Brooklynati

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. marko
    Jun 29, 2009
    10
    Good to see this album is getting good ratings, its my favorite album of 2009 so far.
  2. MycroftW
    Jul 5, 2009
    10
    Best rap record in a long, long while, the fact that it starts with a snippet of a De La Soul record says it all.
  3. bobd
    Jul 6, 2009
    10
    You know, it's easy to say something is 'derivative' or 'backpacker' after giving it one half-listen, but it's unfair to do so.
  4. JoshF
    Jul 14, 2009
    9
    It's refreshing to hear that true hip-hop is alive and strong with these Lessondary crew cats. BIG ups!
  5. PerspicaciousCritic
    Jul 2, 2009
    8
    The album is derivative in places and they wear their influences on their backpacks, but when the highs approach, which are frequent, all is forgiven.
  6. BrandonR.
    Jul 19, 2009
    8
    I am "So Damn Down" for this hip-hop album.
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. This feels, to me, like the sort of rap record we rap nerds lament a dearth of: sprawling and smart, bursting with production that ebbs symphonically but never cluttered over five-minute tracks, a long, warm-hearted record whose length is justified by long, genial verses that build on one another via sharp delivery and three assured mic presences (and one outrageous guest).
  2. It is an extremely well produced album with good emceeing. It is a unique experience as it should be.
  3. A huge evolutionary leap forward from the group’s charming 2006 debut "Moonlighting," Brooklynati brings together the whole package: gorgeous beats, thoughtful rhymes, strong song concepts, and a laid-back, cohesive vibe.