Figured after 2 super positive metal reviews its time for a lukewarm rap review.
Juice WRLD I first found through his breakout hit Lucid Dreams, which is an amazing song that samples slightly disrespectfully another amazing song, after hearing such a banger I gave a listen to his debut Goodbye And Good Riddance, to pretty mediocre results.
Yeah, a good number of the songs were pretty listenable on their own, but I rate things based purely off how much I enjoyed the entire album as an experience and that album got old real quick.
Non-stop whiny lyrics that only talk about the exact same things over and over and over again, “I do drugs and I’m sad my girlfriend left me cuz I do drugs” It became droning by the end and not in the way that Sunn 0))) or Earth drones, I like that kind of drone, this is the kind of drone that feels like a metaphysical migraine. I still listen to some of the better songs like Candles, All Girls Are The Same and of course Lucid Dreams, but I would rather have metaphysical dick fall off than listen to it again as a whole album.
Then his mixtape with Future WLRD On Drugs came out, which I liked a bit more, still not extravagant but not a headache. Fine China, Ain’t Livin Right, and Hard Work Pays Off are all decent songs, but the individual song quality dropped sadly so, even though WLRD On Drugs was less painful to listen to I rarely choose specific tracks from it to listen to.
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