Lil Peep – “Come Over When You’re Sober” review

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Almost a year after the release of his terrible breakout mixtape Hellboy, New York SoundCloud rapper Lil Peep is now delivering his debut full-length album. The album opens up with “Benz Truck (Гелик)”, where Lil Peep is pretty much singing comatosely about not letting his newfound fame change him over an ominous trap instrumental. The next track “Save That Shit” sounds underwritten, as he’s just basically copied & pasted the same lyrics about relationship issues over & over but at least the acoustic/trap fused beat is decent. The song “Awful Things” continues into the whole bad relationship topic over a psychedelic guitar with some snares, but it just sounds like he’s just yelling at me rather than pouring his heart out. Especially during the hook. Oh & as for the sole feature from Peep’s fellow GothBoiClique member Lil Tracy that pops up on here: Yeah, it doesn’t do any justice whatsoever. The track “U Said” has beat switch up during the 2nd half that’s actually not too bad, but the lyrics about popping pills to escape the pain that Lil Peep is going through just comes off as corny. Especially with the line about him wishing he didn’t have a heart so he couldn’t love his girl. The song “Better Off (Dying)” talks about how he’s not gonna make it over a spacey trap instrumental & his vocals on here are probably the most laughable on the entire project. The penultimate track “The Brightside” is a cloudy guitar-ballad where Peep realizing that his ex wasn’t the right one for him, but it’s just sappy. The closer “Problems” reflects about his ex & how she acts like he’s now to her, but he just sounds so atonal that it’s painful. Although Pitchfork recently calling him “the future of emo”, I don’t think this makes the case for it at all. In fact, this is almost as bad as Hellboy was. Sure the production has slightly improved, but the singing is just as awful & the lyrics are as equally melodramatically corny than before. I’m not saying Lil Peep isn’t depressed, he might be. I’m saying if you want an emo release in 2017 that has legitimate emotion, this is not worth your time. I’m sure the upcoming World’s a Beautiful Place & I’m No Longer Afraid to Die album Always Foreign has all of that covered for us

Score: 0.5/5

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