Death Of An Optimist

grandson - Death Of An Optimist
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 88 ratings
2020 Ratings: #935
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December 4, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic Records / Label
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Tristan
20
Ah, yes, Grandson has finally evolved into doing the exact same thing he has been doing for over 2 years but this time with more pop/mainstream influence and less soul.
I have been following Grandson for a pretty long time, but sadly he's never really impressed me. I had a lot of hope for this record, I held off listening to the singles (though I heard they were relatively alright). Grandson, or Jordan, has received relatively mixed reviews and ratings over the past 3 EPs (and what feels like a ... read more
Dombot
36
So here's the thing- I'd still consider myself a Grandson fan. Yes, I, Dominic, AOTY's resident Animal Collective stan and usual hater of anything related to Fueled By Ramen... likes Grandson still. Half of the reason I still like him is because in 2018, I got to see him live at Next Big Thing in Tampa back in 2018, and wow I was floored. The energy he brought was unparalleled, the band did a wonderful job, and every song was just absolutely fantastic. The dude is an amazing performer, and even ... read more
fucktobymaguire
20
guys guys its deep look at the cover and title and GUYS DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THE CONCEPT 😱😱😱 DEEPEST SINC TWNETY ONE PILOT BLUR FACE
Docky
20
Death Of An Optimist is exactly what the title suggests, an embrace of pessimism for all the edgelords in the world to worship and oh boy is it just as insufferable as it sounds, if not more so.

Although on the surface this is framed as a fight between his positive and negative side, the way it’s actually written makes it seem like the whole thing is closer to *well I “tried” to be positive but oh well we’re all gonna die and life is dogshit and fuck everything and ... read more
Muratka
82
This project, although it is doubtful that it is one-sided, but at the same time quite fun.
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Track List

  1. Death of an Optimist // Intro
  2. In Over My Head
  3. Identity
  4. Dirty
  5. I Don’t Feel Right
  6. Left Behind
  7. The Ballad of G and X // Interlude
  8. We Did It 
  9. WW3
  10. Riptide
  11. Pain Shopping
  12. Drop Dead
  13. Welcome to Paradise
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Added on: October 5, 2020