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  • Summary: The debut album for the Cleveland-born who helped cowrite four tracks on Kayne West's "808s & Heartbreak."

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Day 'N' Nite
Day 'n' nite I toss and turn, I keep stress in my mind, mind I look for peace, but see, I don't attain What I need for keeps This silly game we play,... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. If you want to know further why this album is a classic you'll have to check it out yourself, but know for a fact it's well worth your fifteen dollars.
  2. Cudi turns out to be that rarest of rap phenomena: a hyped upstart who really does represent a promising new phase in the genre's evolution.
  3. This first official release is a soul searcher and may require more patience than your everyday debut. Still, the chilly, complicated Man on the Moon perfects the futuristic bleak-beat hip-hop Kanye purposed a year earlier, and rewards the listener with every tripped-out return.
  4. Despite the fat here, that thick layer of open, intense self-loathing is a clever way of unifying Man On The Moon as pure mood piece, a stream-of-consciousness pop voyage that’s more Phil Collins than rap.
  5. Kid Cudi’s take on hip-hop hedonism has as its purpose the escape from one’s own fears and neuroses. He escapes the creatures that haunt him at night by turning himself into a larger-than-life entity: the man on the stage, the man on the moon.
  6. From its bombastic title to Common's annoying narration, Man on the Moon vies for both a bigger pop platform and indie credibility.
  7. Man on the Moon, the debut album from this rapper-singer from Cleveland, is a colossal, and mystifying, missed opportunity, misguided if it is in fact guided at all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 81
  2. Negative: 3 out of 81
  1. Apr 28, 2013
    10
    Probably the best debut album i have ever heard, Kid Cudi and his team (Emile, Pain Pat & Dot Da Genius) can't do no wrong. If you though KidProbably the best debut album i have ever heard, Kid Cudi and his team (Emile, Pain Pat & Dot Da Genius) can't do no wrong. If you though Kid Cudi's was just an one-hit wonder because of Day N' Nite you were wrong, most the songs on this album are much better. Expand
  2. DevarreaGilchrist
    Jan 16, 2010
    10
    This album truly is a classic, it's a breath of fresh air that the industry has needed.
  3. JustinM
    Sep 18, 2009
    10
    What are these critics on? because he doesnt say the F word or how much he makes every 2 seconds its not a good album huh. This album is full What are these critics on? because he doesnt say the F word or how much he makes every 2 seconds its not a good album huh. This album is full of real lyrics and deep thoughts obviously too deep for the critics. This is new fresh and very good for a debut album. Cudi has a master piece on his hands this is one of the best Albums i have heard in a long time. Expand
  4. Jul 27, 2013
    10
    This album is innovative. I feel that Kid Cudi is starting a new genre. Every track is different and they all set off independent tones. WithThis album is innovative. I feel that Kid Cudi is starting a new genre. Every track is different and they all set off independent tones. With songs like Soundtrack 2 My Life, Man on The Moon, Day 'N' Nite, and Pursuit of Happiness (nightmare), that are ground breaking. This album is definitely bringing something new to the Hip Hop genre. Expand
  5. MAGYK
    Sep 22, 2009
    9
    It's different. I didn't like 808's too much, or his mixtapes. I loved this album though. It's more of an experience. My It's different. I didn't like 808's too much, or his mixtapes. I loved this album though. It's more of an experience. My favorite album this year hands down. Expand
  6. Jun 24, 2013
    9
    My only issue with this masterpiece is Common's narrating. It's distracting and rather annoying. Also Common's segment in Make Her Say. IMy only issue with this masterpiece is Common's narrating. It's distracting and rather annoying. Also Common's segment in Make Her Say. I guess I just thought Common was useless and actually hurt the album. But otherwise everything about this album is amazing. It has hope, heart, love, happiness. It makes you see the light in this dark world. Expand
  7. MikeC
    May 2, 2010
    0
    Unoriginal, boring, leaves something to be desired.

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