Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'

Artist: 
Kid Cudi
Non-Airable Tracks: 
NONE
Label: 
Republic Records
Album Art: 

This album is bipolar, but that’s okay! It adds a bit of flavor, almost in a good way. Honestly, I can’t find a good groove that goes from song to song, it’s more like a collage in my opinion. This album will not hype you up, it’s almost too chill, it’s just Kid Cudi doing his thing. It’s darker than it needs to be, it’s trying to be really deep, and I just can’t get involved. I hear no passion in his voice, just a bunch of reverb and frustration. However, I do appreciate the instrumentals, very tropical and organic. I’m sure he and his entire production team put a lot of time and effort into this, but when you start getting half way into his staggering 19 song album, you start to wonder and question whether it’s worth to listen to the rest.

 
Sounds Like: 
Mac Miller
Sounds Like: 
Lupe Fiasco
Recommended Tracks: 
By Design
Baptized in Fire
Name: 
Alex Paris
Date Reviewed: 
02/07/2017