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All Music Guide - Clayton Purdom
It almost feels mean-spirited to call P.O.S. rap-rock, so sullied is that name from millennial mook-rock, but as he proudly interpolates Fugazi and Notorious B.I.G. on Never Better, it becomes obvious that this term is one he's determined to redefine. Track titles like "Drumroll We're All Thirsty" and "Terrorish" don't disappoint, all churlish guitar thuds, chest-thumping choruses and rapid-fire rhymes; it feels like the Linkin Park aesthetic done right, which is, really, a strange artistic achievement, but one handily accomplished. These hot flashes of intensity are nicely contrasted by neighbors like the darkly soothing "Optimist We Are Not for Them" and the satisfying...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Clayton Purdom
It almost feels mean-spirited to call P.O.S. rap-rock, so sullied is that name from millennial mook-rock, but as he proudly interpolates Fugazi and Notorious B.I.G. on Never Better, it becomes obvious that this term is one he's determined to redefine. Track titles like "Drumroll We're All Thirsty" and "Terrorish" don't disappoint, all churlish guitar thuds, chest-thumping choruses and rapid-fire rhymes; it feels like the Linkin Park aesthetic done right, which is, really, a strange artistic achievement, but one handily accomplished. These hot flashes of intensity are nicely contrasted by neighbors like the darkly soothing "Optimist We Are Not for Them" and the satisfying boom-bap of "Savion Glover," giving the album some assured ebbs in intensity. Better still is the bombastically chintzy "Goodbye," which sounds like the type of beat Just Blaze would save for his very favorite client. But this is staunchly P.O.S.' show, and as an MC he's eager to dazzle. While his big emphatic Midwestern enunciation recalls Eminem, his emo-rap fixations are more in line with El-P or Cadence Weapon. He's fixated, obsessed even, with his friends, particularly those who've abused his trust, and constructs his record from the pensive moments of solitude between vainglorious barnburners. Between this brutal bleating and the general anger of the production, the record is dank and punishing on the ears -- probably just as P.O.S. intended, but still a step or two shy of the sonic maturity he so yearns to lend the subgenre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2009
  • Label: Rhymesayers
  • UPC: 826257010223
  • Catalog Number: 70102
  • Sales rank: 64,563

Album Credits

Performance Credits
P.O.S Primary Artist, Organ, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Bones Jones Vocals, Musician
Jessy Greene Violin
Matt Scharenbroich Drums
Judah Nagler Guest Appearance
The Bled Vocals
Dave Turncrantz Drums
Erin Tate Drums
Cecil Otter Vocals
Turbo Nemisis scratching
Ryan Cybul Vocals
Ruben Vela II Vocals
Mike the 2006 King Turntables
Maria Juranic Hand Clapping
Julie Kravitz Vocals
Joel Anderson Vocals
Glorily Velez Vocals
F. Stokes Vocals
Eric Carlson Vocals
Lazerbeak Piano, Vocals
Technical Credits
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Jason Shevchuk Composer
Paper Tiger Composer
P.O.S Composer
Stef "P.O.S." Alexander Executive Producer
Sim's Composer
MK Larada Composer
Mk Larada Composer
Dessa Composer
R. Sims Composer
Lazerbeak Composer
Paper Tiger Composer
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