History YMMV / ChildishGambino

2nd Aug '16 5:43:09 PM stuffedninja
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* EightPointEight: The masters of this trope, Pitchfork, gave ''Camp'' probably its lowest professional review (1.6). Rather appropriate, since at least one song on the album makes fun of Pitchfork.
** Likewise, ''WebVideo/TheNeedleDrop'' gave it a similarly oddly extreme rating of [=2/10=], lower than Chief Keef's album. The comments on the video are pretty entertaining.



* EightPointEight: The masters of this trope, Pitchfork, gave ''Camp'' probably its lowest professional review (1.6). Rather appropriate, since at least one song on the album makes fun of Pitchfork.
** Likewise, ''WebVideo/TheNeedleDrop'' gave it a similarly oddly extreme rating of [=2/10=], lower than Chief Keef's album. The comments on the video are pretty entertaining.



** ''because the internet'' becomes increasingly claustrophobic and surreal as it progresses, but it first takes the turn into eeriness with "ii. no exit." The videos accompanying the album exude this trope in their final moments: "v. 3005"'s teasier for "zealots of stockholm" features an empty amusement park with a solitary shadowed figure standing still; while "iv. sweatpants" features everyone in a diner slowly turning into Bino doppelgängers.

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** ''because the internet'' becomes increasingly claustrophobic and surreal as it progresses, but it first takes the turn into eeriness with "ii. no exit." The videos accompanying the album exude this trope in their final moments: "v. 3005"'s teasier teaser for "zealots of stockholm" features an empty amusement park with a solitary shadowed figure standing still; while "iv. sweatpants" features everyone in a diner slowly turning into Bino doppelgängers.



** The surreal and abstract nature of "Clapping for the Wrong Reasons". While it showcases [[spoiler: The Boy's life as he lives in his mansion, there's just something ''off'' about it, which sort of hits halfway where the Boy goes to the bathroom to see his nose bleeding and instead finds a ''tooth with string attached through it '''inside''' it''']].

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** The surreal and abstract nature of "Clapping for the Wrong Reasons". While it showcases [[spoiler: The Boy's life as he lives in his mansion, there's just something ''off'' about it, which sort of hits halfway where the Boy goes to the bathroom to see his nose bleeding and instead finds a ''tooth with string attached through it '''inside''' it''']].it'']].



* SignatureSong: "Freaks and Geeks," arguably "Heartbeat" and "Bonfire."

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* SignatureSong: "Freaks and Geeks," and arguably "Heartbeat" and "Bonfire."
8th Jan '16 1:19:31 AM BronyoftheOctaves
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** The surreal and abstract nature of "Clapping for the Wrong Reasons". While it showcases [[spoiler: The Boy's life as he lives in his mansion, there's just something ''off'' about it, which sort of hits halfway where the Boy goes to the bathroom to see his nose bleeding and instead finds a ''tooth with string attached through it '''inside''' it''']].
--> [[spoiler: Do I know you?]]
2nd Jan '16 10:49:54 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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*** The final track "iii. life: the biggest troll", especially with the LastNoteNightmare of Gambino pleading with the listener to help him.
2nd Jan '16 10:48:17 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** Not to mention how he's "blacked out" his social media accounts.

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** Not to mention how he's "blacked out" his social media accounts.accounts, except his Facebook and Soundcloud. Even his websites ("childishgambino.com", "iamdonald.com", and even "becausetheinter.net") have been "blacked out". Whether this is because of the implied breakdown leading to his ReclusiveArtist aspect or is a part of the idea of ''because the internet'''s theme, is unknown.
11th Jul '15 1:59:45 PM stuffedninja
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*** The ''BTI'' lenticular cover GIF will easily scare anyone the first time they see it, with Bino's face getting distorted to indistinguishable extents before returning to normal. Even scarier is how if you see the cover online, [[ParanoiaFuel you don't know if it's a still image or a GIF]]...
11th Jul '15 1:46:38 PM stuffedninja
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* MemeticMutation: "Roscoe's wetsuit."

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"Roscoe's wetsuit."
11th Jul '15 1:46:17 PM stuffedninja
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* NightmareFuel: ''because the internet'' becomes increasingly claustrophobic and surreal as it progresses, but it first takes the turn into eeriness with "ii. no exit." The videos accompanying the album exude this trope in their final moments: "v. 3005"'s teasier for "zealots of stockholm" features an empty amusement park with a solitary shadowed figure standing still; while "iv. sweatpants" features everyone in a diner slowly turning into Bino doppelgängers.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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''because the internet'' becomes increasingly claustrophobic and surreal as it progresses, but it first takes the turn into eeriness with "ii. no exit." The videos accompanying the album exude this trope in their final moments: "v. 3005"'s teasier for "zealots of stockholm" features an empty amusement park with a solitary shadowed figure standing still; while "iv. sweatpants" features everyone in a diner slowly turning into Bino doppelgängers.
11th Jul '15 1:45:29 PM stuffedninja
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** "Dial Up".
22nd Apr '15 4:02:55 PM stuffedninja
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* HilariousInHindsight: One of Donald's stand-up bits involved [[ItMakesSenseInContext a Tupperware container with a 13,000 Kix : 1 Cocoa Puff ratio]], and he compared it to the likes of a Music/KanyeWest concert. He might as well change "Kanye West" to "Childish Gambino".
14th Apr '15 7:59:00 AM stuffedninja
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** Not to mention how he's "blacked out" his social media accounts.
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