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  • Summary: Mos Def and the Dave Matthews Band guest on the hip-hop group's first release in four years, which finds them now working without Cut Chemist.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. The only downside to "Feedback" is that by the time you reach the swinging latino rhythms of the instrumental finale "Canto de Ossanha" 52 minutes of hip-hop soul just won't seem like enough.
  2. Whilst most die-hard fans are likely to be put off by some of the tracks on offer, this is the sound of a band settling into comfortable maturity.
  3. 70
    In their earnest effort to recharge rap, however, the veterans' pioneer-day rhetoric comes off as heavy-handed. [Sep 2006, p.213]
  4. In the future, the guys in Jurassic 5 need to do a better job picking their friends and their song subjects.
  5. Feedback, for the most part, disintegrates into a cloud of unremarkable noise.
  6. By making a bad album that also tries so assiduously to distance themselves from the backpacker movement that they unintentionally pioneered, they may have cut off their most fervent and loyal supporters and the chance of gaining a mainstream audience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 10 out of 29
  1. MikeC
    Jul 25, 2006
    10
    ITS AWSOME What can i say it has better songs than power in #'s and Quality Control
  2. CalumI
    Jul 31, 2006
    9
    Great alternative to mainstream 'gangsta' rap these days, even if it's not as good as their previous albums
  3. ColbyC
    Mar 1, 2007
    8
    A bit short, but I love their track "Word it Out" with Dave Matthews Band. There are only a couple of songs on this album that I don't A bit short, but I love their track "Word it Out" with Dave Matthews Band. There are only a couple of songs on this album that I don't like. This was the first J5 album that I ever bought and listened to though, so maybe thats why i'm giving it a higher rating than the rest of you. I guess i'll check out their older stuff. Expand
  4. Josh
    Jul 25, 2006
    7
    This album is worth more than a 51. Obviously the critics who gave J5 a lower score than a 70, don't like their style of music. If you This album is worth more than a 51. Obviously the critics who gave J5 a lower score than a 70, don't like their style of music. If you like Jurassic 5, and their unique sound, then you will like Feedback. Expand
  5. PaulH
    Sep 1, 2006
    4
    Ok J5 have been one of my favourite groups for some time and I've never had a bad word to say about an album they've released until Ok J5 have been one of my favourite groups for some time and I've never had a bad word to say about an album they've released until now. This album has about 4 or 5 decent tracks(although none outstanding) on it but the rest is nowhere near the J5 standard we have all heard in the past. The track with the Dave Matthews band is terrible and should have never been heard by any living creature never mind included on the album. Now the major problem I have is Brown Girl produced by Scott Storch. This is possibly one of the worst tracks ever to pollute my ears, as far as I'm concerned J5 have lost all credibility by including this track on the album. Scott Storch and J5 may possibly burn for all eternity in the fiery pits of hell for creating such a musical monstrosity. I have liked most J5 albums in the past, Power in Numbers had a couple of dodgy tracks but compared to this new album I would have to say its a masterpiece. I would avoid buying this album unless you're an avid J5 fan. This will do nothing to impress you its just mediocre pop to say the least. I know it must be difficult for the band without Cut Chemist on this album but it just shows you how much of an influence he must have been on their previous releases. J5 make sure the next album is worth the wait and stay clear of talentless guest producers please. Expand
  6. ChandlerW
    Oct 15, 2006
    3
    W.O.E. is me. Truly. What happened to my favorite Hip Hop group? For years I have loved and had incredible faith in J5, and I feel as though W.O.E. is me. Truly. What happened to my favorite Hip Hop group? For years I have loved and had incredible faith in J5, and I feel as though I have been stabbed in the back by my brother when I listen to this album. Ugh, so disappointing. Expand
  7. JohnD
    Aug 5, 2006
    0
    Their lead single has one of the worst artists ever on it. The only real reason to actually LIKE J5 (Cut Chemist) left. There is no variety Their lead single has one of the worst artists ever on it. The only real reason to actually LIKE J5 (Cut Chemist) left. There is no variety on the tracks--every vocalist has his piece on every song, leaving no room for anyone to stand out. To top it all off, Scott Storch produces. I should mention that I like hip-hop/rap, and I liked most of "Power In Numbers". Ghostface Killah's "Fishscale" is better than this, Mr. Lif's "Mo' Mega" is better than this, hell, even though The Street's "The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living" sucked, it still had a few good beats in its system. Therefore, I would say, in response to Tom B's claim that "Feedback" cuts through the crappy output of...something (I assume hip-hop/rap, but he could be talking about pop music as a whole, too), that "Feedback" is disguised as a wonderful throwback to the good old days when all that mattered was your ability on the mic. In truth, this is just "The Massacre" for potheads. Expand

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