Everyone has a different set of criteria for judging an album for the first time. Some look for sonic themes, generic references, and lyrical sophistication, while I on the other hand, judge largely by the amount of seat-dancing the album elicits.
Fool’s Gold Vol. 1 rates 10/10 on the seat dancing scale – it’s that good. Ditch that yoga ball you’ve been sitting on to firm up your abs, throw this on your headphones, and feel it burn so good. CyHi da Prynce and A-Trak turn out the super addictive “Ray Ban Vision” (the hip hop answer to “I Wear My Sunglasses At Night”), Kid Sister goes in on “Don’t Stop Movin,” and the good times continue with bangers from Flosstradamus, Trackademics, Treasure Fingers and more. You can get the album now via iTunes, or pick up a hardcopy at Opening Ceremony and get a free OC + Fool’s Gold stress toy – not that you’re going to need it after the seat-dancing frenzy you’re about to experience.
What are your criteria for judging an album for the first time?