Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Mini Review: Lupe Fiasco - Lasers

I’m looking to make the mini reviews a lot more "mini", so I’ll try to wrap this up in a few sentences. Lupe Fiasco’s long delayed third LP, Lasers, shows the star potential many saw in the rapper’s 2006 debut Food and Liquor, but since his label Atlantic decided to interfere so heavily with the production you’d be hard pressed to find many songs to enjoy. Virtually all the beats sound messy, brash and over-poppy to the point of cacophony, burying Fiasco’s social wisdom until his ideologies are rendered almost meaningless. "All Black Everything" contains arguably the most interesting, thought-provoking  lyrics but the noisy, Disney-like beat prevents me from wanting to go back. "The Show Goes On" may be the most enjoyable, despite the lifted Modest Mouse hook, but the rest is unfortunately not worth your time. Go elsewhere.

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