100 gecs are a group who I've had a rather love-hate attitude towards from what I've heard of their music.
I like the abrasive production style of it all, it all goes absolutely hard; my biggest flaw with their music for me was always the excessive autotune in their vocals. But after enjoying Doritos and Fritos, I was keen to give their album a try.
Does it live up to the hype / year long delay? Mostly, yes it does.
First of all, I wanna reimburse that the production is hella crazy! I love the chaotic nature of it all, especially in tracks like Hollywood Baby and Billy Knows Jamie (I think my headphones would actually rupture if I played that rather loudly).
The vocals I can actually tolerate most of time on here, as they're not as agonisingly autotuned as I was expecting them to be. They have this imbalance of singing in this atonal range when not autotuned that gives a comedic / deadpan attitude that I vibe with before shifting to some wacky autotune that adds extra spark.
There's a strong campy / humourous side to it all that's rather hit or miss for me. Tracks like Frog on the Floor and One Million Dollars have this comedic sense of appeal to them, but it can be rather jarring to my liking and wears thin.
I'll admit the track I Got My Tooth Removed gave me a few good laughs.
This album only lasts 26mins, and some can find that rather short-lived in terms of fun & enjoyment. But to me, it justifies that length. There's already a ton of energy packed into this record and it never wastes time getting straight into the chaos, and I respect that.
Even if I'm not the biggest 100 gecs fan, I'll admit that 10, 000 gecs is still a fun album to listen to and I would actually give it a few relistens over time.
|1||Dumbest Girl Alive / 72|
|2||757 / 66|
|3||Hollywood Baby / 80|
|4||Frog On The Floor / 59|
|5||Doritos & Fritos / 87|
|6||Billy Knows Jamie / 85|
|7||One Million Dollars / 70|
|8||The Most Wanted Person In The United States / 74|
|9||I Got My Tooth Removed / 62|
|10||mememe / 74|