Gas Mask - The Left
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 3, 2011
    80
    An artistic statement and a brilliant debut, Gas Mask should be Motown's unofficial soundtrack, but its listenership should know no regional boundaries.
  2. Mar 3, 2011
    92
    If I were asked to document the unrest within Detroit, The Left's Gas Mask would be the backdrop. Journalist 103 and Apollo Brown have created a beautifully ugly masterpiece that seethes with urgency and raises the bar considerably for their peers at home and beyond.
  3. Mar 3, 2011
    80
    There aren't any lackluster songs, and even though the lyrics and the rhymes are digestible on the first listen, they get better with more listens.
  4. Mar 3, 2011
    80
    Gas Mask is simply a strongly appealing hip-hop record with just the right balance of guests to keep his voice from becoming stale.
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  1. Dec 19, 2011
    9
    A top album! Apollo Brown's beats are inspired. Journalist 103's rhymes are on form. One of the best albums of 2011. I hope people don't confuse it with old school hip hop because the way the samples and the drums compliment the verses are of too high a standard not to be of this age. Full Review »