Death of the Critic

Kid Cudi

Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' - Review

Written by: Tom Blaich


It has been a while since Cudi stood triumphantly atop his mountain of music. Last year’s
Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven was disappointing to say the least, and Satelight Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon before that just didn’t reach as high as it should. With Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’, Cudi has tried to recapture some of  of the magic of Man on the Moon 1 & 2, and while his throaty moans and oft-repeated hooks do conjure images of these two fantastic albums, they also highlight a lot of his weaknesses that still remain unaddressed.