Late with my homework again - sorry dudes.
Not heard of Lushlife at all before, so cool to hear something new. Really like the beats - pretty obvious early Kanye influence, but it’s done well and the slower tracks have a cool end-of-summer type of vibe. Lots of other stuff going on as well. Really like the way he folds in the contributions from Ezra Koenig and Greg Saunier without making a big deal of them too - I barely noticed them first couple of times and on most hip hop albums they’d stick out a mile. Couldn’t really hear Ariel Pink at all.
Do agree with what others have said about the rapping though - he is pretty one-dimensional. Main issue I’ve got though is that I find his style on this quite hectic, and it jars with the more laid back beats. (Elzhi sounds so much better on in Soft Focus). Seems a bit tight to say it, but I’d like to hear someone really decent over Bottle Rocket too, cos that beat absolutely smokes.
Is his other stuff along these same lines, Ant? There’s some really good ideas on this, and if he’s got a record where he focuses more on the sound collage type stuff (and chills out a bit on the mic), I’d really like to hear it.
Overall, not a classic, but a pretty cool listen