New Kendrick Lamar LP hype thread


#162


#163

He’s playing at 10:35 on sunday night at coachella, 6:35am UK time. Tempted to get up and watch it live in case some shit goes down.


#164

Should be a good show but I think Sounwave pretty much put the rumours to bed yesterday. Kills the whole Morpheus thing as it was related to that tweet. So all they’ve got is Kendrick standing against a blue wall. Basically, don’t lose any sleep over it.


#165

Though on instagram someone from TDE management literally says he is dropping another album, so believe what you will…


#166

Enjoyed it on first listen. Felt consistently decent, but nothing stood out or blew me away particularly. Apart from DNA, bloody hell - after the intro and that, was kind of hoping he’d just keep up that relentless pace for a succinct 40-min LP.

Quite like him taking a step back and releasing something that’s not so huge in scope. Ridiculous highs but I never clicked with at least a third of TPAB.


#167

Growing with every listen :sunglasses:


#168

Just got fully done by this


#169

Sounds pretty decent/good but it’s going to have to do an awful lot of growing on me to be anything other than a substantial disappointment. I know that people will say judge it on its own merits but to me this feels more akin to a bits-and-bobs collection a la Untitled Unmastered rather than his proper studio album.

Also think the Drake comments are pretty telling - this feels like the first time in a long time that he’s following trends rather than leading/trailblazing.

IDK, I don’t want to complain too much, and I should reiterate that I like it. But given what we’ve come to expect i don’t feel like it reaches his (admittedly stupidly high) standards.

Probably also not helped by the tendency for self-aggrandisement in the lead up to its release. A bit like Drake again, it’s all very well saying you’re the best of your generation/ever when you’re releasing a best of decade album. If you then release something that’s not that level it only heightens the sense of disappointment.

Anyway, tl;dr post. Big fan of DNA and Duckworth from the first couple of spins :fire:


#170

No album then. Anyone watch coachella?


#171

Gonna be watching it tomorrow innit.


#172

Maybe the real second album was the friends we made along the way?


#173

Where bounce you watchin hun


#174

Bang into this tbh. I like that he references all the themes/titles of all the songs in all the songs. I think that is nice.


#175

kendrick la-meh-r


#176

At my desk in my workplace.


#177

everyone who’s talking about Drake has obviously never listened to any Kendrick pre-Good Kid


#178

I think it’s fair to say he might be looking for a hit, or maybe to widen his listener-ship with a song like Love. That said, maybe it makes me soft, but I think that beat’s nice - and the track does something different than the others on Damn.


#179

Big fan of LOVE., one of my favourite tracks. But I’m a sucker for that smooth shit.


#180

SAME


#181

Zacari from LOVE. absolutely nailed the hook on this too. Mmmmm.