Metascore
89

Universal acclaim - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. A lean, furious, cold-blooded album that is vividly to-the-point.
  2. An album that's sonically deep, dark, and one of 2006's finest.
  3. Fury is as lean and mean sonically as it is lyrically.
  4. There's not an ounce of fat here. What's left reaffirms the Neptunes' credentials as fearless sonic innovators - eradicating the memory of Pharrell Williams' underwhelming recent solo album at a stroke - and fast-tracks Clipse into the pantheon of great rap lyricists.
  5. It's impossible to guess what kind of album would've turned out had this seen the light of day two years ago, when it was originally expected. Chances are, though, we wouldn't be talking about intensity or hunger or survival with the same emotion in our voices.
  6. The hype was (gulp) correct. Hell Hath No Fury is hot. Dirtily, nastily, pipingly hot. Not Best Rap Album of the Year hot; Best Rap Album in a Few Years hot.
  7. These clattering and clear-eyed tracks add up to something singular. [27 Nov 2006]
  8. Fury is a twelve step sequence of poisonous, caustic, and lithe rap.
  9. Make no mistake: Hell Hath No Fury is a major event.
  10. Hell Hath No Fury is as lyrically kaleidoscopic as it is conceptually monochrome. Track after track flays the central theme, but with such consistently inventive language it seems almost churlish to dwell on its moral bankruptcy.
  11. One listen is all that is needed to convince you that the Clipse have dropped one of the best rap albums of the year.
  12. "Hell Hath No Fury" has nearly redefined its genre; it takes the coke trade's dead eyes and empty hearts, found from penthouse to pavement, and turns them into music.
  13. They're unflinchingly unsensationalistic. But it's the beats that turn this into noir worthy of Jim Thompson. [Feb/Mar 2007]
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 146 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 104
  2. Negative: 9 out of 104
  1. caml
    Nov 25, 2008
    10
    Ridiculous lyrics that really give you a ripe image of gangster glory in your mind. Pusha-T and Malice are, quite honestly, the most underrated MCs of our time. And the Neptunes' simple, dark and artistic beats provide the perfect backdrop for the themes of the album. Full Review »
  2. May 8, 2014
    8
    The first standout are the quirky, junique beats. Then its Pusha T all over em, killin it. No Malice is solid, as they compliment each other well. No filler found. Each song is different, and yet it doesn't clash or seem scrambled. Full Review »
  3. Mar 12, 2014
    9
    The absolute pinnacle of street music. Pusha and Malice are mean, lean, and starkly self-aware. All 12 tracks are beautifully produced by The Neptunes. On these beautifully hideous beats, the duo embrace their own ugly side as they trade verses about women, clothes, family, and hustling. As they cover about everything but themselves on Hell Hath no Fury, it makes you start to think there's a reason. Full Review »