Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2012 Ratings: #18 / 1118
Year End Rank: #17
User Score
2012 Rank: #4All Time: #139
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Drowned in Sound

It is a Death Grips record, simple as; a completely successful experiment in isolating artistry from external pressures to produce an artefact that will inform pioneers-to-come.

100
The Skinny

A blistering, feral and intense second album from a band who show no signs of selling out.

100
AllMusic

The Money Store is an important record that's also compelling, loaded with kinetic blows against the empire and fully stuffed with that attractive maverick spirit.

100
The Line of Best Fit

The Money Store is a tense and violently energising record which is relentlessly unforgiving – if anyone doesn’t get it then they’re left in the musical dark ages, such is its game-changing majesty.

100
No Ripcord

The Money Store might be the very definition of acquired taste, and will most likely alienate the vast majority who attempt to give it a spin, but it's undeniably an extraordinary record.

91
Pretty Much Amazing

These tracks work best when they invade your headspace, not your airspace. You want to get close to these tracks to admire the handiwork of producer Flatlander, who shines on The Money Store even more than he did on Death Grips excellent 2011 mixtape Exmilitary. It’s exquisite stuff, delivered with a sledgehammer.

90
Beats Per Minute

Despite the unwelcoming persona, repeated listens will uncover an embarrassment of spine-tingling details and hidden corners that any headphone enthusiast will revel in.

90
The 405

The Money Store thrusts countless adjectives towards the listener. It's eccentric, confrontational, disorientating. Crucially, however, it's fresh.

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

Death Grips have managed to situate themselves in a unique and peculiar territory in which they are both peerless and able to appeal to fans of almost everything.

90
Clash

‘The Money Store’ is a modern, breathing nightmare. It’s hyper real hip-hop made just in time for the end of the world.

87
Pitchfork

Sometimes this hands-off approach backfires, but Death Grips have actual designs to be left to, and The Money Store is a million-mph blur of ideas.

83
A.V. Club

The Money Store is simultaneously fun and torturous, just melodic enough to keep listeners on board even as its extremes border on cruel. 

81
Coke Machine Glow

The Money Store isn’t the kind of thing that rewards repeated listening, it rewards those listens the same way any disposable, temporary rush rewards the brain. It is nothing more—or less—than just a great, fun record.

80
SPIN

The Money Store, fits into modern hip-hop like a square peg on fire, a 40-minute straitjacket tantrum of vein-popping, slow-flow barks closer to Helmet's Page Hamilton than Harlem's Charles Hamilton.

80
The Irish Times

Once you get used to the fact that they’re fuming, you’ll thrill to the raw, fractured, incessant and apocalyptic barrage of noise as Death Grips prepare for the end of the world.

80
Q Magazine
The relentless macho intensity would be oppressive were Hill and Morin not having so much fun pillaging everything from punk to crunk.
80
Spectrum Culture

The Money Store is also carefully, meticulously composed, not the slapdash punk blast it appears to be. This makes the chaos at its center seem intimate and familiar, never merely foreign.

80
Mojo
From the second opener Get Got's frantic arpeggiations synths kick-in there's little let-up on a mind-mugging set so fresh even Delia Smith can't test its flavour.
80
Uncut
This, to paraphrase Burnett, just tore 2012 a new one.
75
Prefix

On Exmilitary, Death Grips played liked sonic terrorism, a group bending hip-hop to be as brusque and frightening as noise rock. On The Money Store, they play like an electronic group that happens to have a deranged rapper as its front man. The difference is subtle, but important.

70
musicOMH

Certainly it’s far from an easy listen, and only those familiar with their earlier catalogue will be able to pick it up right away.

70
Consequence of Sound

The trio’s very existence depends on toeing a line between maintaining rap’s brooding thuggish-ness without overpowering it with their dubstep-inspired aesthetic.

60
NME

It’s hard to glean any sense of intention, let alone manifesto, from the lyrics, and the manner in which it’s presented is, in the end, alienating.

40
The Guardian

Burnett's one-note anger may be fine for those who fetishise the punk-rock mode of expression, but the near-total lack of range in his vocal approach is a poor match for the careening thrill of the music, and wearyingly basic.

40
Sputnikmusic

Essentially, The Money Store is pseudo-intellectual music for non-hip hop fans. It attempts to present a curious combination of genre-bending ideas, yet falls into a very simple category of poorly executed shock rap.

TheRealEminem
0

What is this ooga booga caveman noises

Craigold
100

Reminds me of my wife. She was always smoking rock, and she was constantly sick with a fever... Might've been an STD, but I ain't stopping her prostitution game! She's mighty good at it.

KIDWITHGUNs
100

I was so ready to call this thing overrated... but the experimentation catches me off guard with every occasional listen.

It's a sentient piece of art that might steal all your shit if you look at it the wrong way.

Jackburger
95

Took me a few songs to get it, but once I caught the vibe, it carried me the rest of the way through

mistry
89

First introduction to Death Grips has me mentally unstable after finishing this.
Goes insanley hard

glonkerslatonk
13

Death grips when it realizes it has to sound like music

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Track List

1Get Got
2:51
95
2The Fever (Aye Aye)
3:06
93
3Lost Boys
3:06
88
4Blackjack
2:22
86
5Hustle Bones
3:12
93
6I've Seen Footage
3:22
95
7Double Helix
2:40
88
8System Blower
3:48
90
9The Cage
3:31
88
10Punk Weight
3:24
91
11Fuck That
2:24
81
12Bitch Please
2:56
89
13Hacker
4:35
96
Total Length: 41 minutes
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Added on: March 19, 2012