This album is fantastic as it shows that every member of Strange Music is not only talented, but works extremely well with the other members. Tech N9ne has built a strong house and will only continue to be a powerhouse in the rap game.
The production is incredible with a huge range of different beats to allow for an extremely diverse set of tracks. The backings each create the perfect atmosphere for the type of song that they are as well as blending together with a top level of cohesion. There are no problems with the production here and Strange Music should continue with this mentality.
The lyricism is amazing with every artist showing that they are as talented as their leader. Tech leads the way with plenty of examples of top quality wordplay and the rest of his troops fall in line with their own stunning displays. Each artist here does a really magnificent job here and proves that Strange music makes strong decisions about who they sign.
Overall, with every artist here being a guest and doing a great job, this release may be a bit of a long slog to the end, but the end result stays fresh with the switching artists making things interesting. The house that Tech N9ne built is a strong one and only continues to get stronger.
This album is full of the moments that make this series a hit. Tech N9ne keeps the momentum of his team going throughout with a range of atmospheres to fulfill every listeners mood.
The production is energetic and powerful with some more laid back moments to allow the showing of the softer side of the team. Each beat is individual which helps the project become cohesive and stop the listen through become a big one track mess. There are no issues with beat selection except maybe trying to extend thier comfort zone slightly.
The lyricism is great as all the artists putting in the effort to extend thier skills. Tech N9ne does especially well in his attempts to show that his label is the strongest independant powerhouse out there and he puts forward a very strong case. Again, there are no real issues here.
The features all bring thier top game to show what they can do as well as show the strength of the team. Each only makes the tracks stronger and the guests all do a great job of showcasing thier own skills. There is a good balance of singing to rap which all really makes for a great listen through.
Overall, this is a great showing for Strange music as well as for the individual artists. Tech N9ne has shown that once again he has one of the strongest rosters out there.
This is a refreshing blast of fresh sound to hit the ears. You can hear in the music that it was recorded using real instruments instead of machines and it is a nice change from what is coming out in the culture at the moment. Although this could mean that it does not sound like it will have the longevity that some music has, but it is very in the moment and an enjoyable listen.
The lyricism is clever and fitting with the production. The combination of artists different styles and tones make it a very interesting listen as they frequently jump between artists on each track. There is some interesting wordplay and other lyrical features that also help to make this stand out even more as an album.
As I said before, the production is amazing. On some tracks, it would be good to hear some more of the production stand out against the vocals but it is still a great feature of the album.
Overall this is a great album that should be heard by a lot of people even if it is only once, just to experience a hip hop album that is made with live instruments rather than constructed on a computer.