Their early work was a little too electronic for my tastes, but when Exmilitary came out in ‘11, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. MC Ride’s been compared to Wu-Tang Clan, but I think Ride has a far more bitter, cynical lyrical sense.
In ‘12, Ride released this, The Money Store, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is “I’ve Seen Footage”, a song so catchy, most people probably don’t listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it’s not just about police brutality, and the importance of the internet, it’s also a personal statement about the band itself.