By The Throat - Eyedea & Abilities
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  • Summary: The third album for the Minnesota duo is the first release in five years.
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  1. It's an emotional and creative masterpiece in the genre of hip hop.
  2. By the Throat, succinct and emotive, is the perfect convergence of styles, attacking the listener’s jugular with a powerful punk thrust, cynical observations, and an out-and-out assault on hip-hop’s standards.
  3. 80
    Combined with newly found experiences, newly discovered self-awareness and newly refined skills, By the Throat catches this almost-forgotten duo at a new height of the pair's combined powers. Well worth the wait.
  4. The duo of Mc Eyedea And DJ Abilities have always possessed more potential than they've realized and By The Throat doesn't change that balance. [Aug 2009, p.110]
  5. Mostly because the stakes are so high, By the Throat, the would-be comeback from prodigal Minneapolis duo Eyedea & Abilities, has to rate as a disappointment, despite interesting intentions and a few sublime moments.
  6. Not much is worth listening to here; the record's second half saves the abysmal first, yet never approaches the greatness they're capable of.
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