tears of joy

MIKE - tears of joy
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Based on 137 ratings
2019 Ratings: #13
June 21, 2019 / Release Date
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Walking alone at 02:00am listening to this makes you feel lonelier than ever. To me, this is one of them albums where I can't look at it from an objective standpoint. I'm not judging it off of his flow, or the lyrics, I'm judging based off of feeling. And I felt like shit. It felt like I was supposed to though. It felt necessary.
I was extremely touched by this album. As someone born to older parents (My dad had me at 45 and my mom, 40). I as a 22 year old watching my parents deteriorate in health is just such a morose thing to me. I can only imagine the pain MIKE must be feeling as he just recently lost his mother. Props to young MIKE, you are officially one of my favorite artists now.
Not even a year of stanning and abusing that Earl album, and here I am finding a better abstract hip hop album.
MIKE raps on some of the most blissful production of this year, no, actually, of this decade. The emotion displayed on these tracks is also terrific. My Favourite Hip Hop album of the year so far. (Bandana's coming this week so this might change very soon idk)
EDIT : Sorry Mike, Madlib happened. You're second as of now.

I saw him on Earl Sweatshirt's tour, and I honestly I didn't much care for his live performance. I feel like he had no stage presence, as he just kept walking from side to side on the stage. I feel like that's exactly how this album felt to me.

I'm not gonna lie, I did fall asleep while this was playing. Although I really adore the production and the bars on this record, there was never a pick-me-up moment for me, and because of that, I was left bored. Even so, I might find myself ... read more
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Track List

  1. Scarred Lungs, Vol. 1 & 2
  2. Whole Wide World
  3. Goin' Truuu
  4. Gr8ful 2K19
  5. Take Crowns
  6. Memorial
  7. Summer 17
  8. Big Smoke
  9. It's Like Basketball
  10. Ain't No Love
  11. Parks
  12. Planet
  13. #Memories (feat. Duendita)
  14. Right Here Next to You, Baby
  15. Sleepwalk
  16. Breathe, Good
  17. Fool in Me
  18. Suffocate
  19. True Blood
  20. Stargazer, Pt. 3
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Added on: June 21, 2019