#77/100 – Thavius Beck – Thru

Another one of those albums I got in the early years of Nerd Show but somehow found on vinyl later, probably at Randy’s Records in SLC. Nothing special about the pressing, but it’s a solid single LP. I picked Side B on this listen, and it reminded me of how experimental a hip-hop album it was in the early 2000s. Lots of synthesizers and drum machines, but that’s usually what happens when you can’t sample much and it’s instrumental.

Down is my favorite on this side because of it’s big, cinematic vibe with the piano, 808 kick, and guest vocals from Mia Doi Todd. Notable mention to Paranoia and Yet and Still…


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