To Pimp A Butterfly (album) by Kendrick Lamar
|Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly EU CD A-22373
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|To Pimp a Butterfly [LP] by Kendrick Lamar (Vinyl, Oct-2015, 2 Discs, Aftermath)
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haha ok so last time I commented it got downvoted 9 points, so how about this- its not underated on this site, I just like it a whole lot
This album is the best I have ever listened to. I am a huge fan of Kendrick and always will be if he keeps putting out records like this.
TPAB is quickly approaching being my favorite album ever. This is on a playing field of its own in the hip hop genre, nothing even comes close.
One of the best rap albums of all time. Kendrick is such a genius. His music is so powerful and TPAB shows that.
I get really annoyed when people listen to one of the decade’s finest albums (and my favourite album of all time) then dismiss it for its ‘replay value’. You can’t truly appreciate an album with one listen!
Also, I listened to one song off J. Cole’s new album then got bored and turned it off, so don’t listen to me...
The poem makes this album very intriguing. I hated this album at first. Definitively one of the album that grew on me the most in my life.
In general, I can't stand rap and hip-hop. This is something special though. It isn't just rap. It's a fusion of jazz,rock, funk, and hip hop. A true celebration of African American culture. Kendrick is extremely self critical and makes numerous references to history and literature to support his views. Absolutely brilliant, even if it isn't 100% my cup of tea. Easily the best original album of the 2010's.
I think I may be getting on board with this. There was many things I needed to get past in order to fully allow this to become what is likely to be a favourite. I heard this a few times, parts of it anyways, since it was released. It was obviously an important record. Just see the reaction, universal almost. In the overall sound and influence I could hear things like prince, p-funk, thundercat, flying lotus. Not a fan of any of that to be honest. But I did keep coming back to this. I had maybe outdated ideas on what I enjoyed from hip hop based on my age and my love for the golden age. But I could hear it was special and forward thinking taking hip hop forward. And i did like the bolded tracks from the off. I eventually bought it. I know it is now special. Some of the lyrics takes bit of thinking about, like I thought for free? was a skeezer track. It keeps bringing me back. There's so much to digest. I love how there are young teenagers embracing this like I did at their age for PEs Nation of Millions.
Lyrically, it's absolutely brilliant, as individual tracks but especially as an album. Enough has been said about that, so I won't expand.
Musically... eh. It's good, no doubt, with several great beats. But many of the instrumentals wore thin on me after just a few listens. This is especially true in the middle of the album--the five song stretch of For Sale? through Complexion are such a bore to me. Really makes the album feel bloated. I like How Much A Dollar Cost--the instrumental sounds like an Amnesiac/HTTT era Radiohead piece--but it would be so much more interesting if it came immediately after Alright. The album gets back on track with The Blacker The Berry, which is an absolutely phenomenal track.
Overall, I prefer GKMC quite a bit. TPAB is slightly more cohesive (and is one of the most cohesive albums I've ever heard), but GKMC has five tracks that I listen to frequently, while TPAB only has one or two.
Favorite tracks: King Kunta, The Blacker The Berry, i, These Walls
Even with DAMN. being underwhelming, Kendrick is the best rapper alive.
There are many top-notch lyrics on this album.
However nothing will beat...
"Critics want to mention that they miss when hip-hop was rappin'
Motherfucker, if you did, then Killer Mike would be platinum"
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