Beauty Party - The Majesticons

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. It's funnier and more pointed than Handsome Boy Modeling School.
  2. 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]
  3. 80
    While conscious rap often comes off as dour, this is a thoroughly enjoyable record, dignified and jiggy all at once. [Mar 2003, p.94]
  4. 80
    Inhabit[s] some weird middle ground between The Teaches of Peaches and Prince's 1999. [#58, p.98]
  5. 80
    Laced with bitter irony so thick it drips out of your speakers.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. In the end though, Ladd's too good at producing a realistic commercial rap record; Beauty Party falls prey to the same faults, and the occasionally bland material never rises above its satirical value.
  9. Without its context, Beauty Party doesn't make any sense.

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