Exmilitary (studio album) by Death Grips

Exmilitary
Exmilitary by Death Grips
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-04-25
Overall rank: 792nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 419 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2011 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (114th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (792nd)

Death Grips bestography

Exmilitary is ranked 2nd best out of 14 albums by Death Grips on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Death Grips is The Money Store which is ranked number 220 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,870.

Death Grips album bestography « Higher ranked (220th) This album (792nd) Lower ranked (1,143rd) »
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 419 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.3/100, a mean average of 79.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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90/100
From 05/21/2021 19:02
Easily one of the best albums of the 2010s and my favorite Death Grips album.
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85/100
From 06/26/2020 18:42
Exmilitary is slower paced than subsequent Death Grips releases but maintains their viscerality (is that a word?). They were pretty far ahead of the curve.
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95/100
From 06/03/2020 10:02
Fav. Tracks: Guillotine, Known For It.
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From 01/24/2020 18:55
The best death grips project. Amazing use of samples and raw and unruly vocals and song topics. Also, the albums flow from track to track is immaculate and crafts a journey for the listener with non-stop excitement from track to track.
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From 05/08/2019 19:49
Death Grips did something interesting with hip-hop that still holds up, maybe even more than it did when it first came out.
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70/100
From 03/18/2019 17:02
A solid debut that gives an idea of where Death Grips would be headed with their artistic style. The album has some of the idiosyncrasies that have become essential to the Death Grips culture but it's also a product of its time. As anyone who has ever listened to them would tell you, Death Grips loves samples. Over time, they have become legendary samplers but it is evident on this project that they weren't always the masters that they are now. I say this because I feel that they become too reliant on what they are sampling at points on the album, most notably on "I Want It I Need It". However, ironically, "Spread Eagle Cross the Block" is my favorite song on the album, one, because I've always loved "Rumble" and, two, because I saw it as a combination of an homage to the movement the song started and as a statement from them saying that they're starting something new. The lyrical content is as convoluted and morbid as we've come to expect but it seems much more crisp on later projects. As a whole, the creativity is there but it is clear that experience is a crucial motivator of Death Grips' success.
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70/100
From 09/03/2018 07:42
The great things about The Money Store are clearly not yet on this album. Like most mixtapes it relies too much on the samples, which are songs with a normal time signature, which forces MC Ride to rap in a normal rhythm too. Except for “Guillotine” of course, but the production is so thin there. But all in all, this mixtape gives a great introduction to Death Grips, and you could hear from this point that they were going places.
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From 09/03/2018 04:36
Ex-miltary is about equal parts terrible and great with songs like "Lord of the game" making it memorable.
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From 11/18/2017 13:29
Influential and brash, noisy without being off-putting, but the constant aggression throughout "Exmilitary" isn't pointless - just look at the well thought-out lyrics to "Klink". Anyway, I really enjoyed this record/mixtape and it's clear that Death Grips are some sort of pioneers in the genres that they work with.
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85/100
From 09/14/2017 04:05
Went back to listen to this after being introduced to The Money Store. Great debut. A little dull in the middle area, but ends with two bangers.

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