March 24, 2007 at 4:10 pm (El-P, I'll Sleep When You're Dead, mp3s)

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but El-P’s I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead is definitely an album that grows on you over time. While the second half is almost immediately likable, the first half is filled with El-P’s signature harsh production, making it a little prickly to listen to at first. While I don’t think it’s the right way to start an album, and I doubt I ever will, that harsh first half has really grown on me; El-P’s rhymes are downright amazing in it. As a person who normally goes for the beat first, and the lyrics later, I think that’s why I wasn’t too fond of the first tracks at first; the beats are hidden in them, almost completely destroyed layers beneath El-P’s rhymes. I don’t expect you to like this track when you first hear, but after a little while, I think you may come to love it.


El-P – EMG.mp3



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