Give the Drummer Some

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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
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  1. NJR
    Mar 16, 2011
    7
    Hmmm, this was an odd one. Enjoyed it for the most part, some tracks were brilliant such as the Lupe Fiasco collab but others were dreadful such as the RZA/Raekwon collab. It felt too much like a compilation album to really get a feel for it, I came away happy that I had listened to it but not too motivated to go back for seconds. 7/10.
  2. Mar 21, 2011
    8
    This record had a very good chance of being above par by the phenomenal lineup of featuring artists alone. The numerous different styles from the guest artists can make the album seem a bit choppy for those who are unfamiliar with or dislike some the guests. But, Barker's excellent producing and percussion pulls the record together nicely. It is refreshing to hear the beats and percussionThis record had a very good chance of being above par by the phenomenal lineup of featuring artists alone. The numerous different styles from the guest artists can make the album seem a bit choppy for those who are unfamiliar with or dislike some the guests. But, Barker's excellent producing and percussion pulls the record together nicely. It is refreshing to hear the beats and percussion for hip hop tracks almost exclusively produced by a live drum kit, especially one wielded with such clean mastery as Barker showcases. Expand
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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 4, 2011
    70
    Whatever, the point is that instead of snare hits and cymbal crashes Barker's real contribution came from behind the boards--he's got a production credit on every one of the album's tracks. By the same token he's often paired with other producers, and when it works, like on the RZA influenced Carry It, it really works. Unfortunately, when it doesn't work, it really doesn't.
  2. 40
    A whole album of subtly punk drummer-laced singles, compiled for his posterity, and lacking a hefty amount of rhyme skills or dramatic effect.
  3. Kerrang!
    Apr 4, 2011
    60
    Where it fails as a cohesive piece of art is the lack of continuity, save for Travis' own considerable drumming. [26 Mar 2011, p.51]