As U Were

Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Nov 2, 2010
    80
    As a funk or electro album, As U Were is fun to listen to. A little cheesy, maybe, but it gets the proverbial party started, which is always a clear sign that something's going well. It's when Lyrics Born tries to hang on too tightly to his old roots that things start to get messy.
  2. Nov 2, 2010
    70
    Though he sounds slightly out of place on the screeching "Lies X 3," standouts "We Live by the Beat" and "Kontrol Phreak" impressively blend synth-funk and neo-new-wave glamour.
  3. Nov 29, 2010
    68
    Ironically, if there is one thing holding these songs back, it's Lyrics Born himself. Shimura spits sparingly, often just to shake a little life into the imaginary crowd once the groove settles.
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  1. Nov 10, 2010
    8
    Loving this album. I've been a huge Lyrics Born fan for over a decade, and have loved watching his evolution as an artist. Though i foundLoving this album. I've been a huge Lyrics Born fan for over a decade, and have loved watching his evolution as an artist. Though i found Everywhere At Once a bit hit-and-miss (loved 50% of the songs, "meh" on the other 50%, sort of like how i felt about The Outsider by DJ Shadow) i think this is a solid album all the way through. Sure, it can get a bit corny in parts (poppin' poppin' poppin') but it's not like this is a Pigeon John album here (another artist i love, but can get corny as hell).

    The worst part of the album? No surprise here: Seth Greenborn. I can't believe how much those skits diminish certain songs--especially I've Lost Myself. Can't we all agree to make 2011 as skit-free as hip hop will allow us to be??
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