Kenny Dennis LP - Serengeti
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jun 24, 2013
    80
    Those looking for the cleverness of MC Paul Barman and the conceptual weight of Deltron 3030 really ought to give this a listen.
  2. Jun 25, 2013
    78
    Kenny Dennis is definitely a type, but he's a type that feels real enough to want to hang out with, even during his downer moments.
  3. Jul 11, 2013
    60
    [Cohn reprises] his thick, often indecipherable Midwestern accent, but with spot-on timing and flashes of surreal wordplay. [Aug 2013, p.104]
  4. Jun 24, 2013
    80
    Fun and fully immersive, rewinds are rewarded with a plethora of intricate detail. [Jul 2013, p.85]
  5. Jun 24, 2013
    70
    The Kenny Dennis LP is an intriguing piece of character led alt-hip hop. It will baffle some, but if you stick with it the reward for your patience is Serengeti’s keenly observed portrayal of an enigmatic, idiosyncratic and ultimately charming character.
  6. Jun 25, 2013
    81
    More memorable are the tracks where Serengeti simply inhabits the role and goes the direction it takes him.
  7. 70
    The Kenny Dennis LP will reward those who are already familiar with Dennis’s backstory and Serengeti’s previous releases. Although this makes it somewhat exclusive, you can read the character’s biography before diving in.
  8. Jun 25, 2013
    88
    Taken together, the 11 tracks on Kenny Dennis feel like chapters, and combine to create a work as accomplished--and entertaining--as a well-imagined graphic novel or confidently told short story.
  9. 70
    Like any farce, the Kenny Dennis LP is something of an acquired taste, and if the recent existential contemplating all engaged with rap music have done upon being presented with, by the likes of Das Racist, Kitty Pryde, and Riff Raff, a mirror within which to see themselves is any indication, Serengeti’s masterful card will polarize as much as amuse.
  10. The narrative matters on this album, and as always, newcomers should hear Dennehy first. But Cohn is one of a kind, and he don't stop.

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