• 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. Confident non-jumpers shouldn't be concerned that this disc weeps with you're-always-dying-inside woe-is-my-love-life misery.
  2. The lion's share of Cage's fans will see this newly found exposure as Chris Palko taking steps towards getting his story out to a wider audience with this personal and quite exceptional release.
  3. He’s spent his Definitive Jux career transforming his pain into messy, impressionistic tragedy. The result isn’t just more satisfying, it’s often funnier, too.
  4. 80
    Depart From Me is a cohesive album of dark hip hop from an MC in top form.
  5. Alternative Press
    80
    He abetteed by vibrant backdrops full of guitar-driven samples, which push the disc closer to rock than hip-hop and keep the energy high. [Aug 2009, p.106]
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 »