Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers. OUT NOW

Started by asvdawg, Apr 18, 2022, in Kendrick Lamar Add to Reading List

  1. DKC
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    tbh outside of the stans/other freaks that inevitably show up for any artist this big no matter how good or bad an album is, I feel like the discourse surrounding this album has been some of the most reasonable and nuanced discussion about a major label album in a long time. I've read a lot of great articles for it that are very balanced in both their praises and their criticism. I like the album, but it's still deeply flawed and I really have appreciated fair assessments from critics (aside from the weirdos who dropped a review giving it 5 stars less than 24 hours after it came out)
     
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    also it's nice to finally see people acknowledging that kendrick has always had some goofy/corny/overwrought songs on his albums like No Make Up, Real, How Much a Dollar Cost, etc. where he's on some freshman poetry slam s---
     
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    Somehow I manage to come back to only 2 songs of the album.
     
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    In my opinion you’re goofy/corny/overwrought to place No Make Up next to these 2 classics.
     
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    If Die Hard or Purple Heart is on that list of 2 imma scream and s--- and piss and c-m out of anger.
     
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    I have no criticisms of this album. I think it’s gonna be top 3 all time for me.
     
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    how much a dollar cost is sounds like a story someone would write in a 100 level fiction writing class that s--- is so trash lol. what a waste of a beat. Real is monotonous and trash too. I'd take no makeup over those two in an instant.
     
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  8. Lil Squeed
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    Real might be the worst Kendrick song of all time
     
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    But the problem is the muscality man, same with Mother I Sober. It is just so bland.
     
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    No, I skipped through it just to hear what it sounds like. I'm waiting for my 2 weeks off which start at the end of the month. I could listen it whole now but I'm not rushing as it seemed softer to me than the prior albums. I'm not saying bad, it sure sounded good but just not as much for me as TPAB and d--- are. So anyhow, someone spoil me what's the title about
     
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    I’m actually not a big fan of Real, easily the weakest off of GKMC but still Real > No Makeup all f---ing day.

    How Much a Dollar Cost is dope tho. It’s just a parable designed to allow the spiritual tropes to be explored deeper by showing a contrast from the Lucifer character driving the main narrative. Showing how there’s a real life contradiction between what he preaches & how he acts. Beat’s godly too.

    I’m confused at the hate for it.
     
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    Dorian Untitled

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    n95 and rich spirit
     
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    Especially with that f---ing incredible chorus and outro.
     
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    "and then it turns out da hobo was actually Jesus" :ummmm:

    it's lame and not very interesting or well done. beat is great though. like I said, huge waste
     
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    Good picks
     
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    Even if it wasn’t a representation of Jesus, the point would still be made efficiently. But to each their own i guess.
     
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    TESTINGCROCODILE I’m eyesonthesmile from ktt2

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    This album is a grower and it grows like a plant.
     
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    Can't tell if saying it grows like a plant is somehow a backhanded compliment or not lmfao
     
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    takes a very long f---ing time to grow but once it's there, it's beautfiul and gives you oxygen? idk
     
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