Monday, April 25, 2011
Final Grade: B+
I must say, after listening to this album start to finish, I liked it a lot more than I did as individual songs. Definitely a collection that needs a couple listens to really soak in. Those harmonies - oooooweee!! So fucking good, Mr. Phonte, so good. And these beats are really on point, Nicolay, just my kind of electronic. I really want to give this an A- because this album kind of kicks some ass... until the last 3 songs or so. The front/middle are really, really good - I was gettin down with all of the grooves, meters, lyrics - but towards the end, it kind of trailed off into a land that was a lil less exciting. I don't think all of the features were necessary (though I did like most of them) because Phonte's great and doesn't need any kind of help vocally. Overall, this was a really good album, and I would definitely recommend it.