Black Radio

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

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  1. Nov 17, 2013
    6
    The albums as a whole is fairly impressive, but the problem for me is that no tracks stand out at all. The production is obviously praiseworthy, but I feel like there's no climax to it. And the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" cover is such an anticlimactic closing.
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
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  1. Q Magazine
    Jul 10, 2012
    60
    It's when the rappers stand down that it hits its stride. [Jun 2012, p.108]
  2. Apr 2, 2012
    70
    With music this smart and inviting, the implied diss of mainstream mediocrity doesn't feel like sour grapes; it feels like a blueprint forward.
  3. Mar 15, 2012
    67
    Sometimes, he floats as a delicate mist (around the vocals of Erykah Badu on Mongo Santamaria's enduring "Afro Blue.") At other points, he's a guiding light, riding the beat ("Why Do We Try.")