Let’s get something straight: XXX was a great album, a complicated album, a psychedelic meditation on survival and excess, at turns (and sometimes simultaneously) a celebration and a lamentation. It was followed by a long string of strictly celebratory interviews, EPs, and guest verses — a blatant brand-building exercise that succeeded more in caricaturization than characterization.
Old is the follow up that XXX deserved. A dichotomization and a hybridization, it’s anything but a boring sequel and far stronger than its first singles “Dip” and “Kush Coma” would have you believe.
Flomax (stream Old) below via Spotify, pre-order on iTunes, or if you yourself are an old person, you can wait until October 8 for the physical copies, assuming of course you don’t die first.
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• Fool’s Gold: http://www.foolsgoldrecs.com