Last Friday Cleaveland Rapper, singer, producer, and multi-instramentalist Kid Cudi released his fifth ‘album’ (If that’s what you want to call it) Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven. This 91 minute piece of crap is his follow up to his 2014 even uglier piece of crap Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon. At 18 tracks, this has to be this year’s longest and biggest upsets in music.
With lead single titles like “Judgemental C**t,” Kid Cudi’s take on a grunge/punk rock sound is a slap in the face to even the most die-hard of fans. As a whole Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven is far too acoustic and overuses vocal reverb. If I wanted to listen to post-punk/folk music I’d go see a Nirvana tribute band! This record sounds like going on a camping trib with some weird psychedelic drug taking dude you met at a music festival. It is far too acoustic for what us early Cudi fans are use to. The heavy distortion on each track had me skipping forward before most songs met their halfway point.
Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven sounds like it was recorded in some record shop that doubles as a venue. Perhaps it would be acceptable as a side project but absolutely not for a feature album. There were interesting points on the record such as “Fairy Tale Remains” which reminded me a bit of the late great Camu Tao (a deceased Ohio musician who Cudi once sited as an influence). And what the hell is with those Beavis and Butthead skits?! They’re not even remotely funny!
2015 has been an unforgettable year for us in music and for Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven to be such a disappointment is shameful. This Speedin’ Bullet is landing right in Kid Cudi’s chest with a 0.5/5 palms.