All My Heroes Are Cornballs

JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2019 Ratings: #26 / 750
User Score
2019 Ratings: #6
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September 13, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME
JPEGMAFIA’s third album is his most accomplished record yet. Sure, it might not slap you in the face quite like ‘Veteran’, but there’s far more invention here – and it seems like the kind of album created for multiple listens on headphones.
100
Sputnikmusic

Any which way I look at it, I see in its 45 minutes all the signs of a true classic, an album whose daring attitude and commitment to odd sonic luxuries future emissaries of the great tradition of experimental hip-hop music should only hope to emulate.

90
Highsnobiety

Veteran was a beautifully disturbing album, and All My Heroes Are Cornballs is an even better hodgepodge of empowered tumult.

90
Exclaim!

With All My Heroes Are Cornballs, JPEGMAFIA captures the feelings of existing in an era fuelled by mindless scrolling and compulsive tweeting, positioning himself as both a participant and vocal critic of the happenings of the current millennia.

90
PopMatters

On All My Heroes Are Cornballs, experimental rapper and producer JPEGMAFIA broadens his visceral online image and sounds into a more vulnerable, humanizing, and melodic project.

90
HipHopDX

Ultimately, the album is challenging and uncompromising as it makeshifts a rallying cry for the disenfranchised Millennial Redditor; a manifesto for the misunderstood.

90
The Young Folks

All My Heroes are Cornballs can be seen as a welcome, if not an unorthodox sequel to 2018’s Veteran. Cornballs still possesses Peggy’s trademark sense of humor, but the moments that impress the most are when the music is somber and meditative.

80
The Line of Best Fit

On All My Heroes Are Cornballs, Peggy’s process from production to release has been fresher and faster, and in turn the songs feel more raw, less tweaked with and the conflict he creates between the melody and rhythm hit harder.

80
Clash
After listening to ‘All My Heroes Are Cornballs’ it could be described as anything but disappointing. Peggy has filled it full of the same playful bounce, and reactionary lyrics, that made ‘Veteran’ such a powerful and intoxicating listen.
80
The Skinny

For those not attuned to Peggy’s ability to tap into the zeitgeist, All My Heroes Are Cornballs won’t provide a lyrical turning point. But as a showcase for his skills as a producer, it should win over even the most dyed in the wool critics.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

All My Heroes Are Cornballs serves as an electronic manifesto for his fans, guerilla warfare of the auditory kind.

80
The Needle Drop

I’m not disappointed. That’s for sure.

80
Spectrum Culture

JPEGMAFIA makes music that is outwardly political and dissatisfied while also being ironic, cynical and funny.

80
Under The Radar
Even if the Death Grips comparisons have always been ill-fitting, on his latest record it's clear, now more than ever, that Peggy is in his own lane.
80
AllMusic

All My Heroes Are Cornballs manages a mellow, even reserved instrumental tone without losing any of the scathing social commentary or frenetic energy that defined earlier work.

76
Pitchfork
The experimental rapper remains an impish writer and an athletic vocalist on his latest album, one that lays bare the sprawling collage in his fiery, fascinating brain.
60
Q Magazine
JPEGMAFIA's flashes of brilliance are obscured by a bloated tracklist, but they're worth digging out.
JoaoSantos
43
Well, that was a disappointment...

Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot was not a track I was a big fan of but it was decent enough for me to be hyped for the album. This caused me to worry a bit about the style Peggy was going for but I was hoping something good nevertheless. After that, I saw his video on YouTube with Kenny Beats, where he said the album was unedited and raw. That increased my preoccupation. Still, hyped for the album.

But now it's 13/09/2019 and we finally got the album... I'm ... read more
_zeltrxn17
91
Danny's going to have a tough ass time to get aoty this year. Even tougher than 2016. My ears have been purified.
Inglume
63
DAMN PEGGY, was I supposed to be disappointed with this? Instructions unclear, accidentally married Morrissey in the Chapel O' Love.

JPEGMAFIA's latest full-length studio album, following his major breakout project, Veteran, is a step in a very interesting direction to say the least.

If there's one thing I appreciate about Hendricks' music up until this point, is just how unpredictable the man is while still keeping an engaging album experience. JPEGMAFIA is genuinely one of the most ... read more
PipePanic
94
Holy fuck.

This album is the forest, and i'm certain of it. Let's talk about that.

Because, if i'm being honest, I can't really put into words how well crafted, well produced, well made, well executed, well performed and well...genius this album truly is. Because lets be real here, you've heard all of that already. If you want just a basic run through what I think about this album: well, I think this is JPEGMAFIA's victory lap, especially with the way he goes about talking about his newfound ... read more
Mol
82
A rap shitpost come to life, complete with dissonant, bombastic, genre-bending production rivaling 1000 gecs, satirical autotune interpolations of pop songs, and unbridled, wild energy exuding from every track.

If there's one thing that's certain about this album, it's not boring. It may not be genius or refined but it's pretty damn interesting to listen to and Hendricks makes sure every track is memorable for some odd reason or another.
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Track List

  1. Jesus Forgive Me, I Am a Thot
  2. Kenan Vs. Kel
  3. Beta Male Strategies
  4. Jpegmafia Type Beat
  5. Grimy Waifu
  6. Ptsd
  7. Rap Grow Old & Die x No Child Left Behind
  8. All My Heroes Are Cornballs
  9. Bbw
  10. Prone!
  11. Lifes Hard, Here's a Song About Sorrel
  12. Thot Tactics
  13. Free the Frail (feat. Helena Deland)
  14. Post Verified Lifestyle
  15. BasicBitchTearGas
  16. Dots Freestyle Remix (feat. Buzzy Lee & Abdu Ali)
  17. Buttermilk Jesus Type Beat
  18. Papi I Missed U
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Added on: August 13, 2019