Love & Hate - Aceyalone
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  • Summary: This is the fourth solo LP for the West Coast alternative rapper, who was a founding member of Freestyle Fellowship.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. A simple, straight-ahead match of excellent MC with great producers.
  2. Love and Hate sounds fantastic, alternately steeped in warm, old school funk and terse, bubbly electroclash.
  3. 70
    While Acey's rhymes are consistently top-notch, the soundcraft here goes astray at times. [Aug 2003, p.154]
  4. Sadly few of his spiels impress solely on the strength of their content. [#235, p.55]
  5. Educational and motivational. [Jul 2003, p.126]
  6. It's nice to see him seek stronger production; beatmeisters like RJD2 and Joey Chavez provide supple soundscapes for the Ace Man to rock over. But ol' reliable Acey kinda forgot what makes him one of the essential MCs of the last decade: ridiculous wordplay.
  7. 40
    Just feels stiff and over-produced. [Aug 2003, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2