Marcel Lee




audio review : Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors ( album ) … Big Boi

Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors ( album ) ... Big Boi

A “love” song about a girl Big Boi refers to as the Apple Of My Eye begins and ends with the sound of someone biting into an apple. That’s one of many annoying little bits sprinkled about what, depending on how you classify his Speakerboxx, stands as his second or third album, entitled Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors because short album titles aren’t zany enough. The worst of those bits has a man ranting about boys who focus more on basketball than schoolwork. Even if you agree with his generalization, it’s his voice that makes him sound stupid. Nevermind the fact that the sermon seems to have no relevance in the context in which it’s presented.

Such artistic flaws would be easier to forgive, or at-least ignore, if the songs they’re mixed with were enjoyable enough to distract, but most aren’t. Big Boi’s music is quirky and fresh; and, while nowhere near my “top ten” list, his rap skills aren’t too far behind those of Outkast partner Andre 3000; but this sets lacks the appeal of his previous album. That’s most noticeable during the chorus sections. Most are decent; the rapper knows enough to recruit guest singers like Sarah Barthel of Phantogram; but the melody Wavves leader Nathan Williams provides on Shoes For Running sounds atrocious and the Thom Pettie hook hardly qualifies as such.

my rating = 3 of 5

2012

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>




new posts


new video

a girl talking about and showing her bodya girl talking about guys she have a crush ona girl showing her feeta college girl talking about stresshow I got five boxes of Honey Bunches Of Oats for five dollarsgirls talking about relationships and cheatinga girl talking about pregnancy and child supportBig Meesh rapping and talking about her mixtapeme with Tobe and Fat : Going To Florida ( song demo )a woman talking about marriageBurt eating a carrotShe Like Showing Her Butt Crack

new audio

video archive

audio archive

DJ sets






Marcel Lee on youtube.com Marcel Lee on soundcloud.com


video and audio comments


e-mail : marcellee@marcellee.com