Black Dialogue

Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Akrobatik and Lif are the ideal lyrical yin and yang.
  2. Black Dialogue: a hip-hop classic? Maybe not, but pretty damn close.
  3. Lif and Akrobatik have a long history, so they sound natural as brainy verse-swapping partners, and they're sharp throughout, whether they have their sights set on the Bush Administration or are simply batting boasts back and forth.
  4. Greater than the sum of its parts.
  5. On the whole, Black Dialogue emerges as a triumph, an impassioned 12-track hip-hop manifesto even a mother could love, assuming of course, she hasn't affixed a Bush/Cheney sticker on the bumper of the family station wagon.
  6. Urb
    80
    Black Dialogue has finally captured the Perceptionists' on-stage charisma and fraternity. [Apr 2005, p.103]
  7. Q Magazine
    60
    There are enough thrilling moments on Black Dialogue to justify the collaboration. [Apr 2005, p.123]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Apr 26, 2016
    10
    regardless what people say this a pretty solid release. a great selection of tracks on here with great production. many critics dont rateregardless what people say this a pretty solid release. a great selection of tracks on here with great production. many critics dont rate albums high unless they like them and consider them art. this one is a true classic. Full Review »
  2. StevenS
    Mar 6, 2006
    6
    Disappointing to say the least, I liked a couple of tracks, but the majority wasn't that good really. I loved the track black dialogue Disappointing to say the least, I liked a couple of tracks, but the majority wasn't that good really. I loved the track black dialogue but I just don't feel tracks like 'Party Hard' and 'What Have We to Lose'. I've heard way better from Def Jux Full Review »
  3. GregH
    Jan 19, 2006
    10
    Soon to be considered classic. I get goose bumps everytime I hear "memorial day." You must hear this album.