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  • Summary: This long-delayed second album for Virginia brothers Malice and Pusha T was produced in full by The Neptunes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 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.
  2. They're unflinchingly unsensationalistic. But it's the beats that turn this into noir worthy of Jim Thompson. [Feb/Mar 2007]
  3. A lean, furious, cold-blooded album that is vividly to-the-point.
  4. So why is it one of the best hip-hop albums of the year? For one, nobody gets the beats -- dry, hard and evil -- that Clipse get from Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.
  5. Listen to the beats and you'll find The Neptunes' best work in years. [27 Jan 2007, p.31]
  6. 80
    Concise at 12 tracks, the stylistic coherence seldom fails to engage. [Feb 2007, p.73]
  7. 60
    The stark beats are the best Hugo and Williams have built in years. But its themes--dealing, girls--require more lyrical innovation to compel. [Feb 2007, p.105]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 104
  2. Negative: 9 out of 104
  1. caml
    Nov 25, 2008
    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. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Dec 3, 2006
    1. ghostface 2. CLIPSE 3. lupe
  3. DougS
    Jan 19, 2007
    Fear him, as soon as you hear him Upon my arrival, the dope dealers' cheer him Just like a revival, the verse tends to steer 'em Through a life in the fast lane, I german engineer 'em Expand
  4. JohnD
    Nov 29, 2006
    Best gangsta-rap album of the year. Easily the second-best album of 2006, behind "For Hero: For Fool". (But that's just me.)
  5. EricC
    Mar 1, 2007
    Funny how this was being made at the same time Nas was rapping about the death of hip-hop. In a world of ridin' dirty and chains hanging low, it's great to finally have guys like Clipse, Nas, and Ghost Face to come back and remind us what hip-hop should really be. Don't underappreciate what's being done here. This is real music. Expand
  6. ChakaS
    Dec 1, 2006
    Strong Album but not a classic...The album starts strong, gets monotonous towards the middle but finishes strong with the last track, Nightmares. Lyrical content is all the same for most of the songs in the album. To many songs about selling drugs and buying expensive clothes. The production on the album is great, but at time it seems like some of the tracks don't match the Clipse flow. All in all album is strong, with good songs like Miami Vice, Mr. Me Too, Dirty Money, and Nightmares but not a classic. Expand
  7. K
    Dec 18, 2006
    recycled neptunes bullshit

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