Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pretty Dark Things

by Cyne

I had this in the car for a bit, and while I enjoyed it, it comes across much better in a quiet room. This is a very strong showing from Cyne.

The album clocks in at 45 minutes long, but contains 16 songs, with no interludes or skits. Each song is over almost as soon as it begins, which gives the album a sense of depth and immediacy often lacking in hip-hop.

There are a few predominant themes: Cyne's pride in their individuality; the lack of creativity in commercial hip-hop; and anger towards Michael Richards.

The tracks are thick - there is a lot happening in the production, and the lyrics are intelligent and sharp. This really is an impressive album.

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