Ego Death sits chiefly atop the pile of things I missed out on in 2015. It never would’ve entered my periphery if people didn’t keep constantly bringing it up as the year’s most underrated and slept on album. They’re probably right! Ego Death exudes glowing vibes and rich instrumentation that fills their songs with slick grooves, or bustling parties, or velvet sensuality.
“Special Affair/Curse” is a methodical, prowling song that pivots into dream-like euphoria in a big way. Then Tyler pops in, who might be the best in the business at just rapping while looking at a camera and seeming natural and cool about it.
The Internet’s Grammy-nominated album Ego Death is out now via Odd Future.