100 gecs - 1000 gecs and the Tree of Clues
Jul 10, 2020
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๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ป’๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—œ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐—œ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜… :( ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€:
«Stupid sheep, I just fell out of the Jeep»
«Stupid goat, I just fell out of the boat»
«Stupid bird, I just fell off of the Bird»
«Stupid dog, I just fell off of my hog»
Absolute Lyrical Miracle

100 gecs is one of the most polarizing duos of the last few years. On one hand you have Hip Hop heads saying their 1000 gecs one of the worst if not the worst album they've ever heard, and on the other hand you have a cult following that love their take on Pop, Electronic, and Bubblegum Bass music, with elements of Dubstep, Emo pop, Deconstructed Club, Noise and more. I personally land on the latter. 1000 gecs is one of my favorite albums of all time, and is one of my 10/10's. The production is top tier, the melodies are memorable and catchy as fuck, and with all of that jampacked into a short 23 minute album, this thing is replayable to death. The songs range from Pop rap with Money Machine, to Ska influenced stuff like Stupid Horse, and to whatever the fuck xXXI_wud_nvrstøp_ÜXXx. Everything about that album is perfect. And after 100 gecs announced that they're releasing an album full of remixes of all the songs on 1000 gecs, you know I was on the tip of my toes, waiting patiently to listen to it.

A couple of singles were released before the album drop, and I don't I wasn't really feeling them... at the time. I felt like the A.G. Cook remix of Money Machine was really forgettable. The Injury Reserve (RIP GROGGS) remix of 745 sticky I just used to find that it was really annoying, and the Gec 2 U remix featuring Dorian Electra felt it was just s glorified cover with some musical tweaks here and there. And after hearing these singles, I was slightly worried not gonna lie. I knew this album was going to good or great to some extent, but the singles just weren't showing the possibility. The only single I enjoyed was the Ringtone remix with Charli XCX, Kero Kero Bonito, and Rico Nasty of all people. The hook handled by Charli is great, and Sarah and Rico's contributions are amazing as well.

Now, I don't know if this is just the hype factor, but after listening to this album a couple of times, I can safely say that this is an amazing listen, and is toe to toe with its predecessor, 1000 gecs, but I prefer 1000 gecs.

The album opens in a surreal and magical way with AG Cook's remix of Money Machine, and I instantly fell in love with it. If feels like a more psychedelic and space-y than the original, which is just a straight up banger track. I love both the ethereal and noisey parts of the song, but I definitely prefer the first one. God, the production and just the track in general are phenomenal. Injury Reserve's Remix of 745 sticky is... interesting, but grows on you really. The beat sounds goofy, the members aren't at their best capability, and they don't sound that serious, but I got used to that tongue and cheek feeling of the song, and now it's a really fun banger.

The next I was sort of concerned by... Fall Out Boy? On a 100 gecs album? That isn't really an everyday sight innit? But they pulled it off. I'm not a fan of Fall Out Boy at all, I don't give a flat fuck about their early albums, and the songs off M A N I A that I've heard are straight dookie, but I love their rendition of the song. They turned the track we all love into a really tight pop punk song. And while it's Pop punk, it still has those electronic and bubblegum bass flairs probably added by Dylan, this is just awesome. Stop hating on the Stupid Horse remix by GFOTY,, it hurting my feeling :(((( While there aren't many changes made to the original song, and GFOTY's vocals might be a little irritating, I love the shit out of this song. The lyric, though a little cringy at first, are kind of funny ngl, i dont know what else to say about this song, it's just really really great. Hannah Diamond and Tommy Cash's remix xXXI_wud_nvrstøp_UXXx might just be my favorite song on here. I absolutely love Hannah Diamond's work on the chorus, and Tommy Cash's contribution, though I wouldn't have a problem not having, is enjoyable but nothing really impressive. But this really light be better than the original, but both are fucking phenomenal. Black Dresses' remix of 745 sticky is a really noisy cut on the album, and honestly, this remix is better than anything found on Peaceful as Hell LOL. Lil west and Tony Velour's remix was really weird, but I fucking love it. They were able to turn whatever gecgecgec into a full on rap song, and sampled the repetition of gec in the beat. It's a really weird concept, but somehow i like it. Both rappers do a pretty good job, and we get a sort of acoustic version of the outro, and it's fucking awesome. NOTHANKYOU's remix of Hand Crushed by a Mallet is a pretty epic cut in the tracklist. It's one of the more experimental cuts on the album, being the only Noise Rock track on the album, and it's so awesome. The guitars are loud and harrowing. The volume is piercing, and just the whole track is a distorted mess, and i can't get enough of it.

Other than remixes we also have a Couple of new songs, called "Came to my Show" and "Toothless", the latter being very much better. While I like the sentiment of Cam to my Show and that it feels endearing, but its sound is extremely annoying. The piano, the vocals, the theme... everything about it feels childish about, and I know this was on purpose considering what the song is about, it still doesn't make it any better. Toothless is much better in my opinion because it feels more like 100 gecs and less like a Youtube Parody produced by Dylan Brady. But it still isn't one of the better songs on here, and feels really forgettable. There's definitely an amazing in this, and while i still love it the way it is, in short, it could've been much better.

But overall, 1000 gecs and The Tree of Clues is a really, fun, great, and has quite a cool concept. It isn't near as good as the masterpiece that made these remixes possible, but still is an extremely enjoyable project, and one of the best the year has to offer

Favorites: Money Machine (A.G. Cook), Ringtone (Charli XCX, KKB, Rico Nasty), Hand Crushed by a Mallet (Both), Stupid Horse (GFOTY), xXXI_wud_nvrstøp_ÜXXx (Hannah Diamond, Tommy Cash), 745 sticky (Black Dresses), gecgecgec (Lil West, Tony Velour), Gec 2 u (Dorian Electra).

Least Favorites: xXXX_wud_nvrstøp_ÜXXx (99jakes), Came to my Show, Small Pipe
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Jul 10, 2020
Fucking phenomenally written review!
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