ERYS ALBUM REVIEW
Let me get one thing straight: i liked SYRE. Despite obvious problems like blatantly ripping off artists and Jaden's god awful singing, i enjoyed the album. i thought it was okay. But this really takes my hopes of having any kind of good sequel to SYRE and shits all over it.
The first five tracks are kind of okay, with K being the highlight with a crazy good beat switch up using hairclippers, it grabbed my attention as soon as the generic ass rapping started to bore me, but then threw me right back into boredom as NOIZE started up. I knew I should've felt excited, with the Tyler The Creator feature on this track and all that, but i was kind of underwhelmed. A lot of people say that one thing they liked about this record was the interesting instrumentals and to be honest there's only a handful of moments on this record in which the instrumental grabs me, such as the end of Pain, or the punk rock instrumentation of Fire Dept., which caught me by surprise but inevitably bored me to death. I think it's a perfect example of having a pretty cool idea, but having a shitty execution.
I gotta give credit where it's due though, in this case, this credit is going to 'On My Own' featuring Kid Cudi, who really saves this record from being utterly and COMPLETElY boring. Cudi's chorus brings his such a feeling of empowerment and motivation to the song, and I actually kind of enjoy Jaden's second verse, his flow kinda reminds me of Kanye, which isn't surprising considering he's already ripped him off on SYRE. This song, in the context of this album, is like throwing a big ass bucked of paint onto a blank canvas that has been standing around for years.
I completely understand the reason that this album is filled with generic mumble rap is because of ERYS being some kinda counterpart to SYRE, representing shit like materialism, carelessness, etc, but did the concept have to be executed in such a goddamn boring way???? I wish i could say that summertime in paris was a highlight for me but honestly it felt just a little like something left over from his last record 'The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story'. The little few bits that i truly enjoy in this... (1/2)