Not my favorite Bowie album. Not one of my 5 favorite Bowie albums. Side 1 is great, but Side 2 is overrated. Too much art, not enough Bowie. Still a very good album, just not that good.
Never heard of these guys before. I like it. It's like a slightly more modern Tribe Called Quest. Nice appearance from Big Daddy Kane. Love those flows.
It's Oasis without the bite, Blur without the cleverness. All of the weaknesses of Thom Yorke's vocals with none of the strengths of his songwriting or instrumentation. It's a nice album. But it's nothing to write home about.
I guess I can see why people praise this so much. Jesus Walks is a great song. There's some good beats here, and a lot of very talented rhymes. But there's so much bloat; the skits are beyond useless and there's a handful of songs that should have been left off. And like every other mainstream rap album, there's way too many featured performers. Overall, too much focus on being poppy and clever, not enough on actual hip-hop. And I'll never praise an album with this many uses of the n-word. It's horribly ignorant for rappers to continue to spew that shit. The word needs to be expunged from the English language just like we're doing with other slurs, not preserved for use by certain people.