How Do You Do

  • Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: Oct 11, 2011
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
Buy On
  1. Under The Radar
    Nov 3, 2011
    60
    How Do You Do actually has a bit more reach than just that classic period, but Hawthorne's strengths shine brightest when he channels the 40-year-old vinyl. [Oct 2011, p.99]
  2. Oct 25, 2011
    60
    Don't expect emotion for the ages, and you'll have fun with this.
  3. 60
    On the whole, How Do You Do is a satisfying effort.
  4. Oct 10, 2011
    50
    Hawthorne just doesn't have the vocal chops to pull off an otherwise solid album.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 22, 2012
    9
    I've been really impressed with this album, and I initially just played it at work because it set a nice mood, I would normally listen to hipI've been really impressed with this album, and I initially just played it at work because it set a nice mood, I would normally listen to hip hop but at work that isn't everyones favorite, but after its had a lot of time to marinate I've come to really appreciate this as the best modern day Motown sound I've heard in years. My favorite song is the short one, "we're through"?, not sure if thats the name. Awesome soulful sound for singing in your house on a lazy Sunday. Nice. Full Review »
  2. Oct 27, 2011
    9
    This is a very soulful album. I'm impressed on how soulful this guy is. This is probably the most soulful album of the year. I'm glad that heThis is a very soulful album. I'm impressed on how soulful this guy is. This is probably the most soulful album of the year. I'm glad that he is on Stones Throw Records, where the label is the home of Madlib, MF Doom, and the legendly J Dilla. Full Review »