of its toothless anger.

The Needle Drop

While Death Grips' Government Plates might be one of the most aggressive releases to come from the experimental hip hop trio, it's also one of their most forgettable, repetitious, short-winded, and half-baked.

Consequence of Sound

Other than album single “Birds”, this entire record feels like that show: a retreading of already covered material, where at points it doesn’t seem like they’re really “there.”

You see all this shit below this text, yeah that's an old review. Kinda sucks tbh because I gave this album a 4/10. IDK how this shit is really good wtf was I thinking.

Death Grips is interesting and heavily focused on the mad man MC Ride, so tell me why now they made a album with only like 60% MC Ride. It’s so repetitive, many of the songs are too simple, This is Violence Now Is the most lame Death Grips songs yet. These are relatively short songs and feel long, but they thought it was ... read more
Underrated asf. Not their best but it has the mad bangers, believe me
There are moments of pure genius in the track listing. Unfortunately, as many people point out, this is such an obvious front loaded project. The first 5 tracks (and the closing track) are far more ambitious than anything else on this project. While Big House has a cool beat, Feels Like a Wheel is a fun shitshow of a song, and I'm Overflow brings out the inner Gachi, this album has easily some of the lowest points of any DG album. Bootleg is unlistenable.

HOWEVER... the opening track to this ... read more
LasagnaZissou Review #70

The third studio release by Death Grips is their first sign at exhibiting some slight flaws. But if their most flawed non-instrumental album is a 78/100 what does that really tell us about this group. Yeah that's right they still kick ass. Even if this album features less coherent beats and a lot of weird noise choices, it's still a Death Grips album. The amazing drum rhythm, the loud cryptic lyrics, the sampling and fat electronic beats, it's all here. Government ... read more
underrated as fuck, doesn't deserve the hate. birds is the best track imo
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Track List

  1. You might think he loves you for your money but I know what he really loves you for it's your brand new leopard skin pillbox hat
  2. Anne Bonny
  3. Two Heavens
  4. This is Violence Now (Dont get me wrong)
  5. Birds
  6. Feels like a wheel
  7. Im Overflow
  8. Big House
  9. Government Plates
  10. Bootleg (Dont need your help)
  11. Whatever I want (Fuck who's watching)
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Added on: November 13, 2013