104 episodes

Named “Best Podcast of 2018” by The New York Times, Dissect examines a single album per season, forensically dissecting the music, lyrics, and meaning of one song per episode.

*Currently dissecting Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. (Season 5).*

Past seasons include Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator (S4), Blonde by Frank Ocean (S3), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West (S2), To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar (S1), and Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (MS1).

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    • 4.9, 718 Ratings

Named “Best Podcast of 2018” by The New York Times, Dissect examines a single album per season, forensically dissecting the music, lyrics, and meaning of one song per episode.

*Currently dissecting Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. (Season 5).*

Past seasons include Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator (S4), Blonde by Frank Ocean (S3), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West (S2), To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar (S1), and Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (MS1).

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
718 Ratings

718 Ratings

JohnnyMayo902 ,

Phenomenal

I’ve been waiting for something like this podcast and I’m so happy I found it. The effort put into each episode is simply astounding. Thank you.

BeckaMay95 ,

So good

Loving the Kendrick series, especially love that bonus episode on Kayne’s Jesus is king is awesome!! So spot on 👌!

Griffinpirate ,

Far too focused on forcing a theological interpretation.

The star rating is based on the DAMN season, not the podcast as a whole.
I generally really like Dissect. The season on TPAB was great. But this DAMN season is way too preoccupied with making every line and every song about some deep theology. Kendrick is obviously digging very deep on this album and unquestionably he is searching his psyche for his feelings on God, which are often a dichotomy.
But this season is becoming repetitive in tying every single thought and line and concept to a bible verse or story. That theological deep dive made sense on the Jesus is King episode, but it doesn't make sense here.
I feel like the writers badly want this album to be all about scripture and so they are forcing its themes and ideas into that peg hole, even where they don’t fit. There is plenty of room in these songs for more broad minded ideas and interpretations.
This season feels focused on a single reading and interpretation, in which case, you’ve got Kendrick all wrong.
I hope your next season is a little more open minded.

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