• Record Label: Anticon
  • Release Date: Jul 19, 2011
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 16, 2011
    60
    Alt-rap veteran's lo-fi gamble pays off handsomely. [Sept. 2011, p. 116]
  2. Aug 8, 2011
    60
    When the album stops playing the temptation to categorize Family and Friends as a literate Streets project or Buck 65 with a flair for topic sentences is irresistible. Only one song exceeds the five-minute mark, though, and most are just over two minutes, so boredom isn't a problem.
  3. Aug 4, 2011
    60
    That eye for harrowing detail is Cohn's greatest strength as a writer and occasionally his biggest weakness, as one minute he's effortlessly bringing to life sons who shoot heroin with their fathers and the next stumbling into awkward rhymes about UFC fighters. [Jul 2011, p.91]
  4. Jul 26, 2011
    60
    His dedication certainly pays off, Friends & Family grabs ears almost immediately--but as his tropes wear down, it can't help but feel a little hollow.

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