A Healthy Distrust - Sage Francis

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic 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. His talents seemingly know no bounds, and A Healthy Distrust is as close as he’s come to fully realising such a dominating on-stage character on a recorded format.
  3. A Healthy Distrust is impressively fluid; Francis fuses his experimental leanings and newer mainstream hip-hop allowances with ease.
  4. At once stern and playful, wildly scattered and yet sharply honed by the artist's sheer will and reach. [6 Feb 2005]
  5. 86
    Francis... [is] a complex, fantastically literate and genuine wordsmith and poet. [#14, p.99]
  6. Sage Francis is obviously not for everyone. Though he is a gifted lyricist, he is hard to follow, and the entirety of "A Healthy Distrust" has a rough edge that makes it far from easy listening.
  7. The rapper's ferocity makes him a good fit for punk label Epitaph. [11 Feb 2005, p.63]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. RichardH
    May 15, 2007
    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 »
  2. Jeremy
    Sep 15, 2005
    "Contemporary house of pain" - who the ef is this clown? Unfortunately those who cannot think for themselves talk far too much. Thanks again sage.
  3. Mike
    Sep 15, 2005
    Album is great. Exactly what I look for in my music, expression.