P.O.S.-Chill, Dummy (2017)

My Rating: 88% (A-)

Pitchfork Rating: 74%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: 83%

Average Rating: 82%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Born A Snake
  2. Bully
  3. Faded
  4. Get Ate
  5. Gravedigger
  6. Infinite Scroll
  7. Lanes
  8. Pieces-Ruins
  9. Roddy Piper
  10. Sleepdrone-Superposition
  11. Thieves-Kings
  12. Wearing A Bear

Label:

Doomtree Records

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Feeling like a funky bad ass.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

It’s incredible I love it!

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Yes!!!

Final Thoughts:

P.O.S. continues to impress me, every album of his I dig into I’m reminded of how original and underrated he truly is. Chill, Dummy is an album that made me proud to have been with this guy for awhile, he’s growing as an artist and it’s awesome to see his growth with this album. He mixes in a little bit of his hard-core side on this album, where even the opener Born A Snake makes you wonder if you invested in an early Rage Against The Machine release. P.O.S. is an artist who will be respected in time, with all of the music coming out it’s easy to miss this release, but I think given a few years this will be as well respected as Aesop Rock’s The Impossible Kid.

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P.O.S.-We Don’t Even Live Here (2012)

My Rating: 82% (B+)

Pitchfork Rating: 57%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: 76%

Average Rating: 72%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Bumper
  2. Fuck Your Stuff
  3. How We Land (ft. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver)
  4. Wanted/Wasted (ft. Astronautalis)
  5. They Can’t Come (ft. Sims)
  6. Lock-Picks, Knives, Bricks & Bats
  7. Fire In The Hole/Arrow To The Action
  8. Get Down (ft. Mitclan)
  9. All Of It
  10. Weird Friends (We Don’t Even Live Here)
  11. Piano Hits (ft. Isaac Gale of Marijuana Deathsquads)

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Skateboarding at night.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Simple is always good.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

I own it, it’s one of the coolest looking vinyl I own.

Final Thoughts:

I bought a ticket to go see P.O.S. live when he visited Vancouver, but alas, I had one of the worst toothaches of my life, honestly it was just the worst, so I missed it. But I decided in return I’d dig through some of his albums and I’m stoked on what I’m discovering, or in this case rediscovering. I first heard P.O.S. through False Hopes by Doomtree, I later sunk my teeth into We Don’t Even Live Here and Never Better, finding We Don’t Even Live Here the better of the two. We Don’t Even Live Here is a really diverse album with a Bon Iver feature , lots of aggressive drumbeats, and lyrics that you want to study. P.O.S. is a very talented emcee, not one to make you laugh, but make you think, and any thought provoking emcee is a commodity nowadays.

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