Earl Sweatshirt – FEET OF CLAY
Released: 1 November 2019
Earl Sweatshirt delivers FEET OF CLAY, an aptly-titled album that drags its feet in terms of delivering its lyrics with meaning and tact.
At times, FEET OF CLAY plays like technically-sound literature – but at other times it sounds like a jumbled, wordy mess. 7 songs is not nearly enough time to flesh out Earl’s state-of-mind or creative direction on FEET OF CLAY.
★★★: Average-Good; does little to establish the artist or maintain quality.
★★★★★: Best in show; pinnacle release from an all-time great artist.
★★★★1/2: Stellar example of genre; peak potential.
★★★★: Excellent; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.
★★★1/2: Very good; a few bland songs or minor flaws throughout.
★★★: Good; fans of the artist will find value here.
★★1/2: Average; does little to establish the artist or maintain quality.
★★: Unexceptional; a few highlights but otherwise bland.
★1/2: Weak; unrecommended for anyone but major fans of the style and/or artist.
★: Seriously flawed; very poor work but relatively listenable.
1/2: Terrible; a true embarrassment and akin to audio masochism.