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Feet Of Clay

Earl Sweatshirt

Feet Of Clay

Second EP from LA-based rapper working with producers Thebe Kgositsile, Alchemist and ovrkast

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  1. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    A woozy, raw, magical, and extremely short album from hip-hop’s most tantalizingly inscrutable rapper
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  2. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Throughout Feet Of Clay, Earl’s playfulness collides with the weariness of a much older man; his layered rapping style and increasing disinterest in form suffuse his cryptic meditations on memory and loss with the sense of great burden
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    Eschews Olympian-style rhyme schemes and bursts of clear-eyed soul-searching, instead offering a tender portrayal of Earl's psyche
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    There’s the sense that the artist is using this record as a transitionary vehicle, a space where he can blend familiar themes with unfamiliar sounds, adopt different lyrical approaches and mix them with different styles of production and instrumentation
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  5. 7.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    FEET OF CLAY plays as self-contained little musings that seem to flutter in and out as a radio channel changes
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  6. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Unassuming flow mixed alongside labyrinthine samples and buried-alive drums
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  7. 7.0 |   Clash

    Death and darkness loom over 'FEET OF CLAY'. Murky loops and a stream-of-consciousness style of rapping make the project feel like an extension of the sound honed on 'Some Rap Songs', albeit a less streamlined version of it
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  8. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Sweatshirt’s humility starts to look more like egoism
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