Trey I swear I think it's good it's just not amazing please don't kill me
Hoo boy, I feel bad about this one. There are some INSANELY high highs on this record, from Sumney's beautiful writing and vocal range to the almost heavenly instrumentals, plus Cut Me and Polly being two of my favorite songs of this year. But... why is this being so highly acclaimed? Maybe I'm just not a neo-soul type of dude, but there are some BORING ass songs on here, and others just aren't as good as they should be. Grӕ is an album that takes a lot of risks, and while a few can work (and work really well at that), the rest feels extremely lackluster, and I think it could've benefited from a few track cuts (In Bloom, Conveyor, and Bystanders come to mind). Do I like this album? Yes, absolutely! Was it very overhyped?... yes, absolutely.