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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Grieves - 88 Keys & Counting [2008]

#1 IN UDERGROUND9's TOP TEN 2008 ALBUMS

Released: November 12th, 2008
Uploaded: January 14, 2009


Tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. Catapults
  3. Kings
    [You can listen to this song here]
  4. October In The Graveyard
    [You can listen to this song here]
  5. Dead In The Water
  6. Life In The Hive
  7. Gwenevieve
  8. Identity Cards feat. Luckyiam
    [You can listen to this song here]
  9. Nature Vs. Nurture
  10. Lock Down
    [You can listen to this song here]
  11. Learning How To Fall
  12. The March
  13. Greedy Bitch
    [You can listen to this song here]
  14. Cloud Man
  15. Eciting The Hive
[All tracks produced by Budo]

File Size: 64 MB
DOWNLOAD: Sharebee
INFO: MySpace
INCLUDED:

  • Partial Album Artwork
  • All Tracks Are VBR [Grouprip]
Artist Info:
Since the release of his first full length album, Irreversible, Grieves has been called a breath of fresh air, a breakaway phenomenon, and a lyrical mastermind. Touring constantly, Grieves stunned crowds all over the country with his distinctive voice, lyrical precision, and unparalleled style. Following Grieves' encouraging reception and a stint on the CMJ Top 20 Hip Hop charts, fans speculated on what would be next for the emergent artist.
88 Keys and Counting
is the response. A joint venture with friend and renowned Seattle based producer, Budo, 88 Keys is a matured record with themes that will challenge fans old and new alike. Armed with a distinct and fluid sound that will delight your ears and rouse your cerebrum, Grieves' second effort is not to be overlooked.

Underground9 Overview:

This album incredibly reminds me of Blu & Exile's '07 album "Below The Heavens", two unknown artists teamed up to craft an amazing mixture of rich beats, unique rapping style and honest lyrics.
Take out the instrumentals and you're left with 11 songs, 2 of which have no rapping in it, that's right, Grieves sings and he's damn good at it too. "October In The Graveyard" is one of the two, took me a while to appreciate it but the beautiful beat and deep harmonizing made it into one of my favorites.
This is a very unique release, Grieves is nothing like what we're used to hear, starting from his weird persona and geeky looks to what you would consider immature acting, but he doesn't try to be what he's not, his lyrics express that, and he does well in approaching this subject in the laid back "Identity Cards".
No need to look for highlights in this album, there's no fillers nor bad songs, my favorite is the dark lullaby "Kings", amazing beat wrapped in the abstract lyrics. I just love the mature metaphors, the meaningful subjects, the visuals he describes, this album is definitely my favorite of 2008, it has everything I could ever ask for.
The piano has 88 keys and each key differs in sound, Grieves and Budo managed to expand into more than just that, it's uniqueness is what makes "88 Keys & Counting" a classic.


Flow & Lyrics:



Beats:




Download and enjoy.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

can we get a re up of this? All the links are dead already

TheDonKilluminati said...

Ok, confiare en ti, lo bajare.

El disco de The Archive: Volume One, está excelente.

Saludos desde Tijuana.

Anonymous said...

re up please sounds dope from what i heard on youtube

Anonymous said...

I´d hear it on Youtube...and its quite good...so look to get this shit up to download it :D

Anonymous said...

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Booya!

FiswaT said...

dead link

www.youtube.com/FiswaT

drewbreezzy said...

Yeah dead links... Great artist!

Morgan said...

grieves is unbelievably talented. respect his shit

Lobo Vulgar said...

nice cd i downloades and it was very cool, more than i expect. check out my blog.

Anonymous said...

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^^ working

Sonu said...

This is an amazing album.I want to know ,Is this a studio album or a mixtape? Please lemme know.

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turquoise2u said...

The first time I heard "October in the Graveyard" I thought it was really creepy&mysterious. But, the beats wouldn't get out of my head. Definitely one of my new favorites.