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Cancer For Cure

El-P

Cancer For Cure

Third solo album from Brooklyn hip hop producer and former Company Flow member Jaime Meline

ADM rating[?]

8.2

Label
Turnstile
UK Release date
28/05/2012
US Release date
22/05/2012
  1. 10.0 |   BBC

    A phenomenal third solo album from the forever-pushing-things-forward New Yorker
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  2. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    When we look back on the hip-hop of early C21, Cancer4Cure will stand tall above the floodwaters of nostalgia. El-P is one of the few great artists still inhabiting the form
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  3. 10.0 |   A.V. Club

    El-P is an auteur in peak form here, weaving dense, cerebral verses packed with internal rhymes through a machine-tooled version of classic New York boom-bap
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  4. 9.1 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Cerebral hip-hop brimming with innovative ideas set on propelling the proverbial game forward
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  5. 9.0 |   Blurt

    Cancer4Cure is very much a window shattering Brooklyn rap record in every sense
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  6. 8.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    This is a high point in his already illustrious career; a labyrinthine and ultramodern take on hip-hop that will likely age like a Cabernet
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  7. 8.5 |   Prefix

    El-P has recaptured something that has been lost in the internet age: a counterculture
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  8. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    It sheds the bullshit of the past and is stained with the weary residue of an incalculable number of cigarettes, weed deliveries, bodega runs, and blind turns
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  9. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    While El-P has kept such defiance up throughout a record – both lyrically and sonically – before, it’s still impressive to watch him do it over the course of these 50 minutes. It’s even awe-inspiring when the fictitious enemy becomes real
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  10. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    One of the year's most endlessly re-playable records
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  11. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    El-P has reached Peak El-P
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  12. 8.0 |   Clash

    A synth heavy, angst ridden, paranoia-fuelled musical monolith filled with catchy hooks, heavy drums and nods of the cap towards Dubstep
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  13. 8.0 |   Q

    He's cracked open his mangled textures to let more melody in. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A one-man rap vigilante venturing into the future. Print edition only

  15. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Like pretty much all of his previous work, C4C isn't really open for the casual listen. Music as densely layered and as assimilated as this tends to unwrap itself at different times in different situations and with varying results
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  16. 8.0 |   music OMH

    A dependably bold, powerful statement, perhaps not quite as masterful as its predecessors, but still overflowing with ideas and innovation
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  17. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    As an emcee, El-P leaves most of his contemporaries in the dust; his rapid-fire delivery, complex rhyme schemes, and savage charisma feel mercifully out of a place in a rap market dominated by Auto-Tuned nothings
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  18. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Like the recent Death Grips album, the belligerent, uncomfortable Cancer4Cure shows that anger can sometimes be an energy
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  19. 8.0 |   hhv.de mag

    Not to be consumed by unpracticed ears without it resulting in pain
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  20. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    He may not have reinvented anything, but he certainly has revitalized it
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  21. 8.0 |   All Music

    These great works transcend their industries, offering solace and inspiration to anyone who would prefer a satisfied mind over a Cadillac Eldorado
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  22. 7.2 |   Paste Magazine

    The stormy, steely drones and security-camera rhetoric can almost feel like he’s compensating for something. But that doesn’t stop it from being weirdly charming through its relentless sneer
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  23. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A paranoid reality show
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  24. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The blaring, bombastic beats bear comparison with the searing sci-fi dubstep of Joker and Starkey. Print edition only

  25. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Some of the most energetic tracks El-P has ever put his name to
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  26. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    When El-P is working unassisted he flexes his usual complete indifference with rapping on beat, and crams every bar he gets with the entire breadth of his lexicon
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