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Die Antwoord

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July 17, 2014

Four years ago, South African rap duo Watkin Tudor Jones and Anri Du Toit (a.k.a. Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er) announced their plan to record five albums before transforming into a new act. Their third LP, though, finds them plying similar ground to their first two: It's a punishing set of disjointed beats, crass profanities ("raging zef boner") and overstuffed artificial components. There's a stale whiff of déjà vu to their rap-rave dubstep smackdowns, from the quick-fire Xhosa chants on "Girl I Want to Eat You" to short monologue-style interludes like the distasteful "Pompie" and the delusional "Zars." Without new tricks, Die Antwoord risk coming across as no more than a panoply of gimmicky voices

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