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There Existed An Addiction To Blood


There Existed An Addiction To Blood

Third album from the LA-based experimental hip hop trio consisting of rapper Daveed Diggs and producers William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes

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  1. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    There Was an Addiction to Blood is the album Clipping was born to make
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  2. 8.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Blood is nothing more than a little fun. Because I think it is something more. Because it doesn't have to be. Because Blood, at its heart — if, indeed, it has one — is a puzzle, whether it intends to be or not
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  3. 8.5 |   Paste Magazine

    With a carefully constructed chaos, Clipping. throw us into their torturous musical realm and boldly ask us to find the art in fear
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  4. 8.0 |   The FT

    Inspired by horrorcore rap, songs ratchet up tension with stark beats, oppressive bass and unsettling outbreaks of white noise
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    The album's most exciting tracks are downright hallucinatory. "La Mala Ordina" has a lurching, woozy beat and potent guest verses by Benny the Butcher and Elcamino, and once Diggs returns, the track becomes engulfed in scorching, all-consuming distortion courtesy of Canadian harsh noise master the Rita
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  6. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Between the striking imagery, lyrical dexterity, rap chops and epic production, it takes multiple listens to get to the heart of this record, each one well worth your time
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    What Clipping have done on ‘There Existed An Addiction To Blood’ is show that hip-hop doesn’t need to keep to convention to be gripping and visceral
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  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A strikingly eerie hip-hop masterstroke
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  9. 8.0 |   The 405

    Clipping expertly use horrorcore to deliver politically pointed hip hop
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  10. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    In an era of easy-listen playlists, Clipping should at least be applauded for creating a record so thoroughly demanding
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  11. 4.5 |   Pitchfork

    Despite being based on a ’70s vampire film, the rap trio’s album is somehow their most bloodless project to date
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