New Kendrick Lamar album, "DAMN". 14th April 2017

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bubbly Waves, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. bcaulf

    bcaulf Forum Resident

    He should...last two times it was stolen from him. Grammys decided to go with the better sellers, more hits (The Heist and 1989). Those are fine albums, but who’s going to look back and say they were masterworks in the same way Good Kid and TPAB are?
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  2. Kevin j

    Kevin j Forum Resident

    Seattle Area
    the heist won a freakin' grammy? ugh.
  3. bcaulf

    bcaulf Forum Resident

    It won rap album of the year. I thought it an album of the year but it was actually Random Access Memories that won. The fact that The Heist beat Good Kid for RAP album of the year makes even less sense...
  4. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    After listening and giving it a good try, this has to be the worst album of the year in recent memory.

    Sorry, just don’t appreciate it at all.
  5. Mr. Grieves

    Mr. Grieves Forum Resident

    Well at least you tried. Did you like his last album or anything prior?
  6. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Some Butterfly, Some MAAD, but nothing came up to hang my hat on. I promised my daughter I’d give it a go.

    Oh well.
  7. musictoad

    musictoad Well-Known Member

    Salt Lake City, UT
    Too bad, it's an outstanding album. Production, beats, lyricism, energy, vibe...all incredibly on point. Not my favorite of his but probably his most listenable.
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  8. Mr. Grieves

    Mr. Grieves Forum Resident

    Fair enough. It grew on me big time though I really liked it on first listen.
  9. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    I find it to be mundane, predictable, with some lyrical references that I find distasteful.

    Not listenable to me at all. But, to each his own, right?
  10. musictoad

    musictoad Well-Known Member

    Salt Lake City, UT
    Since this got bumped, curious if it's worth picking up the vinyl? I have the CD, but from past experience hip-hop albums don't sound significantly better on wax than CD. Not sure if it's because of the typically digital-heavy production or what.
  11. musictoad

    musictoad Well-Known Member

    Salt Lake City, UT
    Yeah, fair enough. What lyrical references, if I may ask? Just curious.
  12. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    It’s the swearing and some of the references to women that I find difficult to abide.
  13. theholygoof

    theholygoof Well-Known Member

    Madison, WI
    Is the LP supposed to come with lyrics? My gatefold copy did not, But it's the James that matter most, obviously. Love it!
  14. Gaslight

    Gaslight Cave dwelller

    Northeast USA
    My gatefold had titles and credits, no lyrics.

    At least you gave it a try. That's more than a lot of other forum members.

    But each his/her own.
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  15. Hgavinyl

    Hgavinyl Member

    Spartanburg, SC
    The collector's edition with the reverse track list is getting a vinyl release in February.
  16. Sander

    Sander Forum Resident

    Just bought the Collector’s Edition on CD. It’s apparently a numbered limited edition - I have no. 62195.

    The reverse tracklist is refreshing to listen to and I think I prefer DAMN this way. The album starts out more laid-back and flows nicely up to the energetic closing of DNA/Blood. :righton:
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  17. NickE123

    NickE123 Active Member

    I love To Pimp A Butterfly and the green album ;) but just cant get into this one. Dont understand the hype.

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