• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: May 24, 2005
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 143 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 143

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  1. KyleT
    May 27, 2006
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    dis cd is wack jus cuz he is an old head who used to do drugs CRACKHEAD BIT**
  2. Apr 25, 2012
    3
    Common has undeniable talent, but for outsiders to the genre Be lacks any real attraction or punch. Even with Kanye producing, I can't help but wish it had a little more bounce.
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83

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. The album is an extremely satisfying listen, but if Common is to lead the revolution, he has to make more of a statement than a great bass line and some tight rhymes.
  2. Be isn't likely to be referred to by anyone as groundbreaking, but it's one of Common's best, and it's also one of the most tightly constructed albums of any form within recent memory.
  3. Blender
    80
    Be picks up where West's The College Dropout left off. [Jun 2005, p.113]