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Doris by Earl Sweatshirt



Earl Sweatshirt

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Label: Tan Cressida/Columbia
"What good is the weather if you're bipolar," asks Earl on "Chum." Two years previous, his blasphemous mixtape Earl promised a different career trajectory. Maybe it was the stint in reform school that tamed him or simply self-reflection, but his follow-up Doris is densely introverted, a web of rhymes masquerading as late night venting. Hodgy Beats' claim that "Hive" sears like six furnaces seems far-fetched; this is a slow burn that rewards numerous listens. Earl may be too depressed to work up any real enthusiasm, but songs like "Hoarse" and "20 Wave Caps" sound thrilling anyway.

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