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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

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  1. Aug 18, 2014
    8
    Electric Circus is a flawed, yet beautiful, one-of-a-kind album. It's hard to top Common's creativity, artistic touch, and musicality on this record. ~ 8.2/10

    Best track: "Come Close" (feat. Mary J. Blige): It's one of the more traditional hip hop songs on the album, but it's emotional and heartfelt.

    Other notable tracks: "I Got A Right Ta", "I Am Music" & "Jimi Was A Rock Star"
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

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  1. Com comes off as alternately uncomfortable and downright lazy, half-speaking-- or worse, singing-- new-age revelations to the masses.
  2. 80
    A hip-hop record brimming with soul and artistry. [Jan 2003, p.74]
  3. Common has just gone way, way off the hip-hop map.