Hip Fans Get It
In this review, the Hip are compared to opera. Here's an excerpt:
Hip fans get it. Trying to explain just what "it" is to non-believers is a murky, tiresome affair. Which is where "opera" comes in. Breaking down the Hip's sound to its core tenets doesn't do it; the whole is clearly above and beyond the sum of its parts. But there is something in there, something elusive, that makes this music, this presentation, compelling in a manner that doesn't bow to rational thought. It's dramatic. And its impact is most directly felt in the marriage of theatrical presentation, sonic exploration, ever-present groove, and full-bodied poetic text that the Hip manages to lay down to tape in the studio, and then somehow expands upon in concert.
I get it. Do you?
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