A Healthy Distrust

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Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: The indie MC moves from Anticon to Epitaph for his sophomore release. Will Oldham, Danger Mouse, Alias and Saul Williams guest.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. He doesn't plunder, he interweaves - stuff gets thoroughly snake-charmed into his densely-packed music.
  2. Los Angeles Times
    88
    At once stern and playful, wildly scattered and yet sharply honed by the artist's sheer will and reach. [6 Feb 2005]
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    The rapper's ferocity makes him a good fit for punk label Epitaph. [11 Feb 2005, p.63]
  4. On A Healthy Distrust his delivery has noticeably improved.
  5. Blender
    70
    His fire-and-brimstone confessionals are as complex as they are venomous. [Mar 2005, p.140]
  6. The Wire
    70
    The record makes you marinate in Francis' omni-loathing, and the effect is one of catharsis rather than exhaustion. [#254, p.57]
  7. His weighty messages are duly noted. Unfortunately, they're delivered so acrimoniously that the overwhelming lack of fun in the music makes his albums a chore to listen to.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. FredrikF
    Feb 10, 2005
    10
    The best record of 2005. Simple as that.
  2. Feb 29, 2016
    10
    another great album by an awesome artist. great production and ill lyrics.. this is just awesome as personal journals. met the man in person.another great album by an awesome artist. great production and ill lyrics.. this is just awesome as personal journals. met the man in person. very nice dude. classic Expand
  3. AnimationBeats
    Feb 25, 2005
    10
    ok this is a ten, dude is out of control once again . me and all the homies agree that this is one dope disk. iighth 10's across the board
  4. JuicyBerry
    Jul 27, 2005
    10
    Lyrically superb, with some awesome beats and heavy, heavy basslines!!
  5. Jeremy
    Sep 15, 2005
    10
    "Contemporary house of pain" - who the ef is this clown? Unfortunately those who cannot think for themselves talk far too much. Thanks again sage.
  6. MichaelH
    Aug 9, 2005
    9
    good album, his older stuff is still better
  7. rob
    Feb 17, 2005
    2
    sage francis is a massive tool. he needs to stop crying and pretending that he's a rapper. i've met the guy, total wuss and he sage francis is a massive tool. he needs to stop crying and pretending that he's a rapper. i've met the guy, total wuss and he heckles and says things like, "since i'm the only guy in the room with a record deal...." needs to grow up personally and then maybe he can make another good album. Expand

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