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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the Sacramento experimental hip-hop trio features contributions from Andrew Adamson and Tool's Justin Chancellor.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 5, 2018
    80
    Year Of The Snitch feels totally alien. It is an exhilarating release that doesn’t let up, and proves that six years on the group are still a force to be reckoned with.
  2. 80
    To put it simply, Death Grips have never been afraid of pushing ever boundary around them, and Year Of The Snitch is no different.
  3. Jun 28, 2018
    75
    Year of the Snitch elicits the same anxiety-ridden feeling as having two dozen browser windows open at the same time. In its sensory overload, its embrace of ugliness and beauty, of chaos and calm, of proficiency and slackness, and its willingness to by turns troll and impress the listener, it reflects the complicated, frustrating nature of the Internet in 2018.
  4. Jul 6, 2018
    70
    Not one of their releases is the same as another, and with Year of the Snitch, they continue to break boundaries and expectations. The record is another example of true experimentation with their sound along with an uncompromising work ethic and a thirst for originality.
  5. Jul 16, 2018
    70
    There is a definite leaning towards a more straightforward form, which in this case arrives with the heavier implementation of rock music motifs. And that is also the main element that makes the album the band's most entertaining and fun release yet, albeit not its best.
  6. Jun 28, 2018
    60
    The most visceral tune may be the agoraphobia slam of "Black Paint," but the most interesting development is album's closer "Disappointed," which sounds like the hocketing of Dirty Projectors interpreted by a hardcore band.
  7. The Wire
    Aug 8, 2018
    50
    Tracks run the usual gamut, aggregating pop references and stylistic tropes from the entire history of hiphop, rock, punk, techno and their esoteric subgenres, and assembling them into a harrowing Frankenstein that’s more sardonic than revelatory. [Sep 2018, p.50]

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Jun 30, 2018
    10
    Continuing with their already phenomenal discography, Death Grips' latest record is their most experimental and cohesive work since The MoneyContinuing with their already phenomenal discography, Death Grips' latest record is their most experimental and cohesive work since The Money Store. Each song is perfect. Anthony Fantano sent me here. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2018
    10
    This is one of the most consistently amazing albums I have listened to since Death Grip's breakout release, the Money Store. While that albumThis is one of the most consistently amazing albums I have listened to since Death Grip's breakout release, the Money Store. While that album was catchy and had awesome hip hop noise influenced noise instrumentals, this album just goes places that I didn't know Death Grips could go to. The flow from track to track is incredible, the jazz fusion of The Fear. The weakest track is Little Richard, and even then it isn't very bad. Black Paint is another favorite with it's roaring drums and guitars. Just an all around amazing album. Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2018
    10
    An absolutely mind-bending (almost) 40 min that's unlike anything they've made up to this date.
  4. Jul 3, 2018
    9
    Despite giving up, in some way, on their hip-hop side, Death Grips still don't dissapoint with their rock side. More abismal and weird thanDespite giving up, in some way, on their hip-hop side, Death Grips still don't dissapoint with their rock side. More abismal and weird than ever, MC RIde and his crew release one of their best efforts yet. Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2018
    8
    This is honestly the best album by Death Grips since the Money Store. I love the direction they took this album. Challenging, loud, and insane
  6. Jul 12, 2018
    7
    One of their best releases if still an acquired taste and also very much the expected hit and miss grab bag. Death Grips usually deliver oneOne of their best releases if still an acquired taste and also very much the expected hit and miss grab bag. Death Grips usually deliver one stone cold classic 'best song of the year' contender and this time is no different with 'Dilemma' being 'Snitch's clear standout. Expand
  7. Jun 29, 2018
    2
    It seems I'm being thrown a lot of noise but I can't make sense of this music. It's a mix of experimental, punk, and hip hop. Definitely notIt seems I'm being thrown a lot of noise but I can't make sense of this music. It's a mix of experimental, punk, and hip hop. Definitely not for everyone. The exclusive club who likes this though loves it. Expand

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