"i really adore them, but that the seed is by far their most popular song is actually an insult to what they did in all those years..." i kinda agree. But i really do think it's a great song but the roots are so much more!
I feel like TYSYC is their best since Game Theory. Which was the best since Things Fall Apart, which, while some consider that their best, I'd give that to either Game Theory, Do You Want More?!!!??! or Illadelph Halflife.
@KiDNaGi - thats the thing tho - there is nothing deep about the new album. I think it's aiming for "deep" or experimental but it fails hard. I'm sure that many people are scared to say that they don't like the last 2 albums cuz somebody is going to tell them that they "don't get it". We all see that they are on their musical trip, it's just that the trip has been boring for a while.
5.5/10 for the new record. Not great. http://www.bensbigblog.com.au/2014/06/the-roots-and-then-you-shoot-your-cousin.html
"The problem with ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin is it is wildly inconsistent. There are moments of pure brilliance, and everytime Black Thought graces the microphone you shut up and listen because his demeanour demands attention. Each character he embodies takes on their own life, and he alone carries the concept to it's end. The rest of the band seem restless, jumping around through musical interludes that bare little resemblance to the overall mood. More Black Thought please, the man is a genius. "
New album is all over the place, not liking it at all. The whole opera angle and then going "Whats for breakfast?? Cheeseburgers!!" is jarring as hell. That Black Rock song with Dice Raw is off key, don't know whats up with that.
@IAmTheYan what a ridiculous thing to say. KingHeff is perfectly entitled to his opinion. I know how he feels, you make one negative comment about someone and immediately get shot down. I don't think it's possible to like an ENTIRE artist/band's back catalogue, especially one as vast and diverse as The Roots.