P.O.S. – We Don't Even Live Here
Doomtree co-founder P.O.S. brings another sonically dense alt-rap assault with his fourth LP, and although the synth-heavy palette he's working with this time somewhat marginalises his punk edge in favour of a more accessible, electro-orientated sound, he can't exactly be accused of dumbing down or mellowing out, as his witty, in your face lyricism – particularly on anti-Capitalist banger Fuck Your Stuff – proves. The spacey, futuristic-yet-retro vibe calls El-P's production on his and Killer Mike's latest efforts.
An auto-tuned guest spot from Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on Where We Land might work as well as he did on Yeezy's last solo outing, but the rapid-fire electronics on Get Down and the album's title track don't quite marry with its smoother, poppier numbers. Despite this uneven dynamic, it's an interesting change-up for the Minnesota-based rapper, brimming with other, more subtle nuances worth returning for.