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The Money Store

Death Grips

The Money Store

Second album from the Sacramento hip hop trio, encompassing rap, extreme electronica, hardcore, dubstep, metal and probably much else besides

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  1. 10.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Album of the year, in this house at least. Get yourself in a chokehold and enjoy the Ride
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  2. 10.0 |   BBC

    An incredible, precedent-resetting manifesto
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  3. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    This is dangerous, anti-corporate, rabble-rousing music, and the best thing since... well, since their last album
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  4. 10.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This is probably the album of year, except Death Grips are releasing another this autumn – so whether it’s number one or two is still to be decided. Nevertheless it is pure unmatched artistry ... the pioneering sound we’ve been waiting for
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  5. 10.0 |   State

    The Money Store is all about the fear and loathing, a ferocious hip-hop game-changer that won’t be fizzling out any time soon
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  6. 10.0 |   No Ripcord

    Undeniably an extraordinary record
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  7. 9.1 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Every few tracks I find myself hitting the pause button for a second, to momentarily catch my breath
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  8. 9.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s all dizzying and overwhelming, but the sheer brute strength of The Money Store stays tempered by a pervasive, unbridled sense of creativity
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  9. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    The Money Store presents a significant and generally positive progression in the band’s sound
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  10. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    When you begin to alienate, that's when you know you're on to something. But what the naysayers and the hip-hop purists cannot contest, is that without question Death Grips offer something unprecedented
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  11. 9.0 |   Clash

    A modern, breathing nightmare. It’s hyper real hip-hop made just in time for the end of the world
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  12. 9.0 |   Tone Deaf

    Full of rousing and unrelenting anthems, it’s unpredictable, confident, and utterly thrilling
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  13. 8.7 |   Pitchfork

    The Money Store is about as intellectual an experience as a scraped knee. But it's just as good at reminding you that you're alive
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  14. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Like anger-rap forefathers Rage Against The Machine and Atari Teenage Riot, Death Grips sometimes seem torn between whether to soundtrack a revolution or just a killer party
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  15. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Albums like this show how much room their is if you dissolve genre concerns. Print edition only

  16. 8.0 |   Mojo

    There's little let-up on a mind-mugging set. Print edition only

  17. 8.0 |   Q

    Sounds like party music, albeit the kind of party that ends in multiple arrests. Print edition only

  18. 8.0 |   All Music

    Loaded with kinetic blows against the empire and fully stuffed with that attractive maverick spirit
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  19. 8.0 |

    Though uncompromising and initially hard to process, the impressive effort that is The Money Store bodes well for the group’s follow-up album due later this year
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  20. 7.5 |   Prefix

    It’s a glass-chewing, snarling, abrasive, uncompromising, teeming with fuck-everything abandon slate of 13 tracks, just as likely to start slam dancing as it is city-wide riots
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  21. 7.5 |   Bowlegs

    Getting into the Death Grips headspace isn’t as hard as you might think – it’s as cluttered, confused and frustrated as most of us probably feel on a daily basis
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  22. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The trio’s very existence depends on toeing a line between maintaining rap’s brooding thuggish-ness without overpowering it with their dubstep-inspired aesthetic. It’s a delicate balance that The Money Store maintains quite well
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  23. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    You won’t find any humour in their philosophies or music. The focus is on creating a sense of intensity and tension that isn’t released until the final sample concludes. That being said, Death Grips pull it off with an ease that similar artists strive for but never attain
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  24. 6.0 |   NME

    Offers a glimpse of sonic dystopia that's utterly convincing. Their next mission is to find a way to convince us to come visit
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  25. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    There's a void at the heart of Death Grips' sound and fury: Burnett's one-note anger may be fine for those who fetishise the punk-rock mode of expression, but the near-total lack of range in his vocal approach is a poor match for the careening thrill of the music, and wearyingly basic
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