Monday, 3 January 2011

15: Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon Part II

Cudder's second effort "MotM 2" was received with mixed reviews, and (although many critics were intrigued by his distinctive style) they were left negatively dazed by his song structures. However, I believe that this is one of the strongest albums of the year: as it shows Scott Mescudi's musical maturity since "Man on the Moon", which left much to be desired. Songs such as "Maniac", "Revofev", and "Scott Mescudi vs. the World", plainly present the listener with Mescudi's vast musical taste, and show that he is not a conventional rapper.

Having St. Vincent guest on the album is definitely  +1 for him in the hipster crowd, and although the MoR nature of "Erase Me" is cringeworthy, it is easily forgiven by Kanye's guest verse: which ends up in the most ridiculous, yet ingenious wordplay ever (think "die Rhea"!

The only downfall is the lack of previous blog tracks "All Talk", (which features Christian Bale's rant, and  LCD Soundsystem's "Dance Yrself Clean") and "cudderisback" (which samples a Vampire Weekend's b-side: namely "Ottoman).

Key Tracks: Maniac, Revofev, Scott Mescudi vs. the World

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