Saturday, September 8, 2007

El-P - Fantastic Damage


" Describing everything contained in Fantastic Damage is practically impossible. Suffice to say, it’s one of the most engrossing and innovative hip hop albums I’ve ever heard, and it gets better with every listen. Its one weakness is “Dr. Hellno and the Praying Mantis,” which fails to astound on the production (repetitive) or the lyrical content (volleys of misogyny from Vast Aire, El-P, and another rapper). But this hardly detracts from the stunning post-apocalyptic world of the rest of the album. El-P is a true visionary: this may be the Kid A of hip hop."