Eleventh Hour - Del the Funky Homosapien
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  • Summary: Del returns from recording his albums with the Hieroglyphics and being featured on the Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" to release his fifth solo album.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
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  1. Funky as ever, the homosapien manages to evolve again, this time by embracing sounds of the past. [28 Mar 2008, p.65]
  2. The label's tendency toward bottom-heavy, fog-thick beats sounds awful nice under Del's syrupy brainiac flow, which goes back to his battle-rap basics here.
  3. Eleventh Hour, his largely self-produced fifth solo album--and first in eight years--lacks much of both the lyrical and instrumental verve of his best records.
  4. He remains in fine form, as if frozen in time since 1991. [Winter 2008, p.90]
  5. This is brown-bag Del, uncomplex and uncut. Unfortunately, Del's self-produced beats sometimes blur the line between elegant simplicity and tedium.
  6. Del wisely keeps things simple on the audio front, lubricating many of his basic, old-school beats with the good old P-Funk bottom of his early years. [Mar 2008, p.147]
  7. Del sways wildly between hit and miss. And Eleventh Hour, for all its boisterous and awkward handling, fails with a resounding thud.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4