Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Mojo
    60
    Just a quick read of the titles on this 12th album shows Chuck has lost none of his sloganeering, rebal-rousing wit. [Oct 2007, p.106]
  2. When you constantly remind the world how great you were, it rather detracts from the good stuff you're still capable of.
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    Those familiar with their late-'80s classics will be glad to hear them back on form, though it's hard to see this winning over many new fans. [Nov 2007, p.144]
  4. The Wire
    60
    Lyrically Public Enemy's new album packs no surprises. [Oct 2007, p.75]
  5. Although one of PE’s three focal points, Terminator X, is gone, Chuck D and Flavor-mother-fucking-Flav still have vitality pumping through their veins, enough to elevate a two-decades-old rap institution above the level most hip-hoppers reach once they hit middle-age.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 1, 2012
    10
    A great album topped off with instant **** classic Harder Than You Think and good songs such as Black Is Back, you will not hear somethingA great album topped off with instant **** classic Harder Than You Think and good songs such as Black Is Back, you will not hear something this good on the radio, because radio mostly plays mainstream **** that ain't **** compared to the legendary Chuck D and Public Enemy Full Review »