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It will take a few tries to like it
on March 23, 2011
I'm a bit disappointed with this album. Not to say it is bad, but it lacks an overall message. Where is the intro poem? I don't know what happened in the studio but I think the producer had too much say in creating the album. Most of the songs are featuring some singer who is overly autotuned (didn't Jay-Z kill that?) From what I can hear, he never got evil with his lyrics. Where are the painfully honest rhymes about war, drugs, and media? You get a taste of it but nothing like what you heard in "The Cool." Also, there is too much focus on the beat, which drowns out his voice and sounds like pop music.
Now that I got that out of the way, after I played it a few times "Lasers" began to grow on me. The songs are catchy and get stuck in my head throughout the day, and it comes with a sense of optimism. I still bought the album and I will most certainly buy the next one. I'm just waiting for L.U.P.End if it still exists.