Wilma Vritra - Burd
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Based on 96 ratings
2019 Ratings: #180
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April 5, 2019 / Release Date
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Wilma Archer, VRITRA / Primary Artists
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I have a question for you guys. How do you end up getting a score to rate for your albums? Do you calculate an average? Is it just a random number? What?

Best: Shallow Grave, Targets & Digits, Harness, Vroom, Black is The Beauty

Weakest: ugly duckling
this is really pretty
Would work way better as an Instrumental record in my opinion. VRITRA's rapping is monotone and uneventful for a large amount of this record and his montone delivery allows him to easley be swallowed by the admittedly beautiful production. This may have been a stylistic choice, however it kind of hindered me from fully indulging in what the album has to offer.

However, I must say that the singing on this album is really pleasing to the ear and works very well with the overall vibe this ... read more
The rapping on this album is pretty boring and bland, but the very unique and beautiful production is what really carries the whole project. Overall this is a fun piece of experimental/abstract hip-hop.

Favourite Tracks: Targets & Digits, Shallow Grave, earnie, Black Is the Beauty and burds of paradise
Least Favourite: Over Girls
This album has taken me a few days to really process. Wilma Vritra has compiled a work of art that incorporates a slew of different genres and influences. As a musician and theory nerd, Burd is incredibly impressive. Wilma Archer's composition and production throughout is unique, nuanced, and exhilarating. No song follows a basic formula of verse-chorus, each song is a crafted movement in the greater symphony of this record.

"Harness" is a great opener, it gets to show off the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Harness
  2. Caught in the Act
  3. Targets & Digits
  4. put down II
  5. Shallow Grave
  6. The Hill
  7. Weather Machine
  8. earnie
  9. put down I
  10. plumage
  11. Over Girls
  12. Black Is the Beauty
  13. Ketchup
  14. ugly duckling
  15. Vroom
  16. burds of paradise
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Added on: February 21, 2019