AOTY 2018

Jenny Death

Death Grips - Jenny Death
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2015 Ratings: #125 / 770
User Score
Based on 244 ratings
2015 Ratings: #20
March 19, 2015 / Release Date
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Third Worlds / Label
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Pretty Much Amazing

Another step forward for Death Grips, a group that seems to have walked over the horizon and out of sight albums ago.


On these ten tracks, they’ve harnessed the unbridled energy of Government Plates into their most fully formed songs since Money, which helps justify their bluster.


With ‘Jenny Death’, they’ve made their most accessible album to date.

Consequence of Sound

It lunges at you instead of inviting you to find the thrills in its detritus. It’s their most punk album, both musically and in function.

Tiny Mix Tapes

The beauty of Jenny Death, and of the Death Grips story itself, is that it testifies to the fundamental tension between the private and public functions of art. 

I did decide to review the two halves of 'The Powers That B' on their own, but that's just how I feel it should be done when both halves are so different in content, structure, etc. With the latter half of the double album, I do think it is the weaker of the two, but this is enjoyable in it's own aspects. This is much louder and in your face than 'Niggas on the Moon', but there is really nothing wrong with that. This albums sound has a rough aesthetic, with the instrumentation and production ... read more
In my opinion their most overrated effort. They teased us and teased us, faking a break up and various tour cancelations later, they finally release what was supposed to drop month prior to when it inevitably did. Jenny Death was the catalyst to the toxicity you find in Death Grips forums and with conspiracy after conspiracy, rumor after rumor, we final have what was said to be their magnum opus. All I heard was Death Grips forcing a sound out from their underbelly and instead producing ... read more
The only time I've ever heard Ride say he cares about his life. I feel like this album is the transitional disc for some weird narrative about the band. The whole 'Powers that B' album builds up, explodes, and ultimately comes down into On GP, which shows Death Grips at their most vulnerable. Then Death Grips 2.0 comes in and it seems they made their choice. Feels very cinematic.

Favorite Tracks: On GP, Inanimate Sensation, The Powers that B, Pss Pss, Centuries of Damn
Now that I really think about it, this is probably the DG album I enjoy the least. The way the live percussion and rough recording contrasts with the blaring synths and MC Ride's vocals doesn't always work for me on this album, tracks like Why a Bitch Gotta Lie and Beyond Alive would be examples of this. Still though, this is an electrifying and highly enjoyable listen that does feature 2 of my favourite Death Grips songs in The Powers That B and Inanimate Sensation. Even though I enjoy the ... read more
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/NME (First Half)

Track List

  1. I Break Mirrors With My Face in the United States
  2. Inanimate Sensation
  3. Turned Off
  4. Why a Bitch Gotta Lie
  5. Pss Pss
  6. The Powers That B
  7. Beyond Alive
  8. Centuries of Damn
  9. On GP
  10. Death Grips 2.0  
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Added on: March 19, 2015