Death Grips – The Money Store (2012)

March 18, 2022
Death Grips – The Money Store (2012)

Okay, so – before I begin, how tf is this 10 years old? Damn! The time, she flies!

The Money Store is the record that brought Death Grips into the mainstream, introducing the band to a new generation of music rabid fans, who no doubt lapped up the aural carnage and abrasive experimental hip hop like rabid dogs. I find a lot of the later Death Grips records get a little too obtuse, but here the mix between bizarre, intense electronics and beats and legit catchiness is perfect. The number of bangers on here is a testament to that fact. Look no further than “The Fever (Aye Aye)”, “Lost Boys”, “Hustle Bones”, “I’ve Seen Footage” or “Hacker” to see my point.

Truly, I could most likely present to you the entire tracklist as evidence as why this album is so good, but The Money Store presented such a fresh sound back in 2012 and continues to be an album that stands up even ten years later. Many of the tracks I mentioned above are still a part of the band’s live set and that speaks volumes.

If you’ve never heard Death Grips then this is probably the best place to start.

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