Inner World

Dalai Lama - Inner World
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 101 ratings
2020 Ratings: #879
Liked by 2 people
July 6, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
- / Label
New Age, Spoken Word / Genres
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An album that is overflowing with compassion and human kindness.
The Independent
As an album to meditate or relax to, this is adequate, but there is little to distinguish the shapeless instrumentation from any you’d find in a luxury spa.
Hmmm, it seems to me that people might actually really like this.....allow me to ruin that as I now explain why I believe this to be one of the worst albums of the year.

First off this has no religious or cultural significance to me, I'm approaching this through the gaze of an idiot American. So take that in context when I say I don't care, I just don't care about the Dalai Lama. This album does not present me with anything to care about or connect to.

I walked into this with the the idea ... read more
Dalai Lama can spit bars for days. I think my favourite line on the album would be:

"My dreams only work when I start training my dragon
It seems my coldly way of words is how I retain my right to braggin', wonder what would happen
If you'd prefer to be burdened by my words and other dirty slurs and flirty verdicts, would you still return?"

You can tell he takes so much influence from rappers like Andre 3000, MF DOOM and Eminem. It drives me crazy that people don't take him ... read more
This is like if Kanye ran for preside- oh.
Dalai Llama might be my favourite in the trap game rn. Being asian really handicapped his success down here in the USA but he's got some bars. That Lil Uzi Vert feature sounded like and eternal atake throwaway. Although some features are questionable like Playboi Carti ad-libbing in the background, Lil Lama strolls through the record with relative ease. Metro Boomin's production at the end is excellent too.

Don't forget the posse cut "Anthony" ft. Clippng, Charli Xcx and Death Grips
It's a pretty relaxing album yeah fair enough

I wish I had more to say about it but it is just...nice. The instrumentation is breezy and calming and the Dalai Lama speaks in a very soft and welcome tone throughout. I don't think I'll find myself coming back to it really as there are a lot of projects and musical pieces which accomplish this same thing a lot better, but for what it is I enjoyed it.
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Track List

  1. One of My Favorite Prayers
  2. The Buddha
  3. Compassion
  4. Courage
  5. Ama La (feat. Anoushka Shankar)
  6. Healing
  7. Wisdom
  8. Purification
  9. Protection
  10. Children
  11. Humanity
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Added on: July 6, 2020