Music carries many different meanings; some people prefer country, while others prefer rock. However, I am not sure there are words to describe Insane Clown Posse’s newest album Bang! Pow! Boom!, which surprisingly is not part of a cereal’s slogan.
The album exhibits many genres of music, from rap to rock, and then a double-shot of downright awful. This album is already in the running for worst album of the year in my opinion, and it’s only the beginning of April.
The album starts off with a track of a demonic-sounding voice talking about someone coming to perform a cleansing. The third track, “In Yo Face,” includes thought provoking and clever lyrics such as, “Phonies out there posing as Juggalos/But see it as a demographic to push what-have-it/In yo face!” They do, however, let the listener know that they are delivering “something special for you” and that “they have you covered, homie.” Apparently, they went to the cemetery and resurrected the word “homie” from 2001.
If I had to pick one good song on the album, I couldn’t. It is terrible from start to finish. The beats are amateur and at times have absolutely zero rhythm to them. The lyrics sound like a sixth-grader just figured out he could curse and is throwing out as many words as possible to impress his friends. Half of them make no sense at all and the other half are just self-indulgent. Rapper Shaggy does throw a shout out to his mother and thanks her for his time on the Earth. You have to give credit to a guy for knowing his roots.
Overall, Bang! Pow! Boom! is just a terrible album. It isn’t even one of those records where it’s so bad it’s good. Don’t waste your money, and don’t buy this album. If you do, you will wish that the song “Imma Kill You” carried a little truth in advertising.