User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. Chris
    Aug 7, 2005
    7
    A Tad above average. The only thing that is good is the dudes production.
  2. matta
    Jul 8, 2005
    9
    This entire album is solid. Great beats and great production. Right up there with Lord Quas and Edan as the best rap albums of the year.
  3. Ben
    May 29, 2005
    9
    What Jake Brid... B said. Good stuff
  4. JakeB
    May 25, 2005
    9
    one of the best rap albums i have heard to date. up there with illmatic and madvillainy. the track boombox even has a sample of nas rapping from NY State of Mind, although slowed down. very good album.
  5. LeeM
    May 22, 2005
    10
    ill as hell...great dedication to the greatest year of hip-hop and the year i was born....cop it...blueprint's probably the tightest emcee/producer out there...peace
  6. HeathR
    May 17, 2005
    9
    Good album that traces back to the mid-school. Dirty, choppy beats that keep your head moving, and lyrics you can memorize, and visualize.
  7. ManuelM
    May 15, 2005
    10
    it was a surprisingly great album. especially that track with Aesop Rock.
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83

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. These songs are enjoyable and beautiful and pure hip-hop --- glittering, hard diamonds that hopefully won’t get buried in the underground scene’s mounds of coal.
  2. On 1988, Blueprint delivers a guide to a sparkplug of a year, capturing its essence whilst feeling bang up to date.
  3. 80
    The highlight of this album is Blueprint's pensive, jazzy landscape of strangled horns and muddy synths. [Jan/Feb 2005, p.94]