KNDS Album of the Month
‘We Don’t Even Live Here’, by P.O.S. Review
Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 14:11
Every once in a while, the NDSU radio station KNDS likes to present Spectrum readers with their choice for the best album of the month. That tradition continues this month with their choice for 2012’s best album of October, “We Don’t Even Live Here” by P.O.S. and its review.
The review that follows was written by DJ Alex Hoffman of KNDS.
Minneapolis rapper P.O.S. continues to rock his punk-rap style with his October album “We Don’t Even Live Here”. Snares characteristic of P.O.S. are complimented by electronic sounds that we haven’t heard before on any of his previous albums. Track one, Bumper, tells you right away that this is going to be a different flavor of P.O.S than you’ve tasted before.
Perhaps the most single-worthy track on the album, Get Down, carries the electronic sounds that we see trending throughout the rest of his latest and greatest. This crowd starter will be the song you’ll remember got the fans jumping if you made your way to First Avenue in Minneapolis for a night of Rhymesayers entertainment.
A collection of rebellious, subdued rage lyrics and suspenseful beats makes listening to parts of “We Don’t Even Live Here” feel like he’s reached the edge. The album closes with Piano Hits, a collaboration with Marijuana Deathsquads’ Isaac Gale. The background vocals will push you next to P.O.S. on the edge, leaving you with silence and wanting more after the disc stops spinning. Other featured artists include Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and some friendly Doomtree face Sims.
P.O.S. demonstrates his talents on his new album, disproving the title of his 2009 work Never Better. He has indeed gotten better with the exciting addition of edgy lyrics, electronic beats and interesting collaborations. “We Don’t Even Live Here” is definitely worth a listen for existing Rhymesayers fans or someone interested in watching an artist develop.