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The Papercut Chronicles II

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November 15, 2011

"I'm such a beautiful mess," Travie McCoy raps on his band's fifth LP. You might hear a mess, plain and simple. The Papercut Chronicles II is the year's most charmless album, 11 punishingly dull rock-rap tunes with hooks that would've sounded dated a decade ago. McCoy is a laughably inept MC, with cadences transparently modeled on Eminem. He's also a nonstop bellyacher, bitching about girls and scenesters, breaking the litany to compare himself to, um, Jesus. "I'm just trying to stay righteous," he raps. "Sometimes I see my own face in Christ's likeness."

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