WZRD

3/5

WZRD

WZRD

  1. gives it a: 2/5

    Eh……not as bad as Loutallica…but a let down when you consider the parties involved. Sometimes shit doesn’t translate.

  2. gives it a: 3/5

    A really cool idea; a really underwhelming effort.

  3. gives it a: 5/5

    Its unusual for artists who have success in one genre to use their pull to try their shot at something else completely. Other than Lil Wayne, who basically rapped over professional guitar riffs, no rapper really made a jump into rock. Cudi’s attempt at rock music has him learning to play guitar & producer Dot Da Genius playing bass.

    The result is a okay attempt at a new genre. Cudi trading in rapping his lines for the chance to croon them. He doesn’t sound half bad either. Instead of a drummer, the duo make due with a drum machine and the result has the pair straddling the line between the urban world and planet rock.

  4. gives it a: 1/5

    It’s not like I was a rabid Cudi fan before this, but it underwhelms compared to his Man on the Moon efforts. Which is a shame, because I’m all for a newer, experimental, more organic approach. It’s a cool enough vibe record, but little for me beyond that.

  5. gives it a: 1/5

    Vice: Colt 45, Cigarettes, Cocaine
    Mind’s Eye: Explosions, Motorcycles, Light-Up Dance Floor
    Consume With: Cocktails, Shrimp, Tapas
    Sex: Missionary, Doggie, Fake Tits
    Primary Sounds: Soaring Synths, Drum Machines, Space
    Colors: Neon, Black, White
    For Fans Of: Bloodhound Gang, Insane Clown Posse, Seal
    Feels Like: Buckhead (ATL), Marmot Jackets, Onesies
    What I’d Say: Stop, Go somewhere else, No thanks

  6. gives it a: 4/5

    Standout Tracks:
    The Dream Time Machine
    Brake
    Dr. Pill.

    From the ominous sounding instrumental opening track “The Arrival” to the laid back “The Dream Time Machine” to the single “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie” this album is pretty impressive. I’ve always enjoyed Kid Cudi’s music from the hip-hop side of things and WZRD is an awesome diversion from that genre while still maintaining Cudi’s signature vocal styles. This album will not be for everyone but Kid Cudi fans will be at home

  7. gives it a: 3/5

    Overall this album is a must for any Scott Mescudi fan. Mr. Solo Dolo branches out only slightly here in his wizardly collaboration with producer Dot da Genius. The tracks themselves are phenomenal, however, Cudi’s vocals remind me of every slow jammed track on any of his solo albums. That being said, if you’re a fan of KiD CuDi as a solo artist, you’ll most certainly enjoy WZRD. It definitely, in my personal opinion, stands lightyears ahead of Lil Wayne’s “rock” album, Rebirth.