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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Somalian-Canadian rapper features guest appearances from such artists as Bono, Nell Furtado, Nas, Keith Richards, and will.i.am.
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  1. Oct 24, 2012
    81
    It's not quite as immediate as pop-rap requires. As for overestimating his audience's intelligence--or their interest in geopolitical unrest--there are worse ways to fall from the top.
  2. Oct 24, 2012
    80
    K'NAAN's a rock-solid songwriter with a charismatic delivery that rains down sparks of cool guy and clever.
  3. Oct 24, 2012
    70
    There are a few shining spots, some merely okay ones and an overall sense that K'Naan is savvy enough to play things on the safer side for now.
  4. Nov 19, 2012
    70
    A well-meaning guy who's as pop-savvy as he is pompous, and duller than he is pop-savvy.
  5. Oct 24, 2012
    60
    There's a lot of lulls in the course of Country, God, or the Girl, and the pounces are sometimes scarce after a reassuring slice of defiant afro-reggae rock crunch to begin with.
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