Ego Death

The Internet - Ego Death
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2015 Ratings: #192 / 916
User Score
Based on 282 ratings
2015 Ratings: #185
Liked by 9 people
June 30, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Odd Future / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

One of the best noncommercial R&B albums of 2015, Ego Death is perfectly timed, in sync with -- and distinct from -- other standout releases connected to the thriving L.A. community.

80
Exclaim!

The beauty of Ego Death is in how it evokes the past without plagiarizing it.

80
HipHopDX

Each passing song drills deeper and deeper into the listener's’ soul.  It’s moody without being negative, gloomy and somber without being anywhere close to depressing.

80
PopMatters

Ego Death and The Internet require a little bit of patience, but if you are willing to give it a full go, it will reward you with one of the most interesting albums in recent memory.

80
The Guardian
There’s wit and honesty behind her observations of courting and heartbreak, making her pinhole focus on love more about nuance than navel-gazing. It’s just as well the band stayed together.
75
Consequence of Sound
With LGBT culture as mainstream as it’s ever been and The Internet fresh off their best album, the group seems poised for bigger and better things in the not too distant future.
74
Pitchfork

The Internet’s songs have always felt like scenes of salaciousness happening just out of earshot. Ego Death finally pulls us into the maelstrom.

70
Rolling Stone

Over 12 warm, spacey tracks, Syd reappropriates the satin romanticism of classic Seventies soul for 21st-century girls who want to be with girls.

br94
78
Ego Death is a solid record, full of moody grooves and harmonic vocals, packed up with some great collaborations (namely Janelle Monae, Vic Mensa and Kaytranada). The problem is that as a whole it does not work that much, as it follows pretty much the same recipe on almost every song. Most of the individual songs are fine nevertheless.
proudlydevon
68
FAV TRACKS: Get Away, Just Sayin/I Tried, Girl, Special Affair, Penthouse Clouds, Palace/Curse
LEAST FAV: For The World

The Internet delivers a smooth sailing, atmospheric experience with this album, Ego Death. Ego Death is a decent album with some great instrumentation and some great performances from the lead singer, Syd. I've personally grown up with neo-soul played around me constantly so I absolutely loved those aspects of this album. This album also has some really hard hitting songs ... read more
El_Bark
70
some tracks i wished had more to them, they were pretty good overall, but some songs were just too chill, too laxed, i would've loved more tracks like Girl & Curse
Cman99
80
To me, The Internet is definitely the most underrated thing to come out of the Odd Future collective. Really enjoyed revisiting this.
BuffaloStaple
77
One of those albums that I like more and more each time I revisit it.
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Track List

  1. Get Away
  2. Gabby (feat. Janelle Monáe)
  3. Under Control
  4. Go with It (feat. Vic Mensa)
  5. Just Sayin/I Tried
  6. For the World (feat. James Fauntleroy)
  7. Girl (feat. KAYTRANADA)
  8. Special Affair
  9. Somthing's Missing
  10. Partners in Crime Part Three
  11. Penthouse Cloud
  12. Palace/Curse (feat. Steve Lacy & Tyler, The Creator)
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Added on: June 2, 2015