Dying In Stereo

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5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14

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  1. Aphex
    Nov 2, 2003
    0
    Make no mistakes about it, this is the worst CD ever released. This disc is talentless, preachy and insulting to anyone with a functioning cerebral cortex.
  2. lezs
    Jan 18, 2004
    0
    i found this cd in one of those $5 bins and had heard good things about them, so i picked it up. it wasnt worth it. they are just a novelty act that doesn't work, and they suck. ewww! it just goes to show that mainstream critics are disillusioned and deaf.
  3. EastVillage
    Aug 17, 2004
    0
    Northern State reminds us that hip hop in no longer about race, gender, or any semblance of talent whatsoever. Please don't try to convince me that THIS is the paradigm of female white suburban snob rap. There has to be something better brewing behind a Starbucks counter somewhere in Jersey.
  4. JoelT
    Aug 31, 2004
    0
    Although I don't usually agree with Pitckforkmedia.com's reviews, their assessment of Northern State is spot on. The only reason this band is popular is because 1. they are all female. 2. they are white I hate to say this but it's true. On the surface they are something easily marketable, a bunch of new england liberal arts college girls busting into the scene. But listen Although I don't usually agree with Pitckforkmedia.com's reviews, their assessment of Northern State is spot on. The only reason this band is popular is because 1. they are all female. 2. they are white I hate to say this but it's true. On the surface they are something easily marketable, a bunch of new england liberal arts college girls busting into the scene. But listen to the lyrics (unimaginative and forced) and their beats (same), and you'll see there isn't much under the surface. I have seen them in the concert before the CD came out and was shocked to see all the good reviews they got. Did any of the critics actually listen to the CD? Or just look at the press kit that fell on the desk? When I saw them in concert I really thought I was seeing some B-level college band that was lucky enough to get the show. Even the other musicians in the band had a look that said "what the heck are WE doing here?" If you are hard pressed for some hip-hop that fits a bill similar to this band, do yourself a favor and get Luscious Jackson or some old Beastie Boys. And if you want a fun party band, well get some 80s compilations, probably be a lot cheaper and won't piss you off in the end. In short, this band lowers the quality of hip-hop by being so highly accoladed. Expand
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Mojo
    60
    Sounds like an all-girl early Beastie Boys.... The politics, though, are somewhat sounder. [May 2003, p.99]
  2. With their brattish Long Island manners, spiky wit and (middle-class) B-Girl 'tood, it mightn't be all that lazy to re-baptise them The Beastie Girls.
  3. It's like taking hip-hop of the early '80s and jettisoning it into the now: update the metaphors, the references, and the technology but not the beats, the flows, or the vocal stylings.