Everyone Deserves Music - Michael Franti & Spearhead
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  • Summary: The fourth collaboration between Michael Franti and Spearhead mixes the politically-inclined raps of Franti with the disco/funk rhythms of a live band.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
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  1. Franti and Spearhead almost made a deliberate attempt to stray from the typical hip-hop beats and go for something a bit more organic and acoustic than their previous efforts -- and the experiments more than pay off.
  2. 80
    Musically and vocally, this is Franti's most confident and varied work to date. [Jul 2003, p.106]
  3. Always undervalued as a songwriter, Franti reassembles his familiar building blocks of rock, reggae, and vintage R&B into the funkiest, most inviting neighborhoods he's yet created.
  4. A joyous celebration of life that pulverizes bullets with positive vibes.
  5. An intelligent, well-crafted and catchy mix of funk, rap, soul and right-on sloganeering. [Jul 2003, p.104]
  6. Musically, it's as diverse as anything the band has ever done, smoothly vacillating between forceful beats and heady grooves.
  7. 40
    "Never Too Late" sounds like an unhappy mix of Randy Newman and Arrested Development, and sometimes Franti sounds like a clap-happy Seal. [Jul 2003, p.130]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9