Culture Shock - Animal Farm
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  • Summary: The second album for the rap quartet from Portland, Oregon, features Talib Kweli, DJ Rob Swift, Abstract Rude, and No Shield as guests.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 27, 2011
    81
    Crafty lyricism exemplifies this release by the guys from Portland, with the infectious zeal for hip-hop that's as instantly apparent and possessive of endurance as true as that of another famous Oregonian, runner Steve Prefontaine.
  2. Jun 27, 2011
    70
    The new record has a handful of guests and an up-and-coming producer, but what matters are the grooves, the beats and the lyrics, and the band comes through on all fronts.
  3. Jun 27, 2011
    60
    From a technical standpoint, they're still rough around the edges; a weakness that can be improved over time. More importantly, their hearts seem to be in the right place, which can't be said for many of Animal Farm's peers.
  4. Jun 27, 2011
    60
    They offer a positive, upbeat take on hip-hop with heavy doses of melody. While it didn't totally win me over, there are enough bright points, and it is done with enough skill and passion that I recommend it to anyone nostalgic for the days of b-boys and beatboxes.