Some Rap Songs (studio album) by Earl Sweatshirt

Some Rap Songs
Some Rap Songs by Earl Sweatshirt
Year: 2018
Release date: 2018-11-30
Overall rank: 886th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 305 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 2018 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (131st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (886th)
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85/100
From 10/30/2020 02:08
Pretty genius and also a bit heartbreaking. He's hurting and he's baring his soul for us.
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From 06/18/2020 23:55
As an artistic statement its very admirable and a testament to Earl's ability to be chameleonic, however, it's mostly a disappointment for me (who loves Earl's work)because even though the thematic content is profound, I personally don't find the music on the LP to have much replay value.
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From 04/13/2020 17:05
I thought I would like this. But I found myself looking to see how much was left in the album, and it's not even a 25 minute album. The beats are really annoying on most of these songs because the sample loops every 2 seconds, Earl seems to be pretty off beat some of the time, and the features (the two that are on here) out do him. Overall, a pretty mixed bag. I did like a few songs here and there, but this was pretty hard for me to get through. I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside is definitely better.
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From 04/12/2020 16:17
No doubt much of the aversion to Earl on this site lies with a cadre of pearl-clutching rockists, unable to distinguish his sluggish cadence on a track like ‘Peanut’ from the non-lyric ramblings of a Gunna or a Lil Mosey (something old-head hip hop fans can be just as guilty of: https://www.instagram.com/p/B35nPCSAMFx/?utm_source=ig_emb). Make that mistake however, and midway through the song you’d miss the bitter melancholy of the lyrics: "Flashing through the pain, depression this is not a phase/Picking out his grave, couldn't help but feel out of place".

The grave in question belonged to Earl’s late father, whose voice on ‘Playing Possum’ flits between a juddering hypnagogic pop sample and an acceptance speech read aloud by Earl’s mother. MF DOOM is often cited as Earl’s key influence, but listening to this track and ‘Azucar’ reminds me of the urgent vitality in J Dilla’s final album. Like Dilla, by embracing forward-thinking production styles, Earl has perfected a sound that dares to be hopeful for its future whilst acknowledging the enormity of its past; a description fittingly apt for the man himself.
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From 03/02/2020 21:36
I have no idea what this is. This sounds like some tests, with a man speaking. I hear no rap flow, no red line that leads me through the song. No cool melody, no innovative beat. I cannot understand what some people here consider to be good at this album, even to be a Top 10 AOTY and how you can even enjoy listening to it.
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From 02/09/2019 19:01
This album just reeks depression, which is wonderfully crafted with the weird and distorted samples that often don't seem to work together and Earl's melancholic tone of voice.
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From 01/16/2019 08:58
Very good.

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From 01/07/2019 17:31
I don't believe this album is meant to be broken down track by track. This is because as good as each song is on its own, in the context of the album they are that much better. The album starts not unlike previous Earl music, maybe a little more methodical than normal, but nothing unheard of before. "Red Water" is, in my opinion, the song that sets the tone for the album. It is the first song that has this indescribable feeling around it that is unique to this album and is what, I think, ties it together. The songs don't really run into each other, some sound similar, most have a chopped up old timey sample but the certain obscure aesthetic is what ties them together. The only other song that gives a better sense of this overarching aesthetic is "Peanut". It is an incredible song that you makes you feel like you're feeling what Earl is feeling and that is a foreboding depression that is darker than dark. This only gets darker when you realize that everything before this song was recorded with the intention of using the album to make amends with his estranged father and the last two songs are recorded after his sudden passing and before he could hear it.

When you listen to an Earl album you expect the lyricism to be what carries it, he has been one of the best lyricists in music since he started, but the production value and the Earl's delivery relative to the music behind him is what sets the album apart from others. It's his ability to express himself with more than just the meaning of his words that makes this a great album.
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From 12/20/2018 20:54
Beautiful album. A must-listen.
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