AOTY 2020

Try Again

Ovrkast. - Try Again
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2020 Ratings: #333
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Who actually reads my reviews anyway? I haven't been doing too well recently. Changes in medication, feelings of loneliness and pain, missing the easier days... ah well, what can you do? In these times, I often turn to music for solace... for some kind of release. Albums like this are why. This is a gorgeous album that had me feeling emotional at multiple points. Abstract, sLums-esque hip-hop is one of my favorite sounds to listen to when I'm feeling low. The sound just seems to compliment my ... read more
Should of checked this album earlier because it is a very good abstarct hip hop (sLUms) record which has some great production, nice variety and some strong lyrics and for his debut, ovrkast. is showcasing why he should be a highlight of the sLUms movement.

Track Review

Try Again 7.5/10
2 Minute Bars 8/10
Face 8/10
AllPraise 8/10
Interlude 7.5/10
Church 7.5/10
Casualty 8/10
Uck 7.5/10
Outro (Its Time) 8.5/10

Average: 7.8/10
A very obscure and eerie experience in this abstract rap record, this is my first time hearing this artist, i heard he worked with Earl on producing his latest EP Feet Of Clay, so i expected this to sound dark and melancholic, i really end up getting Earl vibes on this project, but this sounding cleaner than Earl.

This has small and quick cuts that quickly transition between themselves, it's probably easier to get into this than Earl or RAP Ferreira, since this doesnt push the edge to much, ... read more
OVRKAST. EDITION: new yorks underground: part #7

Ovrkast. has built quite the catalog of EPs before finally coming though with his debut album. However being advertised and portrayed as a debut album, it still feels like an EP. With its incredibly brief length of 18 mins, Ovrkast’s unique lo-fi and minimalist sound he’s built up is extremely satisfactory. Unlike Navy Blue, who seems conflicted in the sort of direction he wants to go, Ovrkast knows what he wants to do, and he pulls ... read more
This is definitely the better of the 2020 rap projects I've listened to that have Lo-fi beats and relaxed delivery. Lo-fi beats in general can sometimes get boring and sound quite similar to each other but the beats on this project are actually quite creative and unique. I like how this project can be chill whilst not having too elementary of lyrics and stay interesting. Elementary lyrics aren't always a bad thing, but having good lyrics added value to these songs for sure. The length of the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Try Again
  2. 2 Minute Bars (feat. Mavi)
  3. Face (feat. Navy Blue)
  4. AllPraise
  5. Interlude
  6. Church (feat. Demahjiae)
  7. Casualty
  8. Uck (feat. Pink Siifu)
  9. Outro (Its Time)
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Added on: January 1, 2020