heightsyMar 6, 2007i am in the camp that finds ISWYD by far better than Fantastic Damage. the first record only has the privilege of being FIRST, which does not i am in the camp that finds ISWYD by far better than Fantastic Damage. the first record only has the privilege of being FIRST, which does not make it BEST. What ISWYD lacks in "difficulty" it makes up for its "refined" nature of being a more graceful, yet streamlined, and bitingly penetrative listen. Regarding the "guest-spots": With all the added big-name indie-rock glitterati, I am beyond glad that they are barely noticeable. Unlike the Cage album **ahem**. Cop this. Cop this. Cop this. El, used to annoy me, but funnily enough he saves Def-Jux. This is one for all those people who question the vitality of hip-hop. Damn Lif, why can't you do this?… Expand
johnnyb.Jun 12, 2007I would call el-p ahead of his time, but I don't think time will ever catch him.
PaulFMar 19, 2007album of the year by far!!! the best hip hop album in years - scratch that the best album in years full stop - can't stop playing it!!!
AlexCMar 26, 2007One of the most powerful hip-hop albums in the past 20 years. It takes time to unravel, soak in, and fully experience as it was meant to be One of the most powerful hip-hop albums in the past 20 years. It takes time to unravel, soak in, and fully experience as it was meant to be taken. At some times it's bleak and unforgiving. At others, it's beautiful and uplifting. Overall, ISWYD is powerful and unrelenting in innovation and purpose.… Expand
SeanP.Apr 29, 2007Incredibly dense and complex. It reminds me of Fear Of A Black Planet. Repeat listens are required.
DrewPMar 26, 2007Dark, dense, and one of the most exciting albums I've heard in a while. I'm looking forward to unraveling these lyrics for months Dark, dense, and one of the most exciting albums I've heard in a while. I'm looking forward to unraveling these lyrics for months to come. Find those detonators, indeed!… Expand
JosephMMay 30, 2007I'd rather listen to Aesop Rock. This album is good front start to finish, but it only has one stand out track, and that is not enough for me.
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