AOI: Bionix - De La Soul
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Gone are the hippy, dippy platitudes of their do-good daisy age; replaced by the most bullish beats, the snakiest rhymes and the overwhelming sensation that you're listening to the undiluted thoughts of the three most intelligent men in hip-hop.
  2. The trio's most complete effort since 1996's Stakes Is High.
  3. 90
    An album that's as complex and mature as De La Soul has ever done, but also smooth, polished, and downright soulful enough to capture a whole new audience for these enduring hip-hop legends.
  4. De La Soul returns to classic form relishing their status as one of hip-hop's longest running acts and flaunting their roles as hip-hop's cerebral older brothers.
  5. They again raise consciousness while sticking to the same funky musical path they forged on their 1989 debut. [7 Dec 2001, p.104]
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. LawrenceP
    May 9, 2004
    8
    A return to form.
  2. DWah
    Apr 5, 2002
    10
    Desceptivley aggressive in it's attack on convention in music-industry refinement. Somewhat like a Lexus in the way it tethers raw power Desceptivley aggressive in it's attack on convention in music-industry refinement. Somewhat like a Lexus in the way it tethers raw power by delivering leveraged control deft reflexes and redundant comfort. I can even overlook the heavy moral under-tones. A spponful of sugar and all that. Full Review »
  3. CCaRRCCaRR
    Feb 17, 2002
    9
    C'mon... Classic DeLa. Smoove samples, great 808 parts, The Reverend Do-Good. Headless Horsemen Weed. And TRYIN" (the last track)A Tribe C'mon... Classic DeLa. Smoove samples, great 808 parts, The Reverend Do-Good. Headless Horsemen Weed. And TRYIN" (the last track)A Tribe Called Quest Cover. If you like any DeLa then buy it you big scongilli head. Full Review »