The Heist (studio album) by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
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The Heist is ranked as the best album by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
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Macklemore has his moments on this. But he also lets his corniness show, and that can't make up for the terrible production from Ryan Lewis
This album is a rollercoaster, you hear Thin line, Neon Cathedral, even Can't hold us, and it makes you thing it will be a 5 stars album and then suddenly songs like Same love, white walls or Gold make you want to play pause and never hear of this album ever again.
Yes of course Macklemore became very popular and commercial, but the true is that this album put Macklemore in the spotlight for a good reason. We all know the fun, catchy, entertaining singles, but actually there are some impressively good songs that make this a good album (not great). These songs sound way more authentic and personal, but they tend to get lost between other plane overproduced songs.
Fav Songs: Thin Line, starting Over, Neon Cathedral, Wings
Low Points: Same Love and White Walls, Gold
This is one of the most polarizing albums in my collection. I'm sure this is partly because Macklemore is seen my many hip hop fans as a white boy appropriating black culture. But Macklemore is no Pat Boone. His rapping style is all his own, and he has a keen sense of social justice and purpose. Sure, "Thrift Shop" is throwaway fluff, nowhere is Macklemore's true self seen better than on the moving and powerful "Same Love," which rightly calls out hip hop for its long track record of homophobia. It's genuinely provocative in all the best ways.
some great songs on here
Quite good. Not ground breaking, but there are some fantastic songs here, and Same Love is possibly the most culturally potent song of the decade.
Very good album, particularly the first half. It's not their fault they blew up and were overplayed on the radio. They were really trying to make a small independent rap album and it so happened everyone loved the songs.
Not a huge rap fan, but he's basically the exception. For those of you who called the lyrics "cheesy", I'd like you to listen to go listen to Same Love again. I'll give you, Thrift Shop and Can't Hold Us are pretty silly but that's on purpose and the lyrics are still better than 90% of what else is out there in the hip-hop world. Really liked this, keep it up guys!
I dont often listen to rap/hiphop so ive got very little to compare it to. I went to spotify to listen to the thrift store song (just so damn catchy). before long, i realized i listened to the full album... and i liked it. strange.
Yes I did listen to this whole album. Yes I do think it's garbage. The lyrics and beats are borderline cheesy and unimaginative.
It's a nice album.
It was actually a pleasant surprise, I expected an album full of "thrift shop", but it turned out to be something completely different. If Macklemore continues to improve, then I think he might stand a chance of standing the test of time in the music industry.
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