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Brockhampton - Ginger
The internet's favorite boyband is back with the release of their highly anticipated fifth album, GINGER. The rap collective returns to the spotlight after a year-long hiatus, an unusual gap for the notoriously productive group, that was used to recover from the various pitfalls that came along with their rapid rise to fame. The recent struggles endured by Brockhampton's members are openly expressed throughout the project, with Joba summing up the artists' mutual feelings best on NO HALO with the lines, "been goin' through it again...lost a part of me, but I'm still here". Fittingly, the album has a gloomy, dejected feel, and much of the track-list seems to have a dark cloud hanging over it. Songs like DEARLY DEPARTED and LOVE ME FOR LIFE clearly establish overarching themes of depression, nihilistic self-reflection, and abandonment, among others. Despite their inherently disheartening subject matter, certain tracks like BOY BYE and IF YOU PRAY RIGHT retain some of the group's signature style and energy, featuring the catchy choruses and bouncy instrumentals they're known for. All things considered, this record is by no means Brockhampton's best, but it fits their current situation, and for that reason I respect it for what it is.
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Author: Frank McLaughlin
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