New album is really really good. I was expecting to be let down since I was afraid that he was moving way too much towards a more experimental or maybe abstract type of hip-hop when I heard Cult Leader and 1984, but those songs really grew on me, and the rest of the album has this very special vibe. Yes, I prefer the deeply emotional and sad vibes on The Balancing Act, whilst Flowers For My Father felt a bit transitional, and Ultraviolet... Well, it feels a lot more... dark. TBA was melancholic and sad, this is more dark and just... it sounds like an album I should listen to during a rainy night in the city, watching the neon signs in the windows of stores.
So it's darker, and it has a different kind of production, but at the same time, the songs are still emotional, just in a different way than in TBA, and I feel like he released the worst songs first, sooo.