Government Plates

Death Grips - Government Plates
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2013 Ratings: #202 / 958
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Based on 692 ratings
2013 Ratings: #239
November 13, 2013 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Pitchfork

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.

80
DIY

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.

60
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.

50
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.”

Cosmilk
40
jfc I need to stop being so lenient on some albums.

This just felt way too chunky for my taste. The first two songs we great but the rest of it was a mess. I vibe with some of their stuff but they've always been a hit or miss band for me, and most of this album was a miss unfortunately
Doofly
40
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 a good idea to put a 6:30 song in the end. WHY, it’s repetitive enough just let me have a break. I didn’t get hyped listening to this record and I don’t ... read more
MothaOfMotha12
66
Their worst album
BradTasteMusic
72
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
Collin
72
Good instrumentals but it's not very unique.
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#71/Crack Magazine

MISC LISTS

#32/Pitchfork Readers

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