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2012 Ratings: #13
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The Needle Drop
With improved production, more original material, more instrumentation, and some intense performances, the new BADBADNOTGOOD album ups the previous LP in every way.
Formally a jazz trio on paper — but often strange, forever imaginative, and ultimately revolutionary hip-hop and electronic beatmakers at heart, it’s safe to say that BADBADNOTGOOD is unstoppable at this point.
The 405

Obviously jazz covers are in vogue at the moment ... but no one in jazz at the moment can compare the exciting sounds this Canadian trio produce. Even if you are not a fan of jazz I strongly suggest you give this album a try, it may just change your mind about jazz in general.

This and You're Dead!, and To Pimp A Butterfly is jazz fusion at it's peak. BADBADNOTGOOD out here putting Canadian jazz on the map. Quit sleeping! If you want an album that effectively fuses jazz with hip hop and a little bit of electronic music, then this is an essential one for you
BADBADNOTGOOD puts out probably the most captivating jazz fusion album ever.
this album completely changed my tune because i used to hate instrumentals, this has so much replayability and i cant go a month without hearing it again
The Earl and Kanye covers make this whole album for me. No jazz fusion album has captivated me like this since You're Dead!
As someone who has been a fan of BBNG for five years now, first being introduced to the act when they released III, it's a criminal shame that it's taken this long for me to delve into BBNG2. Having now given it the proper time and energy, I can only go on to praise the record for its versatility and its intricacies.

BBNG are a jazz fusion act, and have been easily my favorite modern jazz outfit for years now. The genre of jazz has been sorely underrepresented over the last few decades, but ... read more
Earl (Feat. Leland Whitty) - 4/5
Vices - 5/5 ❤
Rotten Decay - 4/5
Limit To Your Love - 5/5 ❤
Bastard / Lemonade - 3/5
CHSTR - 4/5
UWM (Feat. Leland Whitty) - 5/5 ❤
DMZ - 4/5
CMYK - 4/5
Flashing Lights - 5/5 ❤
You Made Me Realise (Feat. Luan Phung) - 4/5
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Added on: December 17, 2012