Flying's Lotus' "You're Dead"
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Premature Evaluation: Flying Lotus You're Dead!

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Full disclosure: I am not exactly well-versed in the deep, labyrinthine history of jazz music. Sure, I know my Mingus from my Monk, my Coltrane from my Coleman,
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This article was a very early review of Flying Lotus'  new album and it critiqued the use of jazz throughout the project.  The author continues on to talk about Lotus' collaboration with Thundercat, a hugely successful bassist with a very unique style.  Flying Lotus is known for working with Thundercat to get the most unique bass lines.  Stereogum is definitely a great source for this type of news because they've been around for a long time and have a reputation for it's musical critique.  

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Paige W's curator insight, September 10, 2015 11:58 PM

Being an admirer of Flying Lotus myself, this album review covers his latest album 'You're Dead' and discusses his use of jazz, compilations with Thundercat, and his initial sound back with his '1983' album.

Andre Ellis's curator insight, October 10, 2015 9:07 PM

Flying Lotus's new album Youre Dead brought back that nostalgic feeling from his Cosmogramma days.

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Premature Evaluation: Flying Lotus You're Dead!

Premature Evaluation: Flying Lotus You're Dead! | Flying's Lotus' "You're Dead" | Scoop.it
Full disclosure: I am not exactly well-versed in the deep, labyrinthine history of jazz music. Sure, I know my Mingus from my Monk, my Coltrane from my Coleman,
Nathan's insight:

This article was a very early review of Flying Lotus'  new album and it critiqued the use of jazz throughout the project.  The author continues on to talk about Lotus' collaboration with Thundercat, a hugely successful bassist with a very unique style.  Flying Lotus is known for working with Thundercat to get the most unique bass lines.  Stereogum is definitely a great source for this type of news because they've been around for a long time and have a reputation for it's musical critique.  

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Paige W's curator insight, September 10, 2015 11:58 PM

Being an admirer of Flying Lotus myself, this album review covers his latest album 'You're Dead' and discusses his use of jazz, compilations with Thundercat, and his initial sound back with his '1983' album.

Andre Ellis's curator insight, October 10, 2015 9:07 PM

Flying Lotus's new album Youre Dead brought back that nostalgic feeling from his Cosmogramma days.

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Music Review: 'You're Dead!' By Flying Lotus

Music Review: 'You're Dead!' By Flying Lotus | Flying's Lotus' "You're Dead" | Scoop.it
Steven Ellison has built an impressive reputation among critics and fans in the know for mixing hip hop, jazz and electronica into something original. But even for the aforementioned followers, the new album from Ellison — better-known as Flying Lotus — is a surprise. It's all about death, not as something to be mourned but as a journey to be anticipated.
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This article has the dialogue of a live radio broadcast where the speaker gives vivid descriptions of the music with samples mixed within it.  NPR is a great source that is trustworthy because they have a critically acclaimed reputation.  The radio station often goes in depth on many more topics and is known for its interviews.  

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Andre Ellis's curator insight, October 10, 2015 9:16 PM

Even though the album is great, it's relatively short.

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Flying Lotus: Inside the Mind of a Mad Beat Scientist

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Flying Lotus, Thom Yorke's favorite DJ, makes the trippiest album of the year – and hits the Top 20.
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This article is wonderfully written and talks about Flying Lotus' new album hitting the Billboard's top 100 with up and coming artists like Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg featured on it.  I think it's inspiring to see someone make it big that started very small.  The Rolling Stone magazine is definitely a reliable source of news.  

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Andre Ellis's curator insight, October 10, 2015 9:22 PM

Flying Lotus is one of the most talented producers of the past decade.

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Flying Lotus debuts unreleased Kendrick Lamar collaboration — watch - Consequence of Sound

Flying Lotus debuts unreleased Kendrick Lamar collaboration — watch - Consequence of Sound | Flying's Lotus' "You're Dead" | Scoop.it
A mighty accompaniment to the vast and swirling "Never Catch Me".
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Kendrick is one of the biggest names in rap right now, he's debatably the best.  Now that Flying Lotus has produced for Kendrick, he will start to become much more famous in the coming months.  Flying Lotus is now on the scene and ready to prove his talent with "You're Dead".  Both Kendrick and Lotus are in the process of working on more projects in the future.  

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Andre Ellis's curator insight, October 10, 2015 9:18 PM

Warp records should release an alternate copy of the album with all the unreleased features.

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Flying Lotus: You're Dead!

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Flying Lotus' fifth album has the stated theme of the one thing every single human has in common, and just about every conceivable style of music is prone to address: the inevitability and condition of death, and how mysterious it really is. Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, and others contribute.
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This article from Pitchfork is reliable in my opinion because Pitchfork carries a reputation in the music scene.  This writer talks more about the true meaning of the album and the motives behind its sounds.  It also talks about how the album relates to Flying Lotus' life.  

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Andre Ellis's curator insight, October 10, 2015 9:16 PM

This album is psychodelic and short.