Black on Blonde

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  • Summary: Black Thought, Sebastien Grainger, Corey Hart, Jay Malinowski, Travie McCoy, Sam Roberts, Saukrates, and Shad guests on the double-album release from the Canadian rapper that features rap tracks on one disc and rock songs on the other.
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  1. May 2, 2013
    70
    While the disc does eventually find its footing, the clash between clearly artistic and commercial endeavours makes for an uneven and somewhat jarring listen.
  2. May 2, 2013
    70
    It makes for a big and a bit cumbersome listen, but K-Os is best when he's true to his moniker, offering the listener an unpredictable and unclassifiable blitzkrieg of ideas that range from clever to brilliant.
  3. May 2, 2013
    60
    His strength has always been his versatility: he combines old-school rap with a solid singing voice and an ability to play guitar and drums. Separating these elements is a curious strategy, though his verbal and instrumental talents still show up on both sides.
  4. May 2, 2013
    60
    Like so many ambitious, mid-career releases, BLack on BLonde can be quite challenging at times.
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  1. Jun 14, 2013
    5
    Ambitious, but a challenging listen mainly because it sounds like this album has no idea what it's doing. It often seems like it's trying toAmbitious, but a challenging listen mainly because it sounds like this album has no idea what it's doing. It often seems like it's trying to be commercial without being commercial (if that makes sense), but it just ends up messy and cluttered. Expand