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Old 09-08-2009, 08:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Where should I start with this guy?
Honestly, his freestyle battling is better.
but if you want his music work, his albums with Abilities are great.

I recommend E&A by Eyedea & Abilities.

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This chick recommended Eyedea & Abilities to me as follows: "E&A!" is uptempo, "First Born" is low key- both good depending on your mood. I still haven't tried them yet. New album came out this Summer too...
Only thing wrong with the new album is the length.
It's around 30 minutes long.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I picked up the new album and I'm really happy with it. I agree it's way too short, leaves something to be desired... still solid, though. Seems to cross genres with the beats (by Abilities).
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Where should I start with this guy?
I had a while where I was obsessed with Eyedea, man. Start with his Oliver Hart album, it's probably the best thing he's done. Then, between E&A and First Born depends on the weather, how things are in your life, or what kind of mood you're looking for.

First Born, Eyedea uses monotony as a tool to sound distant and unhappy. The sounds are spacey, dark, and in general, Eyedea's kind of a teenager philosophy guy - so it's bitchy. Really, I'd say this is their most solid album.

E&A is a bit more uptempo and has its fun and its boring moments, with re-occurring themes of teenage angst. It might be easier to sit through and more accessible than First Born, though.

By The Throat really disappointed me. I thought the sounds were pretty ugly, to be honest. It's a lot more electronic oriented, beat-wise. I've only sat through it about twice.

Also, you want to look up every freestyle you can find by him. He's fucking excellent.

He had a rock project on the side, since he'd rather be a rocker than a rapper, called Carbon Carousel. Let me tell you right now - it sucks. It's just typical teenage angst grunge tinted rock music.

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Hey, this is a great title of a thread about Eyedea. Btw, he lost to Murs in that video..
First Born is the only one I am really into but I have liked it for a while - back in 'the day' it was said many times that Eyedea was almost Eminem (both won Scribble Jam). I guess I don't like any of his later stuff much because I never listen to it. I did get a chance to see Eyedea & Abilities a long long time ago - and I bought the Soul Position CD from Blueprint himself and drunkenly told him that it was the best hip-hop show I'd ever seen so it must have been good (honestly, I remember Blueprint's set a lot more - and he was first).
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Anthony Milonakis?
he's not a skinny kid, but looks like a kid
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:57 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hey, this is a great title of a thread about Eyedea. Btw, he lost to Murs in that video..
First Born is the only one I am really into but I have liked it for a while - back in 'the day' it was said many times that Eyedea was almost Eminem (both won Scribble Jam). I guess I don't like any of his later stuff much because I never listen to it. I did get a chance to see Eyedea & Abilities a long long time ago - and I bought the Soul Position CD from Blueprint himself and drunkenly told him that it was the best hip-hop show I'd ever seen so it must have been good (honestly, I remember Blueprint's set a lot more - and he was first).
Yeah, he lost, but he's drunk and it wasn't like it was an anticipated battle or he was determined to win. (As you can see. I'm probably just trying to justify this, because I like Eyedea.)

Have you checked out the Oliver Hart album, man?
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Have you checked out the Oliver Hart album, man?
No, I haven't - I should. And I shouldnt have said I don't like "any" of his later stuff because I only know First Born and E&A. I have listened to FB about 1,000 times and E&A about 3x. So, yeah, I would definitely like to try Oliver Hart.
Have you kept up with Abilities? I really like his for those who have...DJ abilities album (haven't dug it out in years though) - but I didn't keep an eye on whatever came of him.
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No, I haven't - I should. And I shouldnt have said I don't like "any" of his later stuff because I only know First Born and E&A. I have listened to FB about 1,000 times and E&A about 3x. So, yeah, I would definitely like to try Oliver Hart.
Have you kept up with Abilities? I really like his for those who have...DJ abilities album (haven't dug it out in years though) - but I didn't keep an eye on whatever came of him.
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Here's one of my favorite tracks on the Oliver Hart CD:

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Sent.

Oh man, I forgot about this song.


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