Man On The Moon: The End Of Day

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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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  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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  1. Positive: 71 out of 75
  2. Negative: 3 out of 75
  1. AlexG.
    May 31, 2010
    10
    This album is what hip hop should be about. He just talk about life and the struggles of it. More people should listen to this album. In my This album is what hip hop should be about. He just talk about life and the struggles of it. More people should listen to this album. In my opinion it is one of the best hip hop albums of the decade. Hip Hop needs to veer away from gangster rap and there should be more rappers like Kid Cudi. Guys like Gucci Mane, Plies and Soulja Boy don't know how to rap or how to even write good lyrics. I could wrtie a better song. Expand
  2. AmosD
    Dec 20, 2009
    10
    Great album, basically everything good about kanye without any of the bad. The desicion to include Ratatat was pure genius. You can tell Cudi Great album, basically everything good about kanye without any of the bad. The desicion to include Ratatat was pure genius. You can tell Cudi is actually a songwriter. Expand
  3. joebimbo
    Sep 18, 2009
    10
    Like the critics said, the album isn't perfect, but what i liked about it is that it's fun and it's different. i think that Like the critics said, the album isn't perfect, but what i liked about it is that it's fun and it's different. i think that what kid cudi did (esp. with ratatat) was something that needed to happen for hip-hop. rappers have finally started to play with live music, and kid cudi hired the best to help him out. his raps are a little pedestrian, yes, but who cares? it's still fun. if you like innovation and hip-hop, buy it. you'll be impressed. thanks. Bye. Expand
  4. Oct 25, 2011
    10
    Hands down the best slow rap album out there. I can listen to this to go to sleep or to pump me up. Easy 10/10 for the record. Cudi doesn'tHands down the best slow rap album out there. I can listen to this to go to sleep or to pump me up. Easy 10/10 for the record. Cudi doesn't follow your regular, "black & white" rap album. Expand
  5. JordanM.
    Sep 26, 2009
    9
    Easily best album this year its very different from 808's tha sound is more in depth and is also different from his mixtapes.
  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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