A Healthy Distrust - Sage Francis
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. 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
9.1

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
    10
    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
    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.
  3. Mike
    Sep 15, 2005
    10
    Album is great. Exactly what I look for in my music, expression.