Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. 'So Far to Go' embodies everything great about Common--his witty delivery, smooth flow, loquacious lyrics and perfect sense of timing --but then the same could be said for virtually any track on Finding Forever.
  2. The best music here is so deep it's more powerful than the rhymes.
  3. 90
    Forever is livelier, grittier and better [than "Be."] [Aug 2007, p.101]
  4. The album is both lush and gritty, integrating awkwardly hacked samples, rowdy percussion, and sweet backing vocals. [03 Aug 2007, p.67]
  5. It's tight, cohesive, devoid of filler, refreshingly brisk (at 50 minutes long), and sonically and lyrically focused.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. Aug 5, 2014
    8
    Common occasionally comes across as a featuring artist on a string of instrumentals on Finding Forever, which is particularly disappointingCommon occasionally comes across as a featuring artist on a string of instrumentals on Finding Forever, which is particularly disappointing because of his significant lyrical and vocal ability. Despite this, much of the album is composed of grandiose production with intelligent lyrics. ~ 7.7/10

    Best tracks: "I Want You", "The Game" & "Break My Heart"
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  2. TONYB.
    Dec 31, 2007
    10
    HEAT
  3. TrellT.
    Dec 6, 2007
    9
    Nearly perfect...it really is. Saved hip-hop for the year in my opinion.