Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2008 Ratings: #28 / 757
Year End Rank: #30
User Score
Based on 313 ratings
2008 Ratings: #14
Liked by 8 people
June 10, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warp / Label
Wonky, IDM, Electronic / Genres
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Hip-hop's earliest records often relied on faded, scratchy source material run through entry-level equipment. Even as technology advanced, the grain and the gristle stuck around-- sometimes out of necessity, sometimes as an extra ingredient. Over time, those aged, decaying sounds burrowed their way underground to crop up in pockets of IDM, dubstep, and indie hip-hop, resulting in music, built around texture more than bass or treble, that often sounded ragge

d at birth.

While it's not my absolute favorite record of his, "Los Angeles" is still an outstanding collection of electronic/instrumental hip hop tracks. Each one is so meticulously-produced and so well thought out that it ends up having the same amount of replay value as anything else Flying Lotus has worked on.

Fav Tracks: Testament, Breathe . Something/Stellar STar, Camel, Parisian Goldfish, Comet Course, Golden Diva, RobertaFlack, Beginners Falafel, Auntie's Lock/Infinitum, GNG BNG

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an excellent record, one that is absolutely perfect for late night listens. however I am unable to forgive it for pioneering lo-fi hip-hop beats.
Los Angeles is a really good and interesting instrumental record. I think most people (myself included) don't really care about instrumental music; it's good to have on in the background if you're studying or doing pretty much anything else, but you wouldn't choose it over another album. Flying Lotus manages to make a great electronic instrumental album that I can say is definitely worth listening to. It's not the best thing out there, and it's certainly not my favourite instrumental work, but ... read more
Although i greater prefer over, Flying Lotus record, it is safe to say Los Angeles was a big improvement from his debut. Consisting of mainly instrumentals to create a futuristic and psychedelic soundscape and truly getting the fusion of wonky and IDM into his own style that he set not only a great foundation but one which had room to grow as seen on his next few projects especially You're Dead with the incorporation of Jazz and Cosmogramma involving more Glitch Hop elements

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My favorite FlyLo album at the moment
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Track List

  1. Brainfeeder
  2. Breathe . Something/Stellar STar
  3. Beginners Falafel
  4. Camel
  5. Melt!
  6. Comet Course
  7. Orbit 405
  8. Golden Diva
  9. Riot
  10. GNG BNG
  11. Parisian Goldfish
  12. Sleepy Dinosaur
  13. RobertaFlack (feat. Dolly)
  14. SexSlaveShip
  15. Auntie's Harp
  16. Testament (feat. Gonja Sufi)
  17. Auntie's Lock/Infinitum (feat. Laura Darlington)
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