50 Unheralded Albums from 2011

Death Grips: Ex-militaryDeath Grips: Exmilitary (Third Worlds, 4/26/11)

Death Grips: “Guillotine”

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The enigmatic brainchild of Bay-area producer Flatlander, Sacramento “hardcore hip-hop” group Death Grips turned and confused many heads in 2011.

Featuring the likes of MC Ride, Zach Hill (Hella), Info Warrior, and Mexican Girl, its debut album/mixtape, Exmilitary, consists equally of minimal, industrial-influenced production, recognizable and unconventional samples, and Ride’s death-obsessed shout-raps. The result is a raw intensity unlike anything you’ve heard before.

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