Originally Posted by AZwildcats
I disagree, I think his criticisms for a lot of rap albums are laughable and make it sound like he just skimmed through the songs. He takes the song titles and album concepts way too literally and his hipster/Kendrick loving self misses the point entirely on a lot of albums.
That all being said I've never seen him give an album a zero before, that's cold as ****
my brother is a huge Cudi fan and told me he thought this album was trash as well
I don't think he skims through the songs at all, I just think he's overly-critical and preachy when it comes to subject matter.
When it comes to drugs, glorification of violence, the objectification of women, he'll go off on rants about how shallow, or mindless some of this music is and for the most part he's right at face value.
He's never going to review a Gucci Mane or a Fabolous tape let alone enjoy it the way I would.
When he gives an album that most enjoy a 5 or a 4, I don't necessarily see him being wrong, he's right. The music is shallow. A lot of rap is. The Weeknd doesn't really do anything profound and I LOVE the Weeknd.
People FLIPPED OUT about him giving Born Sinner a 5, and while Born Sinner was certainly not mindless trap rap or anything of that nature, some of Coles thoughts on the album are a bit convoluted.
Fantano pointing that out and penalizing Cole for that even though WE still enjoyed the album doesn't make him wrong. He voted the album a 5, I'd have given it a 6. The only artists that he's got his blinders on about are Death Grips and Kendrick Lamar.