Album Review: Clams Casino - 32 Levels

19 July 2016 | 1:32 pm | Christopher H James

"...some awkward performances in the latter half."

The multi-discipline star power gracing 32 Levels is proof enough of the esteem in which cloud-rap pioneer Clams Casino is held.

'Two Halves' would have been a more appropriate title though given the switch from hip hop to pop midway through. A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples and Lil' B all give commanding performances, particularly Staples on the grimy All Nite, but some awkward performances in the latter half, especially from the catastrophically miscast Samuel T Herring of Future Islands, sabotage the good work and solid-but-rarely dazzling production.