100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

El-PWeareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 (Gold Dust, 8/3/10)

El-P: “Meanstreak (in 3 Parts)”

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It’s almost strange to think of Jaime Meline as a solo artist, but his bitter rap intonations, sci-fi rhymes, and dark hip-hop productions as El-P have become as beloved as his work for others.

This collection is his third “mega mixxx,” but unlike the first two that were released at shows, Mixxx3 is a different beast — a collection of full-length and vignette-length instrumentals, with a pair of remixes of Kidz in the Hall and Young Jeezy.  Naturally, it doesn’t feel as complete his next rap-filled album likely will, but many of the same elements carry Mixxx3 — from dirty synth leads to ominous effects and big beats.

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