Judging by some of your posts I assume quite a few of you heard it. What do you think? In my opinion at this current moment it tops "All 6's and 7's." Truly was "Something Else" for a majority of the album.
He's not the first one to say he didn't like it and so far no one bum rushed him. There was no need to say what you said seeing as it hasn't happened yet. wtf?
John Cramer said:
I wouldn't say mediocre for real but I definitely feel where you're coming from. The problem is though however that too many people here aren't going to allow room for people to say anything negative anymore like they used to. Before you know it people will rush in and act like nobody's supposed to be able to have a real opinion on the album.
But people need to shut up, a lot of shit that people say Tech has even said in his interviews so really what I think is just that he needs more time to be able to finally write a really good album again. I mean that's what Tech always says that he needs more time that's what he even said about SE and how suddenly Travis called and said the lawyer said he needed to just finish everything that he had right there.
So IMO when Tech is really saying that even then people need to listen to even Tech so at least you can appreciate why any of his albums end up how they do. But God knows there's always going to be delusional Tech fans who won't even allow for people to say something that just basically agrees with what Tech already said.
James Franco said:
Haven't listened to all of it, but so far it seems to be the very definition of mediocre.
i was trying to wait till monday for my pre~order but i couldnt help it.. That Song STRAIGHT OUT THE GATE, DELIVERED!!!!! MAN THAT SHIT IS SO HARD. I skimmed through the rest for now but i wish he did a few more songs on there like SOTG..That was on some Seepage shit, which is still my favorite Tech song. Hopefully the itunes bonus tracks will have some hard core shit.. Cant wait till monday
Still a little dissapointed after 4 spins, skipping more tracks than usual on a Tech album....A part of me died when I heard him say "Turn Up",Lol...
I think it's way better than All 6's and 7's. after listening quite a few times, I like almost all the songs, only 2 or three I just can't stand. There's a few songs on there that aren't my favorite, but for the most part I love it. I think the features are way better than All 6's and 7's and Strange Land. The features fit Tech's style, and most importantly, they fit the theme of the song they were on. Most guys just get the beat and do what ever on it, but not this time, each song had a specific subject, and every artist on each track stuck to the subject. I give it a 9/10
I hope my copy shows up Monday, doesn't look like it will since I haven't got anything past shipping info recieved
I felt like it was just an extension of A6A7 not to many songs i'm liking on here to be honest. Was expecting something else.....get what i did there...awe well, still not too thrilled about it.
meant to happen is dope. i cant wait for my pre-order to get here. KCMO REPPIN.
Let the album grow kids takes a few listens sometimes years to truly know how good a album truly is.
meant to happen is great the album is amazing. makes me proud to be from kc and to have grown up pretty close to where tech did makes this music even better.
"I'm Not A Saint" sounds good but runs on a little long and gets annoying. The entire "Fire Section" doesn't sound as dark as it could be. But on the other hand the "Earth Section" which is lighter music isn't just party tracks. Which is usually Techs definition of anything light. More his strong point on the album which is odd. Because Tech usually stands stronger on the darker side. I think that may be why people are getting mixed feelings about the album. Not really used to it.
PS: Seems like "With the BS" samples this sound at about the 33 second mark.
WHAT!!..... The fucks up with that!
I thought it was solid. But very scattered and all over the place. It'll grow on me. I give it at 6.5-7/10. Too many features. Need better hooks. Tech even said in the interview that he let the features come up with the hooks. Bad idea, lolz. Anyways, Tech brought it just wish the a lot of the features like Wiz, would have. Kendrick killed it.
Like I said, wasn't bad, but wasn't a masterpiece. It was literally "Something Else" in a awkward way.
Not all of the hooks, the ones where the "feature" is doing the hook (Serj, Cee-Lo, T-Pain, B.o.B.). It may relate to him getting the B.o.B. feature on All 6's with the hook already on it, and T-Pain re-writing the Fuck Food hook. Maybe he realized that letting people who "know what they're doing" actually do that can have it's benefits too? That, and I think Tech/Krizz/Makzilla's hook writing skills have been questioned by fans in the past, saying he should get others to write hooks for him.
Though, I seem to recall Joell helping with a few on Gates.