A Healthy Distrust

  • Record Label: Epitaph
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2005
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Q Magazine
    60
    Finds him in fine rhyming form... even if the beats aren't always there to back him up. [Mar 2005, p.104]
  2. New Musical Express (NME)
    60
    It's often hugely clever... but tends to forget that the best metaphors are the ones that make you crack involuntary smiles, not the ones that require five minutes and a dictionary. [26 Feb 2005, p.66]
  3. Alternative Press
    60
    If he isn't a sage yet, he does sound like a future star. [Feb 2005, p.94]
  4. 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.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. 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 Full Review »
  2. RichardH
    May 15, 2007
    10
    An absolute classic. I can still listen to this disk all the way through without skipping a single track. This disk 'bottles' An absolute classic. I can still listen to this disk all the way through without skipping a single track. This disk 'bottles' Sage's stage presence better than any of his other studio efforts. Forget that he's a 'white rapper', his flow is lava and you can't deny it. Full Review »
  3. 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.