WZRD - WZRD
Label: Universal Republic – 001652902
Format: Vinyl, LP
Genre: Funk / Soul, Hip Hop, Rock
1 WZRD – The Arrival 2:51
2 WZRD – High Off Life 5:13
3 WZRD – The Dream Time Machine (Feat. Empire of the Sun) 4:47
4 WZRD – Love Hard 4:37
5 WZRD – Live & Learn 4:34
6 WZRD – Brake 5:04
7 WZRD – Teleport 2 Me, Jamie 3:58
8 WZRD – Where Did You Sleep Last Night? 4:13
9 WZRD – Efflictim 4:27
10 WZRD – Dr. Pill 4:12
11 WZRD – Upper Room 3:12
Personnel: Kid Cudi (guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion); Dot Da Genius (keyboards, drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Noah Goldstein.
Recording information: Scott`s Crib; The Brewery Recordings, Brooklyn, NY; Wildman`s Tour Bus.
Director: Sandy Brummels.
Photographers: Pamela Littky; Kyledidthis.
Straight out the gate I put it together in my mind that he was feelin' the rock grunge of Nirvana / Kurt Cobain lyrics when he released "Brake" which parallels wonderfully with Lithium's lyric "I Miss/Love/Killed You. I'm Not Gonna Crack". Cleverly instead of Break....He switches it up to a whole new meaning putting the petal to the metal with "Brake". Don't get me wrong Kid Cudi fans, this isn't really true rock, I wouldn't even mind putting it a experimental catergory or 'Other' Since I'd hate to put it with the other "gumball pop" that's out there right now. Its got more substance than that. Its got the vocals on point. GENIUS & utterly terrific soulful & chilling vocals on Nirvana's cover of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?"
I love this WZRD side to Kid Cudi, it shows how versatile he could be in genres & it def. was a whole different world to tap into after Man On The Moon. When I heard "Brake" But then I thought too much about how of how Kid Cudi is hip/hop & maybe a little rap/pop. & This is not what I was expecting from WZRD with that said. This isn't a 5 star album because I think of Kid Cudi & I 'know' he what he has the potential to do, & this album didn't truly reveal all of it. I feel like we just got a simple sneak 'peak' at what there capable of doing. But sadly this was not their full potential.
They should keep that Kid Cudi innocence sound in its lyrics that of...a kid...like in "Upper Room" or "Efflictm". But the sound I'm gonna suggest keep showing more instrumentals like in "Teleport 2 Me, Jamie" (Feat. Desire). & They should try to get inspiration from (I hate to put names out there, cause it sounds like I'm under-minding their own sound but I'm trying not to) The Neptunes. They did a good rock/rap album. The key is to being influenced by & not f-ing straight up mocking but respecting the artist (I hate that a lot of artists are doing that right now) It's a shame in & of itself.
WZRD Listening Session, NYC. Thursday, February, 23, 2012 at W.i.P.
Kid Cudi & WZRD - Brake
First ever live performance
Kid Cudi & WZRD 'Teleport 2 Me'
First live Performance
wow there's a huge contrast between cudi on the stage as a singer, and cudi on stage as a rapper