Feedback

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic 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. J5's strangely subdued Feedback is the rare rap album that might be too short for its own good.
  3. 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.
  4. Mojo
    80
    A record designed to ensnare the as-yet-uncommitted listener without abandoning their extant fan base. [Aug 2006, p.103]
  5. It shows that respecting your roots needn't result in stagnant, bookishly reverent music, and that learning your history can be a fine way of looking forward.
  6. Vibe
    70
    In their earnest effort to recharge rap, however, the veterans' pioneer-day rhetoric comes off as heavy-handed. [Sep 2006, p.213]
  7. Overall, the diversity of the production overcomes the same-ness of the verses to make Feedback worth a listen.
  8. Spin
    70
    Their most immediately pleasurable album. [Sep 2006, p.104]
  9. This time the throwbacks are so brazenly imitative, they might raise the copyright hackles of the earliest copyright infringers.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 10 out of 29
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. DJJimiN
    Oct 31, 2006
    9
    Jurassic 5
  3. TylerrM
    Oct 20, 2006
    3
    I had thought this album was going to be about dinosaurs or something, but it isn't. Maybe an album where the band members pretend to be I had thought this album was going to be about dinosaurs or something, but it isn't. Maybe an album where the band members pretend to be dinosaurs and sing about like prehistoric stuff and have a good time. I was very dissapointed when I realized this is basically just some guys rapping and not like dinosaur rapping or saber tooth tiger rapping either. I don't want to call false advertising or anything, but I think a lot of kids might be dissapointed when they get this under their stocking come christmas morning if you know what you mean. :-( Full Review »