AOTY 2018

Bottomless Pit

Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2016 Ratings: #70 / 758
User Score
Based on 650 ratings
2016 Ratings: #17
May 6, 2016 / Release Date
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Harvest, Third Worlds / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Pretty Much Amazing

Bottomless Pit’s bloodthirsty joyousness is infectious, refreshing, and exactly what you’d hope for from a new Death Grips release. It’s the culmination of everything they’ve been working towards since the beginning, and in absolutely no respect does it disappoint.

90
FasterLouder

Bottomless Pit is possessed, and songs like ‘Eh’ and ‘Three Bedrooms In A Bad Neighbourhood’ are as vital as anything the group has yet released.

90
The Needle Drop

Death Grips perfects the art of abrasive ear candy on their latest record.

81
Pitchfork

On their new album Bottomless Pit, they stitch together one of their most cohesive grotesques ever, renewing their focus on songcraft, rather than chicanery. It's sure to elicit a sigh of relief among fans who’ve grown jaded with the band’s work.

80
PopMatters

Bottomless Pit will clearly not be for all hip-hop or punk fans, but it is impossible to deny that this album, just like the rest of the duo’s catalog, is doing a much-needed service to both genres by experimenting with them in unimaginable ways.

80
DIY

The sound of a Death Grips record is unmistakable – powerful, aggressive and confrontational. Which leads us on to ‘Bottomless Pit’ – very much more of the same, while pushing their sound forward.

80
Spin

Bottomless Pit is a rowdy and hypnotic 40-minute suite of alienation and controlled anger. It’s Death Grips. F**k with them.

80
Exclaim!

Despite pairing their explosive and experimental tendencies with straightforward song structures for this latest descent into sonic despair, the record is hardly a rehash.

80
AllMusic

Everything sounds so precise, crisp, hard-hitting, and indomitable. For that exact reason, Bottomless Pit is an ideal effort for longtime fans and newcomers alike. Needless to say, whatever the type of listener, it won't be forgotten.

80
Rolling Stone

For all the different genres it consumes and spits back, it sounds like no other band on earth.

75
Consequence of Sound

Bottomless Pit is Death Grips 2.0, as promised.

50
Tiny Mix Tapes
Like watching a great beast eat itself, there is little in the way of elegance or grand design to this music, yet it remains throttling nonetheless, as relentlessly blunt as it is overwhelmingly meaningless.
BuffaloStaple
90
'I'M ALL UP IN MY GLORY HOLE S-O NO NO NO'
'3, 4 FUCK YOU BABY, DISJOINTED HOUDINI BABY'
'SPIKESPIKESPIKESPIKES'
'BLO-BLO-BLO-BLO-BLO'

all contenders for hook of the year
Aoaystheory
94
If you listen to this album, or any other DG album, and you ask yourself: "Why the hell does anyone like this crap?" The last thing you should do following that thought, is to post a rating, or tell people you think DG sucks because sadly, you just don't understand it yet. This album is so far, the best thing released this year. DG for life.
Pitchkrof
98
i loved The Money Store.
i loved Niggas on the Moon.
i loved Jenny Death.
why wouldn't i love this?
exception
84
so a year after jenny death, the newest death grips album is released after months of anticipation. it might be their most psychotic and abrasive release yet, with heavy synths and drums, and some of steffan burnett's most cohesive and all around interesting lyrics. each song is pretty brief, in fact the longest is only 3:12, which is a huge change from the 6 minute songs that were scattered around jenny death.
what truly shines on bp is the production. there are some very hard, industrial ... read more
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Track List

  1. Giving Bad People Good ideas
  2. Hot Head
  3. Spikes
  4. Warping
  5. Eh
  6. Bubbles Buried in the Jungle
  7. Trash
  8. Houdini
  9. BB Poison
  10. Three Bedrooms in a Good Neighborhood
  11. Ring a Bell
  12. 8080808
  13. Bottomless Pit
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Added on: April 19, 2016