Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. It fleshes out its cohesive narrative and cogent ideas with beats that respect the spare antipop ethos without abjuring such wayward rhythm elements as femme chorus, bass-drum-whoop jam, and $20 synth loop.
  2. Make no mistake about it, I Phantom is a fantastic record.
  3. Lif has managed to transcend the gimmicks and wankery that generally mar this kind of grand opus, and emerge with his strongest offering yet.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. LiamO
    Feb 1, 2007
    10
    A refreshing take on hip hop that deserves all the credit it can get
  2. LawrenceP
    Apr 13, 2005
    9
    The best hip-hop record of the year! Many highlights in this concept LP.
  3. nickm
    Mar 6, 2005
    10
    Without a doubt one of the, if not the, most thoughtful, intelligent and articluate rappers out there... His lyrics are astounding and his Without a doubt one of the, if not the, most thoughtful, intelligent and articluate rappers out there... His lyrics are astounding and his timing and delivery of them are flawless. Home of the Brave for example is a great track, expressing his controversial (but truthful) views on the US' terrorist policy, ecompassing all that is good about Mr Lif. the mainstream needs to take a queue from this guy. Full Review »