Didn't know what to expect from this but I am pleasantly surprised by this album, lots of cool sounds and I'm really happy to see Kim embrace more modern, rap inspired production because that was one of the last things I expected to hear on here
An album that I didn't really appreciate until I got further into FJM's music with I Love You, Honeybear. This is maybe FJM's most straightforward album with some amazing tracks. There are a few misses on here for me but you can see John figuring out what he wants to do with the FJM moniker on this album that separates FJM from J. Tillman. The lyrics are self aware as with any FJM release and the instrumentation is incredible. Nany From Now On remains in my top 5 FJM tracks to this day.
I'm glad 1999 and Blame It On Your Love ended up being the worst songs on here. February 2017 is great but feels unfinished. 2099 feels like an apology song for 1999. Other than those complaints, I really like the rest of this album. The production is great, Charli's lyrics are extremely personal and vulnerable. It was a good move to leave the solo songs for the album and just release the features as singles.
There's some interesting songs and concepts on here in the first half but overall a lot of these songs aren't worth listening to and I think it's pretty lazy that Ab-Soul repeats lines and concepts from previous songs of his. I'm so tired of the Aleister Crowley references that he throws on every other song at this point. DRUGS is amazing,