Love & Hate

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  1. yodabutter
    Jul 4, 2003
    6
    Aceyalone's lyrical style is still detectable, but its diluted towards the popular (simple) style of rhymes you find in the chart-topping hip-hop songs of today. And the beats really aren't very tight, and they're muddied by the obligatory R&B sing song. It's still better than most, but if you're buying an Aceyalone album, you're expecting original, Aceyalone's lyrical style is still detectable, but its diluted towards the popular (simple) style of rhymes you find in the chart-topping hip-hop songs of today. And the beats really aren't very tight, and they're muddied by the obligatory R&B sing song. It's still better than most, but if you're buying an Aceyalone album, you're expecting original, ground-breaking rhymes. One could argue that he's only trying to make a more lighthearted, party album, but that shouldn't mean watered down. A man's gotta eat though, so can't blame him. If only the mainstream supported true talent. Expand
  2. SteveBucaneer
    Mar 2, 2007
    10
    Lyrically Entertaining!
  3. May 20, 2016
    10
    lyrical masterpiece.he delivers again. he shows his unique rhyme schemes that makes him different than other rappers out there. say what you will but he shows us he hasn't stopped and never will.
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    50
    The beats--never a selling point for Acey's albums--don't have the verve to lift leaden lines. [13 Jun 2003, p.96]
  2. As he tries to return to the ponderous themes of such vague nonsense as love and hate, Acey weighs the pacing of the game considerably.
  3. The Wire
    60
    Sadly few of his spiels impress solely on the strength of their content. [#235, p.55]