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Blackenedwhite

MellowHype

Blackenedwhite

Second album from the LA alternative hip hop duo, and part of the OFWGTA collective, gets a major-label release

ADM rating[?]

6.7

Label
Fat Possum
UK Release date
18/07/2011
US Release date
12/07/2011
  1. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Producer Left Brain's instrumentals are tailor-made for Hodgy's torpid rapping style, and they conform to Odd Future's distinctively trippy, lo-fi synth sounds and fidgety arrangements
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  2. 8.0 |   State

    Have retooled their 2010 second album, BlackenedWhite, to solicit converts
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  3. 8.0 |   Prefix

    MellowHype probably have a better album in them (recent track “65” is maybe their best song to date), but their triumph on Blackenedwhite can’t keep being ignored
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  4. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    This was great in 2010 and it’s still great now
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  5. 8.0 |   Spin

    Bangers that stitch ambient electronica to cracked G-funk
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  6. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    A more succinct and cohesive full-length
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  7. 8.0 |   FasterLouder

    A quality record overall, flavoured by the juxtaposition of reckless, youthful urgency and contemplative, chilled-out introspection
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  8. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    It plays well in a car, and you can enjoy it without having to reconcile its hatefulness, which is a more-than-fair tradeoff
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  9. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    If you're not a fan of gangster rap, BlackenedWhite is unlikely to change your attitude towards the genre. But for fans, this album is definitely worth checking out
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  10. 6.7 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    These songs don’t shake you to your core or make you sick to your stomach, and I think, in the long run, that’s a good thing
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  11. 6.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s ultimately a “pretty good” hip-hop record. Nothing more, nothing less
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  12. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    This version of BlackenedWhite ends up being a different, and not necessarily better, release
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  13. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    This version of BlackenedWhite ends up being a different, and not necessarily better, release
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  14. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    L.A. gangsta rap for the swag generation that die-hard fans will eagerly lap up, but will inspire few think pieces
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  15. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    There’s plenty to stick around for
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  16. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    A re-issue with little motivation behind it other than dollar signs, which is out of character for both the group and Fat Possum
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  17. 3.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The influence of groups like N.W.A. is never more present than on “F666 The Police”, where Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, and Tyler, the Creator trade verses about shoot-outs with the law
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