AOTY 2018
Claytastic
Claytastic

Recent Reviews

Dec 15, 2018
100
Paul’s Boutique is one of the best and most influential hip hop albums of all time. It not only created multiple different rap sub genres (rock rap, funk rap) but it also created a convention of the sound of the entire genre of rap. Madvillainy, Piñata, Donuts, Endtroducing, The College Dropout, Atrocity Exhibition, Exmilitary, Some Rap Songs. Without Paul’s Boutique, none of these records would exist, and if they did, they’d be very different. It was so wildly ahead of ... read more
Dec 15, 2018
87
We owe so much to the Beastie Boys, from their sampling production to their upfront rapping style. And a lot of that can be traced back to Licensed To Ill. There are so many classic instrumentals and hooks on here that are embedded in hip hop history, but none of it sounds dated. Beastie Boys were punk rap before punk rap was a thing, or even sub genres of rap were a thing. Who would’ve thought a bunch of white guys would be one of the most influential rap groups in history?

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Dec 14, 2018
71
The Black Panther “soundtrack” (seeing as how only 3 of the 14 tracks made the cut for the film) is a fun cluster of singles from various artists that can feel like just that at plenty of times. A cluster. Most of the songs aren't fully realized, despite having some great guests. It feels like quite a few of these were leftovers from the artists in question’s previous projects, even regarding Kendrick’s spots. As a whole, the project is still an enjoyable listen with ... read more
Dec 8, 2018
63
Evil Genius is a pretty long-winded trap project that can often reveal why Gucci works with so many features on his artists. That said, there are plenty of great bangers on here to also prove his competence as a trapper. I do wish he had trimmed a bit more of the fat, though.

Best Tracks: Just Like It, Lose Ya’ll Mind, Wake Up in the Sky (standout), Solitare, Mad Russian, Kept Back

Worst Track: Cold Shoulder
Dec 7, 2018
61
I wasn’t the hugest fan of Tabby’s mixtape last year, White Trash, but I appreciated what he was trying to do. Peachfuzz doesn’t feel like much of a step forward for me, more like a light tread out of that comfort zone. I liked the idea of two voices coming together as if it were a duo album, but the concept definitely needed to be expanded upon more. There were great bars to split the two’s personalities, but sonically speaking I would’ve preferred just an Orange ... read more
Dec 1, 2018
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Rating Distribution
90-99
 
50

80-89
 
45

70-79
 
31

60-69
 
25

50-59
 
28

40-49
 
21

30-39
 
10

20-29
 
10

10-19
 
12

0-9
 
10


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