Splendor & Misery

Splendor & Misery is the second studio album by experimental hip hop group clipping., released on September 9, 2016.wikipedia
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Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation

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The album was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. The album was nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, the second time ever for a music album following 1970's Blows Against the Empire by Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship.
The members of the hip hop group Clipping are the only musical artists to have earned two nominations for their works, first for their 2016 album Splendor & Misery and then for their 2017 song "The Deep".

Daveed Diggs

In 2016, they released an EP titled Wriggle, then the album Splendor & Misery.

Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

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These include the works of Ursula Le Guin, Octavia Butler and Samuel R. Delany (whose unfinished sequel to Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is titled The Splendor and Misery of Bodies, of Cities).

Clipping (band)

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Splendor & Misery is the second studio album by experimental hip hop group clipping., released on September 9, 2016.
They then released their second studio album, Splendor & Misery, later on September 9.

Alternative hip hop

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Splendor & Misery is the second studio album by experimental hip hop group clipping., released on September 9, 2016.

Afrofuturism

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It is an example of afrofuturism.

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Some of the songs also feature guest vocals from gospel group Take 6.

Artificial intelligence

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Most of the songs are written and delivered from the perspective of the artificial intelligence within the cargo ship.

Cabin fever

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The A.I. reports an S.O.S message, but after a prolonged amount of time watching him as he begins to suffer cabin fever, rapping to himself as he attempts to control and reroute the ship, it begins to express romantic feelings for #2331, and calls off the message, threatening to kill any pursuers.

Ursula K. Le Guin

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These include the works of Ursula Le Guin, Octavia Butler and Samuel R. Delany (whose unfinished sequel to Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is titled The Splendor and Misery of Bodies, of Cities).

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These include the works of Ursula Le Guin, Octavia Butler and Samuel R. Delany (whose unfinished sequel to Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is titled The Splendor and Misery of Bodies, of Cities).

Samuel R. Delany

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These include the works of Ursula Le Guin, Octavia Butler and Samuel R. Delany (whose unfinished sequel to Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is titled The Splendor and Misery of Bodies, of Cities).

Kendrick Lamar

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A direct reference is made to Kendrick Lamar's verse from Big Sean's "Control".

Big Sean

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A direct reference is made to Kendrick Lamar's verse from Big Sean's "Control".

Control (Big Sean song)

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A direct reference is made to Kendrick Lamar's verse from Big Sean's "Control".

Metacritic

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At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 76% based on 11 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

PopMatters

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PopMatters named it the 4th best hip hop album of 2016, while Stereogum named it the 40th best rap album of 2016.

Stereogum

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PopMatters named it the 4th best hip hop album of 2016, while Stereogum named it the 40th best rap album of 2016.

Blows Against the Empire

The album was nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, the second time ever for a music album following 1970's Blows Against the Empire by Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship.

Paul Kantner

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The album was nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, the second time ever for a music album following 1970's Blows Against the Empire by Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship.

Jefferson Starship

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The album was nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, the second time ever for a music album following 1970's Blows Against the Empire by Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship.

Pitchfork (website)

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. In 2019 Pitchfork ranked Splendor & Misery as the 30th greatest industrial album of all time.