Government Plates (studio album) by Death Grips

Government Plates by Death Grips
Year: 2013
Release date: 2013-11-13
Overall rank: 5,244th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 237 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2013 (113th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (990th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,244th)

Death Grips bestography

Government Plates is ranked 7th best out of 13 albums by Death Grips on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Death Grips is The Money Store which is ranked number 213 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,788.

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From 07/07/2020 05:36
Government Plates is often considered the weakest effort in the Death Grips catalogue (thus far), and I can’t help but agree. It starts off strongly with the track You Might Think He Loves You for Your Money but I Know What He Really Loves You for It’s Your Brand New Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat, but immediately starts to dip in quality with Anne Bonny and only dips further throughout the 35 minute offering. Nothing awful, but there’s a lot of wasted moments, which is very uncharacteristic of the trio. There’s always so much packed into every second in a Death Grips album and the space they create on Government Plates is not complementary of their strengths. Most of the performances on here are great, of course, but the guitar on Birds is awful. It sounds like someone who picked up a guitar the day before they laid down the track is playing. It’s sloppy and it doesn’t sound good. Overall, a disappointing release from a consistently interesting group.
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From 02/22/2020 06:03
probably my least favorite from them but it's still good
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From 06/27/2019 15:10
My favorite Death Grips album that I've heard (haven't listened to The Powers That B, Bottomless Pit or the instrumentals). There is so much energy and creativity on this record. It's sometimes easy to forget that Death Grips is more than MC Ride but not on Government Plates. This album is defined by its chaotic and bombastic sound combined with Ride's chopped vocals. He's used more as an instrument than an MC. Every song has a similar energy and I feel that the album as a whole fits together nicely. I like every song on here but my favorites have to be Anne Bonny and Birds.
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From 02/10/2019 20:31
Their best
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From 06/18/2018 01:09
Interesting. We will see how it grows on me, which I sense it will a bit
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From 05/28/2015 18:12
It takes time to grow on you, but it's still a great effort from my favourite Hip Hop group.
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From 06/17/2014 09:38
another incredible record from death grips. Would've prefered more rapping from MC Ride, but the outstanding production makes up for that
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From 01/01/2014 08:56
My last comment made it look like I implied that the last song makes me cry. That implication was not intended.
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From 12/28/2013 18:25
The last song on here always gets me
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