Beauty Party

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  • Summary: 'Beauty Party' represents experimental hip-hop artist Mike Ladd's second album in a planned trilogy, the first being 2000's 'Gun Hill Road' by The Infesticons. Unlike its predecessor, the Majesticons disc ventures into commercial rap territory (albeit with a satirical bent), attempting to'Beauty Party' represents experimental hip-hop artist Mike Ladd's second album in a planned trilogy, the first being 2000's 'Gun Hill Road' by The Infesticons. Unlike its predecessor, the Majesticons disc ventures into commercial rap territory (albeit with a satirical bent), attempting to skewer contemporary hiphop by beating it at its own game. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Spin
    83
    The Majesticons highlight commercial hip-hop's yawning credibility gap by amping up the bourgeois posturing to the point of absurdity. [Jun 2003, p.105]
  2. It's funnier and more pointed than Handsome Boy Modeling School.
  3. Magnet
    80
    Inhabit[s] some weird middle ground between The Teaches of Peaches and Prince's 1999. [#58, p.98]
  4. 80
    Laced with bitter irony so thick it drips out of your speakers.
  5. An album that so faithfully conveys the obsessions, sound, and tone of jiggy hip-hop that, out of context, it would be easy to mistake it for the music it parodies.
  6. A few tracks delve a little too far into ditzy R&B territory and thus come off sounding a little too similar to the songs they mimic.
  7. Without its context, Beauty Party doesn't make any sense.

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  1. FrankS
    May 11, 2005
    8
    Good music. That's it.