Despite their poorly chosen name, this chipper debut is a surprisingly solid one-off from the underrated Scottish crew who never made it to a second LP. Showcasing their Big Country/XTC love, the set features a slew of fun, singalong anthems, but none surpass their one major hit, "I Love You Cause I Have To." Also check out the pining "Celebrity Sanctum" and "Modern Woman," as well as the hard-charging "Pastimes & Lifestyles."
As the name would suggest, Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayer is not for the faint of heart. Kid Cudi's lyrics and sound are intensely introspective and slightly depressing as if you're floating in space alone. This album is for those looking for music to drift to as they self-reflect.