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Murs For President by Murs

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Murs For President

Murs

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Album

Murs For President

Murs

Play on Napster
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Label: Warner Bros.
Murs is stylistically boring -- he clogs up his lines with too many syllables, and the tone of his voice rarely modulates beyond its snappy, terse urgency. But aesthetics and velocity have never been the point -- Murs is more of a poet than a rapper, and Murs for President is strongest when it diverges from familiar tropes. "Science" gives a social history of the hip-hop generation and makes a case for the emcee as rap's Howard Zinn, while "Everything" is more personal, chronicling a history of lunchroom beat downs and social anxiety. Still, most of his songs are too knotty to be easily untangled, and that's the point.

About This Album

Murs is stylistically boring -- he clogs up his lines with too many syllables, and the tone of his voice rarely modulates beyond its snappy, terse urgency. But aesthetics and velocity have never been the point -- Murs is more of a poet than a rapper, and Murs for President is strongest when it diverges from familiar tropes. "Science" gives a social history of the hip-hop generation and makes a case for the emcee as rap's Howard Zinn, while "Everything" is more personal, chronicling a history of lunchroom beat downs and social anxiety. Still, most of his songs are too knotty to be easily untangled, and that's the point.

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About This Album

Murs is stylistically boring -- he clogs up his lines with too many syllables, and the tone of his voice rarely modulates beyond its snappy, terse urgency. But aesthetics and velocity have never been the point -- Murs is more of a poet than a rapper, and Murs for President is strongest when it diverges from familiar tropes. "Science" gives a social history of the hip-hop generation and makes a case for the emcee as rap's Howard Zinn, while "Everything" is more personal, chronicling a history of lunchroom beat downs and social anxiety. Still, most of his songs are too knotty to be easily untangled, and that's the point.