CLPPNG

clipping. - CLPPNG
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2014 Ratings: #199 / 845
User Score
Based on 380 ratings
2014 Ratings: #52
June 10, 2014 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

CLPPNG may be one of the most exciting and electrifying rap albums of the year, but their extension of the Bomb Squad aesthetic is also definitely not for the faint of heart.

90
The Needle Drop
Clipping lives up to hip hop tradition and pushes "noise hop" unorthodoxy on their sophomore album.
88
Paste

There isn’t really anything on CLPPNG as grating and challenging as “Get Up,” but that song is a clear enough indicator that producers William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes are not making music for the faint of heart or tender of ear.

85
The Line of Best Fit

Instead of becoming rap pariahs with topsy-turvy beats and art-school interpretations, they’re involving themselves in the traditional, helping push the frontier of a bustling genre.

80
The Skinny

It is replete with sheet-metal distortion, 808s that bang like helicarriers under missile fire, and ferociously-spit double-time lyrics.

80
Drowned in Sound

CLPPNG makes a sterling argument for the intersection of noise and hip-hop tropes.

80
DIY

Shattered remnants of familiar sounds surface far more frequently on this follow-up, but this isn't about dumbing down. 'CLPPNG' is anything but subtle, but it’s a lot more settled than Midcity.

80
NME

Clipping's nightmare is riveting, particularly during its sweat-inducing peak 'Get Up', which uses an alarm clock as a beat underneath breakneck verses.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

On CLPPNG, the songs that come between these bookends are more diverse, fully-realized, and at times accessible than those found on Midcity

70
PopMatters

CLPPNG is all about the warped sounds coming from the trio’s twisted minds, not outside influences.

50
AllMusic

Even when the songs sound coherent and have some interesting moments, the jarring beats still come on as incessantly aggressive with no actual power, inspiration, or deeper statement driving the noise.

WhatTheFunk
88
It's clipping bitch. That's how clipping presents itself. Concise, arrogant, provoking. A flexible, perverse, malleable MC - Daveed Diggs - accompanied by two producers - Jonathan Snipes and William Hudson - movie score composers, experimental noisy musicians... These two men make productions as if they were burying bombs: with a perverse and devastating precision, playing on your expectations to better hit where it hurts.

It's clipping bitch. The guys are not here to give you gifts. Clipping ... read more
BradTasteMusic
70
I like the lyrics, dislike the rapping delivery

I like some of the beats, but also hate some of the beats

I think the idea behind Get Up is genius, but it is the most annoying song ever... yet it is not sometimes

I hate the intro and how badly it hurts my ears, and I find Williams mix to be near unlistenable... but did you hear how amazing Body and Blood sounds? How about the beat on summertime? THE TIME SIGS ON STORY 2 AND THE STORY IS SO INSANE...

This album is a 4/10 on the worst days, ... read more
TreyLikesBands
100
Flawless

HOLY SHIT I WAS NOT EXPECTING HOW HARD-HITTING THIS WAS WTF.
I have no words right now. Well, I do...

This sounds like it kicks you in the balls, throws you into an electric fence, and feeds you to mutated alien dogs. This sounds like an Area 51 experiment gone wrong. This sounds like nothing I've ever heard.
Obviously there's going to be those who compare this to your Death Grips, your JPEGMafia, your Run The Jewels, but what clipping. does differently on their sophomore record ... read more
Atrocityblubber
51
I don't really get this album tbh nothing here really impresses me. The industrial aspects here are good but it never really felt like it was really complete. And some songs here a very underwhelming production and at times it can be annoying. Daveed diggs here is solid but he can be very corny imo like the track body and blood. But I do think there are some good songs here like the track story 2 which is about
a man running very fast to his house cause he suspects there's something wrong at ... read more
AZIZ
49
This is just DS2 for soyboy hipsters
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Track List

  1. Intro 
  2. Body & Blood 
  3. Work Work (feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)
  4. Summertime (feat. King T) 
  5. Taking Off
  6. Tonight (feat. Gangsta Boo) 
  7. Dream 
  8. Get Up (feat. Mariel Jacoda)
  9. Or Die (feat. Guce)
  10. Inside Out 
  11. Story 2
  12. Dominoes 
  13. Ends 
  14. Williams Mix (feat. Tom Erbe)
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