Evolve or Be Extinct

  • Record Label: Big Dada
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2012
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Feb 10, 2012
    60
    His current tactic of quantity at the price of quality control does mean songs with less impact end up on record.
  2. Jan 30, 2012
    60
    With pitfalls and all, Wiley is still going strong as artists come and go.
  3. Over rudimentary backing beats, in that "ya feel me?" accent, his humour often hits the spot. However, the going-through-Customs skit, followed by a track about having his urine tested at the airport, is as tedious as it is righteous.
  4. Uncut
    Jan 9, 2012
    60
    Quality is spotty, though. [Feb 2012, p.106]
  5. Jan 9, 2012
    60
    Infuriatingly irresistible.
  6. Jan 9, 2012
    60
    This feels like an album by, for and about himself.
  7. Feb 10, 2012
    50
    On Evolve or be Extinct he spends an uncomfortable amount of time simply sounding doddery.
  8. Mar 21, 2012
    40
    For all the banging beauty in its beats, Evolve or Be Extinct is too forced and uncomfortable, as though he figured he'd evolve if he just over-thought it enough.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 26, 2012
    10
    The album has a great song and some really catchy songs like Boom Blast and Daiquiris and then gives you a chill out factor with Only Human.The album has a great song and some really catchy songs like Boom Blast and Daiquiris and then gives you a chill out factor with Only Human. The fact Wiley doesn't bring in backing vocals form females in order to get some sales brings a refreshing wave to me as many rappers and other artists seem to do that and its all about mainstream music. Great mix of songs and a big improvement on 100% Publishing. Full Review »