Magnificent City - Aceyalone
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  • Summary: 'City' finds veteran underground rapper Aceyalone backed by beats from RJD2.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. It's the product of two remarkable artists working in perfect unison, powered by an effortless chemistry that recalls similarly blessed collaborations between Madlib and MF Doom, or MF Doom and Danger Mouse.
  2. Aceyalone can't do it by himself, and by finding a kindred musical spirit in RJD2, he manages to make an album as expansive as his talent continually hints at.
  3. More than a few productions provide the type of slick, West Coast grind that allows Aceyalone to play the Lothario but still sound like he's satirizing the lover-man archetype.
  4. A unified effort from these two proven hip-hop vets. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.96]
  5. If Magnificent City is occasionally over-friendly-sounding... well, so what? [Mar 2006, p.138]
  6. Aceyalone's deft merging of bookishness and braggadocio is a rare find. [17 Feb 2006, p.79]
  7. Magnificent City is lazy and inept, devoid of force and inspiration and chemistry.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8