Chalk this one up to inexperience. Then 18 and 20 years old, and only a few demos and EPs deep into the rap game, Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J's wear their 90's West Coast influences on their sleeves. It's an extremely sloppy start. Producer Mike E. Clark shows promise with his acid spin on atonal late '80s funk, but the bloated tracklist drags. Carnival of Carnage is more trouble than it is worth. Standout Track: The ultra-primitive late 80s throwback "Guts on the Ceiling.
Sounds Like: Carnival of Carnage— but with guitar! The "anything goes" whimsy of Ringmaster and Riddle Box disappears into a whirlwind of mid-paced, scratch-and-kick, drum-heavy beats, accented by guitar licks which clash more than complement. Although Clark's production takes a big step up, The Great Milenko offers little ICP hasn't already brought to the table, and does not improve on the formula. The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost Although conceptually and sonically most similar to Hell's PitLost swaps trip-hop atmosphere for dark, aggressive and polished Danny Brown and Waka Flocka-style molly rap that sacrifices silliness for violent morality tales.
Although technically proficient, ICP foregoes its strengths—pop and murky horrorcore—for a cold and relentless litany of darkness. Breaking things up with painfully earnest Scott Stapp-style vocals at a few unfortunate moments certainly doesn't help. Standout Track: The punishing atonality of "Shock" does a good job of channeling Godflesh's sparse industrial metal classic "Pulp. Sounds Like: Insane Clown Posse fulfilling their contractual obligations. The final albums that ICP recorded as part of its tempestuous deal with Island Records is heavy on murder and mayhem, but comes off as sterile and forced rather than fun or menacing.
Standout Track: Insane Clown Posse are very good at doing moody, ambient rap. The Twiztid-featuring "Crystal Ball" is one of their best songs in this style. ICP's second album steers the screeching chaos of Carnival of Carnage toward the funky silliness of mid-'90s backpack rap, with acidic nods toward Memphis' Ich Bin! - Profane Finality - Cryptic Mind (CDr horrorcore sound. Although J and Shaggy still sound more like a product of their time rather than an act of their own, Ringmaster is a fusion of disparate influences that works for about half of its 70 minutes.
Where hints of the German groups Wax Trax material used to show up in small flourishes in the '90s, the influence of the band's polished, modern material is explicit on The Tempest. This album succeeds when it doesn't lean too heavily toward nu-metal, making for a solid bridge between the new and old ICP. Standout Track: Although most of ICP's "dick-joke narrative rap" songs are in the first chunk of their catalog, "Hum Drum Boogie" is one of the best in that particular style.
Clark weaves the psychedelic weirdness of Ringmaster into the funky murkiness of British trip-hop. The result is a more distinctive voice which pushes Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope's "Dark Carnival" mythos toward a unified aesthetic. Although many songs are still often longer than necessary, the miasma of atmospheric horrorcore that enshrouds the second half of Riddle Box makes it the high-point of ICP's early career. The Wraith 's companion album is its conceptual and sonic opposite.
The sound of Hell's Pit stands out from the rest of ICP's catalog through Mike Puwal's restrained minimalism, reminiscent of mid-period Massive Attack and J Dilla, which is unusually prescient of the critically acclaimed dark electronics of The Haxan Cloak and Demdike Stare, which it predates by a few years. Although the first half of the album bears a little too much of a resemblance to Korn's disappointing output of the early s, the consistency of the second half of Hell's Pit makes it one of ICP's stronger offerings.
Mike Album) Clark directs a marked shift away from the narrative-driven rap that dominated most of ICP's career to this point, pushing it toward pop-first songwriting which has always been J and Shaggy's biggest strength. The closest thing to a primer on ICP's eclectic career, almost every song on B!
Standout Track: The video for "Miracles" made it the butt of a lot of jokes, but the song itself is an excellent interpretation of early '90s acid house that is better than anyone wants to admit.
The Marvelous Missing Link: Found Distinctly influenced by Rick James and Prince, the same production team that engineered the aggression of Lost create a package of saccharine, ambient beats that significantly better suit J and Shaggy's renewed silliness. Unapologetically upbeat, Found finds the Clowns embrace New Atlanta and Chicago progressive pop rap to their benefit. Standout Track: Insane Clown Posse have a lot of hilariously idiotic songs, but the bouncy, mid-'90s, East Coast rap-inspired "I Fucked a Cop" may be the most hilariously idiotic of them all, Ich Bin!
- Profane Finality - Cryptic Mind (CDr. The first Insane Clown Posse album without Mike E Clark who stepped away due to health issuesMike Puwal's festive, wall-of-sound production is a strong complement to ICP's newly positive, community focused lyrics. Firmly planted in rap-rock and significantly heavier than other ICP albums to date, The Wraith is an upbeat party of varied, maximalist production reminiscent of the best parts of Jeckel Brothers with an aggressively triumphant bent.
Insane Clown Posse usually deliver their death-first subject matter through a veneer of cartoonish ultra-violence that puts it in the world of tongue-in-cheek self-parody. This is not the case with the distinctly melancholic The Mighty Death Pop!
Clark's clean, Detroit techno and dark ambient-flavored production suit J and Shaggy's tales of people driven to sudden, early deaths, with poppy palette cleansers providing welcome distraction. Death Pop! Standout Track: The title track is one of the best disco tracks written in many years.
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