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Old 08-17-2012, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I decided to write a journal. Not entirely sure what theme to go with at the moment, but I think I will generally switch between reviewing favourite albums of the ever persuasion, and track reviews. I have made sure to check out quite a few other journals and hopefully use them as a guide to making this a success.

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EL-P - Cancer 4 Cure (2012)

Unless you pay literally zero attention to my posts, you will know that I love EL-P and near enough everything he has done. All the way back to his Company Flow days I have loved his production style, lyrical ability and his seamless intertwining of concepts and social commentary into his albums. As it stands, Fantastic Damage is my favourite project of his, but this pushes it damn close.

Firstly, let's talk about the production, which is probably the biggest improvement on his previous effort I'll Sleep When You're Dead. I feel as though in his previous albums EL-P has been held back by limitations in technology, making his futuristic ideals sound a little off, even if his beats were still light years ahead of anyone at the time. In 2012, he has no problem making an album sound exactly like he imagines, and that sure makes a difference on C4C. Take opening track, Request Denied: This is a clear statement. It sounds like Prodigy and NiN mixed with elements of EL-P's previous production style. Rolling drum fills, booming bass, crazy noises and just all sorts of other great stuff. Other than this, the other stand out tracks in terms of production is Stay Down which is quite possibly my favourite EL-P song of all time.

Now, I really wanted to get into the lyrics, but I feel as though it is better off experiencing it at first hand. Anybody who is a fan of this guy knows that he will bring it nine times out of ten. But if I had to pick one track to really digest in terms of lyrical themes it would be The Full Retard. He just goes in on that track. The concept is brilliant, the way he switches up at various points in the song and... oh man.

Basically, this album is a 5/5 all day for me. No questions asked. No1 album of 2012 so far.



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Old 08-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the world of journals Goofle! And a great album to start with, I agree it's one of the best of 2012 so far.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The fact that you started a journal is very good news. Now I don't have to stalk you on Twitter anymore.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, I think this is a slightly underwhelming entry, but I don't really care. It's my journal God dammit!
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I almost always love whatever music you do, so I'm very excited about this journal. And yes, C4C is fantastic. I haven't listened to it enough to call it my album of the year or anything, but it's obviously really freaking great.
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You are now in my good graces. I have so much love for El-P and DefJux in general. I think we'll get along just fine
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Great to see you got over your fear of starting a journal. Not my kind of music, but as I say I always read what's written, and you've certainly started well.

And you're right: it is your journal, so don't be afraid to write what you like! Just a word to the wise, be sure to retain a good lawyer, just in case...



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Old 10-15-2012, 09:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I really should do another entry...
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Yeah, you should. Do one on Death Grips, I'm sure there's plenty to say about them.
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