Borgore – The Buygore Album Review [2/4]

Buygore Album

Just 6 short months after releasing #NewGoreOrder, Borgore releases the Buygore Album. Releasing the album on January 13, Borgore attempts to generate even more hype for The Buygore Show Tour which starts just two days later in Orlando, Florida. Borgore is making a his Chicago tour stop on Saturday February 7th to a sold out show at Concord Music Hall. Dotcom, Riggi & Piros and Sikdope join Borgore in select cities on tour as supporting acts. The album itself includes collaborations with all tour mates as well as other artists including Ookay.

borgore - the buygore show tourThe Buygore Album is sure to please the most hardcore and ratchet of Borgore fans, but will certainly let down the casual fan, like me, who needed a bit convincing to buy what he is selling. This short 8 track album has everything you would expect: the raunchy lyrics, R rated themes, ridiculously weird sounds, some trap and of course Borgore singing.

The opening song “Blow Your Mind” (feat Borgore) is as good as trap gets, at least for me. With Ookay behind the song it’s sure to please the trap lovers, and warns the audience that this is not in fact the #NEWGOREORDER Borgore we came to love but yet another reincarnation. The absolute gem of the album is “Set Free” (feat. Yael), her voice takes the track to level no amount of bass or dirt can do to any other of Borgore’s tracks. She was also featured in one song on #NEWGOREORDER and I doubt this is the last well see of her.  “Cant Squad with us” is the most dubstep song of the album and is sure to start a new hash tag trend on twitter. Borgore provides the calm yet dissing lyrics to all his haters while the filthy drop pleases the ears of any Borgore/dubstep fan.  “Nope” feat Shay Gray gives you a heavy dose of hip hop influence with a good beat so it definitely grows on you.

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“Lindsay Lohan” feat. Juaz has a good steady beat and deserves credible mention, but unfortunately its boring and mundane. It’s a house song that never was. It is but it isn’t and that’s why it’s neither good or bad, it’s just there to take up space.

The line is drawn with “Dolphin Attack” and “Space Kitten Invasion”. “Dolphin Attack” at least structurally makes some sense while “Space Kitten Invasion” is just way out there. I have no clue how this song will work itself into any of his set but I guess we’ll have to find out on Saturday night.

My final collusion is that I miss the #NewGoreOrder Borgore. Maybe it was a more mainstream sound but I didn’t feel awkward listening to it. I already went from liking a select few of his old tracks to loving #NewGoreOrder giving it 4 out of 4 stars, but I cannot give this average album more than an average 2 out of 4. Here’s hoping Borgore blows my mind at Concord Music Hall.



Dillon Francis at The Aragon 12/5/14 [Recap]

After listening. to Dillon’s new album “Money Sucks Friends Rule” it was clear to me I wanted to see him when he  made his tour stop in Chicago.  That says a lot considering the last time I saw Dillon in Chicago he played at the Aragon Ballroom with Excision and both were disappointing to say the least. Since then Dillon has released several hit tracks; “Messages” and “Get Low” just to name a few that lead to his album release.

Read WhySoChi’s official review of “Money Sucks Friends Rule” HERE.

IMG_7503-logoTrippy Turtle was a nice surprise as the opening act right before Dillon came on stage. He played a nice mix of 90’s rap songs with a trappy remixes and mash ups. The crowd responded well and got down to the funky beats.

From the moment Dillon came on, dropping the black sheet covering up his intricate stage set up, it was clear it was going to be a great show. He started out with “I Cant Believe It’s Not Butter”  which matched the already high energy the crowd was projecting. Dillon did nothing short of facilitating a high energy house party in a mainstream event with 5000 of his closest friends. The whole set was fun. The confetti drop was great and having the whole venue sing along to ” When We Were Young” brought everyone together.

Check out the handful of pictures i took from the balcony before rushing downstairs to join the party.

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