Depart From Me

  • Record Label: Def Jux
  • Release Date: Jul 7, 2009
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Rarely will one find a detractor when it comes to Cage’s sheer talent, but--thanks to sterile production and the replacement of hip-hop beats with rap-rock thrashings (“Beat Kids”) and corny, overdramatized hooks (“Captain Bumout”)--Depart From Me demonstrates an immaturity that will render Cage’s career difficult to reconcile.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. GreggJ
    Jul 11, 2009
    10
    Honestly I feel like this is one of the best CD's I've ever heard, I feel like the pitchfork guy has a deep hate for anything white Honestly I feel like this is one of the best CD's I've ever heard, I feel like the pitchfork guy has a deep hate for anything white rapper related. Full Review »
  2. Jan 10, 2012
    6
    A dark album like Cage's other work. However, Depart From Me is a much more flawed and experimental addition to Cage's discography than Hell'sA dark album like Cage's other work. However, Depart From Me is a much more flawed and experimental addition to Cage's discography than Hell's Winter. It feels pathetic at certain point. Like the track "Fat Guys Need An Anthem." Yet on other tracks, he does the Rap Rock genre really well. The album is definitely worth a listen because of how different it is, but Chris Palko's occasional moments of self-pity depart the record from being great. Full Review »
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    6
    Not a bad album but its really different from what Cage has previously done and it doesnt really work out for most of the album. While a fewNot a bad album but its really different from what Cage has previously done and it doesnt really work out for most of the album. While a few tracks are enjoyabled, It doesnt really work for Cage. Full Review »