Ghostdini: Wizard Of Poetry

  • Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Sep 29, 2009
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Can the silliest album of the year also be the smartest and the sexiest?
  2. Nasty as he wants to be, Ghostdini is nothing more than the Face and friends having a good time. The results are as improper as they are infectious.
  3. 70
    Even the raw stuff has the humanizing detail that keeps Ghost interesting years after we've grown accustomed to his imagesplaying Joycean flow.
  4. It’s clairvoyantly obvious that Ghostface Killah’s ideas are abound. Forever flourishing, there is so much to love about an album as playfully awesome as this one.
  5. More or less, Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City manages to strike a balance between both his personas: the violent, self-indulgent Shaky Dog of early Wu Tang, and the at once more humorous and reflective Ghost of more recent years.
  6. Poetry functions as a curious but welcome detour from a hardcore icon admirably unafraid to look like a sucker for love.
  7. While the album's softer instrumentation and thematic preoccupation with romance may initially frustrate some diehard rap fans, its silky hooks begin to sink in with repeated listens.
  8. This is essentially an R&B record with Ghostface sounding a bit like Barry White on a bender. Tracks such as 'Let’s Stop Playin’,' featuring a typically lush John Legend, are very good, with Ghost’s lyrical skills as fluid as the track he rhymes over.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 12, 2011
    9
    i liked this album it was pop and R&B and hip hop altogether. it was provocative as hell. but he had some good songs on here. its worth ai liked this album it was pop and R&B and hip hop altogether. it was provocative as hell. but he had some good songs on here. its worth a listen................... Full Review »