AOTY 2019

Los Angeles

Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2008 Ratings: #8 / 742
Year End Rank: #40
User Score
Based on 242 ratings
2008 Ratings: #14
June 10, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warp / Label
Wonky, IDM, Electronic / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Pitchfork

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.

Plats
89
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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AidenLenhart
100
OK, picture this:

Imagine it's an autumn night. You're getting out of eating some soup or whatever form Panera Bread with your lover, heading to your car, and driving home to fall asleep watching Aqua Teen together. On the way there, you see and hear everything from a crazy homeless guy on the street half rambling his religious detours to nowhere, half rap battling with a street light (Gonjasufi on "Testament"), to your partner gently and quietly singing sweet nothings in your ear ... read more
KingKRoolisBack
92
Definitely his most underrated project.
MothaOfMotha12
76
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ACreativeName
80
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.
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MISC LISTS

#14/Pitchfork (IDM)

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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