Brilliant album. Just so visceral, claustrophobic and intense.
This is album is a powerful affirmation of what music can be. It can be transportive and immersive, with the power to alter perceptions of reality.
As a hip-hop release - and this is what this is - this takes artists like Kendrick and DJ Shadow, fuses them, and propels them to the outer limits.
Like Sepultura's monumental 'Roots' album, this is a landmark release for the genre and one of the most important albums of the year.