20/20 - Dilated Peoples

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. [A] noncommercial gem. [3 Mar 2006, p.103]
  2. The record is rife with brow-raising darts and the mindblowing beats to match, outstripping the last two Dilated records and threatening the alignment of your neck vertebrae in the process.
  3. It's safe to say that with "20/20" they've created another album that will serve their core audience well.
  4. 75
    DJ Babu's soulful, pyrotechnic turntablism straddles the indie-mainstream divide. [Apr 2006, p.91]
  5. 70
    Despite a few failed revolutionary anthems, DP still has enough verbal ammunition to ignite the mind. [Feb 2006, p.130]
  6. It’s essentially front-loaded, packing its most powerful punch in the first few tracks and then simmering to a lower level of heat.
  7. 60
    Any track... could comfortably fit on any of their previous efforts. [Apr 2006, p.84]
  8. While 20/20 might be a shade too unambitious for casual listeners expecting another Expansion Team, DP heads looking to kick back and listen get plenty of pure underground to devour.
  9. Less a great album than a group of scattershot bangers.
  10. Had this been Dilated's second album, I probably would have found it a lot more entertaining. But it's not, and the moments of originality were few.
  11. Dilated Peoples' orthodox appeal has always been its aversion to gimmicks and flash, but on this underwhelming album the venerable trio offer little in the way of humor or excitement, either.
  12. A not-bad record. [11 Mar 2006, p.43]
  13. An oddly anonymous disappointment. [Apr 2006, p.113]
  14. What 20/20 does best is portentousness and the empty brag - essentially male traits that make listening rather like being hectored by the pub bore.

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