Spank Rock: Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar

Spank Rock, Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking LiarSpank Rock: Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar
Spank Rock‘s 2006 debut album, YoYoYoYoYo, was critically praised by outlets like AllMusic. One thing was noted through all reviews and that was that the album was heavy on sex lyrics. No critic seemed to particularly like the lyricism on the album, but no one could argue that beatmiester XXXChange is what made the album great. Five years later, Spank Rock finally has produced a follow up album. The question is can the lyrics catch up with the production on Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar?
The album shows promise right from the beginning. The opening track “Ta Da” is not about sex. It starts off with an unassuming minimalistic beat with MC Spank Rock rapping over the top some words of wisdom that sound like they came off an inspirational poster. He raps “let me shine a little light on your shelf/a man is not a man if he don’t speak for himself/a man is not a man if he don’t shoot for the stars/a man is not a man if ain’t writing his bars.” As the song evolves so does the beat. The beat gets more frantic with elements of electroclash coming in and the lyrics get more social. MC Spank Rock raps “rappers sound the same and every ghetto is a trap/all they chasin is the cheese and ever nigga is a rat.” These lyrics sound more like Talib Kweli than what listeners are used to from Spank Rock.
Of course that is not to say that Spank Rock do not still channel their inner 2 Live Crew. “Nasty” was the lead track released from the album. The track is nothing more than a sexed up rave track complete with lyrics like “Pushing up on your back side/Pushing back on my dick, right/Rub it like a kid on a donkey ride.” But the dance material is where XXXChange really shines on the beat. He creates a track that has both an old school hip hop feel and a futuristic electro feel.
While I can not completely embrace the sexual deviant lyric writing, Spank Rock does finally show some chances of breaking out of the cycle. With a plethora of new subject matter explored on the album and XXXChange still seeming on his game, Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar makes Spank Rock seem like they are headed in the right direction.
Rating: 8.2/10
MP3: Spank Rock “Ta Da”
Buy: iTunes or Insound!

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