Kid Cudi – Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven (Republic, 2015)
Kid Cudi’s Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven is one of the worst albums to come out of 2015 and possibly one of the worst albums to come out this decade. In this project, Kid Cudi ventures away from his hip-hop roots to create a punk rock/grunge album that would have Kurt Cobain rolling over in his grave. The album’s opener, “Edge of the Earth/Post Mortem Boredom,” sets the tone for the album with sloppily played guitars and whiney crooning; Cudi is truly convinced of his own greatness on this album. To close out a handful of songs, Beavis and Butthead make an appearance to praise Cudi’s “genius.” Each song typically becomes unbearable to listen to within the first thirty seconds as the lackluster riffs and Cudi’s vocals begin to dig under your skin. Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven is a bloated and puzzling test of patience.
Trial Song: “Confused”