Hiding Places (studio album) by Billy Woods & Kenny Segal
Go to store
Billy Woods & Kenny Segal bestography
Hiding Places is ranked as the best album by Billy Woods & Kenny Segal.
Listen to Hiding Places on YouTube
Hiding Places track list
Hiding Places rankings
Latest 20 charts that this album appears in:
You can include this album in your own chart from the My Charts page!
Hiding Places collection
Showing all 8 members who have this album in their collection
Hiding Places ratings
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.
Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 92 ratings for this album.
|Rating||Date updated||Member||Album ratings||Avg. album rating|
Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)
This album is rated in the top 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.2/100, a mean average of 74.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.
Hiding Places favourites
Showing all 5 members who have added this album as a favourite
Hiding Places comments
Showing all 5 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)
I don't wanna go see Nas with an orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
On 'Hiding Places', beats flow at a treacle pace at odds with everything else in hip hop in 2019. As the refrain of opening track 'Spongebob' alludes, the whole recording is being conducted under water, as over beds of murky, filtered guitars and sparse drums, Woods rhyme about struggling to maintain a foothold on life. His words conjure settings of desperation and squalor; we hear a recording of an automated message detailing a bank balance of $10, there's a tongue in cheek line about how Woods' family can no longer afford for him to be the lone bread earner. The downtempo beats allow Woods to really drag out each syllable bringing real clarity to each word, aided again by the sparse beats which at some points are so bare it's almost acapella.
As pointed out elsewhere; there does appear some sort of spiritual kinship with Earl Sweatshirt's 'Some Rap Songs' in the sense that both albums have this lonely, beat-up, deflated atmosphere where the protagonist is all defensive one-liners and anxious self-deprication.
The album's success at remaining engaging within the confines of it's abrasive, challenging production style is testament to Woods' abilities as a storyteller which, even in an environment as dark as this, point towards a light at the end of the tunnel.
Really passionate rapping
This comment is beneath your viewing threshold.
Last year, Billy Woods released with Elucid, Armand Hammer's 4th album: "Paraffin". This album was a hip-hop masterpiece, which was arguably one of the best rap albums of 2018. This year Billy Woods is back with a new solo album: "Hiding Places". On this album, Woods partners with producer Kenny Segal of Los Angeles. The horrifying synths and heavy rhythms of Segal create a perfect background for Woods' angry flow. The main subject of the album is lack of money and capitalism. Billy Woods can really be considered a legend of underground rap. His discography is a collection of extraordinary albums about dehumanization, money, society ... Woods is really one of my favorite rappers of the decade and even of all time.
Best track: "Houthi"
Your feedback for Hiding Places
A lot of hard work happens in the background to keep BEA running, and it's especially difficult to do this when we can't pay our hosting fees :(
We work very hard to ensure our site is as fast (and FREE!) as possible, and we respect your privacy.