7 Days of Funk - 7 Days of Funk
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Dec 11, 2013
    90
    In addition to being Dam Funk’s best production work to date, 7 Days Of Funk is Snoop's most enjoyable album in years.
  2. Dec 10, 2013
    90
    Apart from a generic cameo from Kurupt on "Ride," 7 Days of Funk is an infectious, modern take on the funk genre--here's hoping that Snoopzilla and Dâm-Funk will collaborate again.
  3. Jan 30, 2014
    80
    The P-funk derived style of Dam-Funk us about as perfect a fit for Snoop's supine cool as can be imagined. [Feb 2014, p.57]
  4. Jan 28, 2014
    80
    It's a one-tempo caramel cream of an album--sticky-icky and irresistible. [Feb 2014, p.110]
  5. Jan 23, 2014
    80
    Snoop is in surprisingly tender form. [Feb 2014, p.88]
  6. 80
    The two [Dam-Funk and Snoop], collaborating as 7 Days of Funk, have a loose and luxurious self-titled album (on Stones Throw) that places both men on comfortable turf.
  7. Dec 13, 2013
    80
    7 Days of Funk is a fun and refreshing experience--one of Snoop’s most enjoyable projects since Tha Blue Carpet Treatment. George Clinton would be proud of this fresh take on funk music.
  8. Dec 10, 2013
    80
    The name of this project might be 7 Days of Funk, but there’s enough groove in this mofo to last a lifetime.
  9. Jan 3, 2014
    70
    Lyrically, 7 Days Of Funk offers little to muse on. Snoop's mainly concerned with discussing how funky he is and what a good time he's having. It's largely free of the misogyny and gangsterisms that have defined his past work.
  10. 70
    It’s a groove and a mood piece; a funk report for the ages and the future--and, after less than 40 minutes (including the bonus tracks), it drops out of space at exactly the right moment.
  11. Dec 13, 2013
    70
    A laidback funk groove is the essence of 7 Days of Funk, with Snoopzilla’s vocals taking his relaxed approach to its full.... To say Dâm-Funk is engineering a new kind of funk would be a misstatement; to say he has a keen sense for the atmosphere as well as the rhythms of funk, an understanding of what really makes for a classic funk track, would be an understatement.
  12. Dec 10, 2013
    70
    If anything, 7 Days acts as the inverse of The Chronic, wherein a famous hip-hop producer introduced the world to an up-and-coming MC weaned on P-Funk and George Duke; now, it's a pop-cultural hip-hop icon giving a bit of shine to an adept indie producer who can elicit all strains of funk in this 21st-century Zone of Zero Funkativity. It's not the dank, but breathe deep anyway.
  13. Dec 10, 2013
    70
    It's a strong mode to be in, but 7 Days of Funk doesn't change or challenge things--it's a brief LP, even accounting for bonus tracks, and with everybody firmly in a comfortable lane there's not much surprise.
  14. Dec 10, 2013
    70
    Even if this is Snoop's first album with a single producer since the monolithic, Dr. Dre-helmed Doggystyle, don't call it a comeback, call it lark, and a funky, welcome one at that.
  15. Dec 19, 2013
    65
    Dam-Funk's production is solid and quite funky, while Snoop's personality shines through his vocals just as they have for the past twenty years or so.
  16. Jan 2, 2014
    60
    Until Snoop's next reincarnation, this is a welcome diversion.
  17. Dec 10, 2013
    60
    It's a welcome sign of life from an MC who many assumed to be over the hill, and where it fails, it fails on its own terms--and that's a kind of success in itself.
  18. 50
    7 Days of Funk is a slog through shallow percussion (especially in the amateurish drum pattern on the Kurupt-featuring “Ride”) and drowsy synthwork.
  19. Dec 10, 2013
    50
    While Snoop's voice is an easy match for the sound--both are low-key but hard-hitting--most of the tracks don't quite cohere.

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