(2015) Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven

Kid Cudi

... read moreSounding like his 2012 rap-rock album/project WZRD but without the polish, Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven finds Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi becoming Cleveland rocker Kid Cudi via the garage. Production is minimal, everything sounds raw, and the songwriting could be stream-of-consciousness since the lyrics...

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01:31′:26″ 26 Songs

Disk 1

1
Edge Of The Earth/Post Mortem Boredom
Kid Cudi
4:45
2
Confused!
Kid Cudi
3:56
3
Man In The Night
Kid Cudi
3:50
4
Screwed
Kid Cudi
2:27
5
Fade 2 Red
Kid Cudi
2:57
6
Adventures
Kid Cudi
6:10
7
The Nothing
Kid Cudi
3:30
8
Amen
Kid Cudi
3:04
9
Handle With Care
Kid Cudi
3:45
10
Judgmental C**T
Kid Cudi
3:05
11
Séance Chaos
Kid Cudi
1:53
12
Fairy Tale Remains
Kid Cudi
3:06
13
Wedding Tux
Kid Cudi
2:32
14
Angered Kids
Kid Cudi
3:31
15
Red Sabbath
Kid Cudi
4:38
16
Fuchsia Butterflies
Kid Cudi
2:45
17
Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven
Kid Cudi
4:34
18
Embers
Kid Cudi
3:00

Disk 2

1
Anomaly (Rehearsal Demo)
Kid Cudi
4:36
2
The Return Of Chip Douglas (Demo)
Kid Cudi
4:15
3
Trauma
Kid Cudi
2:44
4
Wait! (Rehearsal Demo)
Kid Cudi
1:58
5
Insides Out
Kid Cudi
3:07
6
Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven (Acoustic Demo)
Kid Cudi
3:24
7
Worth
Kid Cudi
5:17
8
Melting
Kid Cudi
2:37
Released 04 December 2015, ℗ 2015 Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

Sounding like his 2012 rap-rock album/project WZRD but without the polish, Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven finds Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi becoming Cleveland rocker Kid Cudi via the garage. Production is minimal, everything sounds raw, and the songwriting could be stream-of-consciousness since the lyrics are generally simple or just strange. For outsiders, "Confused!" is the track to pick, as it sticks in the head with the "Who am I? Who are we?/All I want is to feel complete" chorus, and then resonates with "I hate the drugs but I love the numb." "Fairy Tale Remains" sounds as if Death Grips aimed to make a My Bloody Valentine album and the chops just weren't there, but much of Speedin' Bullet would benefit from a better band, another run through the writing, or outside ideas. Longtime fans who love getting stuck in this artist's head might enjoy all the freedom and questions, while outsiders could argue it's just sloppy and confused. He's a maverick, no doubt, but he's also just earned himself his own wing in the Hall of Albums Best Left to Hardcore Fans. ~ David Jeffries