Death Grips - Exmilitary
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Based on 777 ratings
2011 Ratings: #8
April 26, 2011 / Release Date
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Loud, raw, ugly, and unhinged! 8 years later and Exmilitary still manages to pack as great of a punch as it always has

Personally I always gravitated towards DG’s later works but this project upon many revisits stands out as much more than just a stepping stone for the band as they developed their sound into The Money Store. Exmilitary is a simple but impactful drug trip that mashes together rock, electronic, and hip hop into a 48 minute cinematic experience.

The album is again, ugly. ... read more
This is so fucking raw and rough that the DIY/lo-fi lover in me can't help but adore this. The fact Death Grips busted out the gates with such a quality release is utterly astounding.
It just dawned on me that I've never actually heard this album before. Death Grips are like my favourite band but I've never bothered to give this album a proper listen until just now, and yeah I thought it was a ton of fun! Definitely one of their most abrasive and sporadic albums, but it was the use of samples all over this thing that I found to be really remarkable, and of course Ride's electrifying vocal performances and lyrics kept things exciting as usual. For sure a really impressive ... read more
I'm so dumb for waiting so long to finally get to this one. This is so amazing! It's SO catchy. It's just as raw and lofi as I was hoping but I am floored by just how infectious and instantaneous this thing is. Man.

That's 5 Death Grips projects in my top 100 for the decade.
I'm in the minority, but I think that Exmilitary is actually more enjoyable than the Money Store. There is no denying the Money Store is a much more polished, perfected and more solid work than Exmilitary, but Exmilitary has so many iconic tracks that have so much replay value. Exmilitary is a wild, loud and great masterpiece.

BEST TRACKS: Beware, Gullotine (It Goes Yah), Lord of the Game, Takyon (Death Yon)

WORST TRACKS: Known for It
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Track List

  1. Beware 
  2. Guillotine (It Goes Yah) 
  3. Spread Eagle Cross the Block 
  4. Lord of the Game (ft. Mexican Girl) 
  5. Takyon (Death Yon) 
  6. Cut Throat (Instrumental) 
  7. Klink 
  8. Culture Shock 
  9. 5D
  10. Thru the Walls
  11. Known for It
  12. I Want It I Need It (Death Heated) 
  13. Blood Creepin
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