Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day will make you “moist like a towelette”
by Taylor Berry
There must be 50 ways to drop an album, and Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day was seriously long-awaited, and not just by me. Cudi’s debut was anticipated by two solid singles, “Day n Nite” and “Make Her Say”, aka Poker Her Face, featuring Kanye and Common. Plus his track “Pursuit of Happiness” featuring MGMT and Ratatat leaked not too long ago which I think had everyone feeling a little tingly in their jeans for the album drop yesterday.
The album is structured as the story of a hero’s journey, with some narration by Common, and the whole thing flows together really nicely. Mr. Solo Dolo raps about being a lonely stoner, naturally, but there’s also some pretty serious lines on the album about mourning his father’s death: “I’m super paranoid, like a sixth sense / Since my father died, I ain’t been right since / And I tried to piece the puzzle of the universe / Split an eighth of shrooms just so I could see the universe”. Cudi’s rhymes can be pretty dark, but nice synthesized beats, Ratatat support and a Lady Gaga hook should make this album your go-to for this weekend.