Man On The Moon: The End Of Day Image
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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: 70 out of 74
  2. Negative: 3 out of 74
  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. EstebanS.
    Dec 13, 2009
    10
    A trippy record. Very real. You can feel the emotion Scott put in this album. The most revolutionary albums of this millennium so far. I A trippy record. Very real. You can feel the emotion Scott put in this album. The most revolutionary albums of this millennium so far. I can't wait to hear what else has to provide to the new hip hop era. Expand
  3. BrianL
    Sep 17, 2009
    10
    Amazing debut. His outside of the box style along with his metaphoric and honest lyrics make this album a must have.
  4. Jun 12, 2011
    10
    Terrific album, the kind of album that you can just pop into your CD player and listen to start to finish. I highly recommend this album toTerrific album, the kind of album that you can just pop into your CD player and listen to start to finish. I highly recommend this album to anyone who is just a little bit into hip hop/rap or a seasoned veteran of the genre. He puts none conventional artists on tracks and it turns out wonderfully, Kid Cudi is a lyrical genius in my opinion and this album is perfect for a warm summer's night with some friends. 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. Apr 13, 2013
    9
    This album is very great. I love the sound to the album and tracks. Kid Cudi is a great songwriter It's more than a hip hop album it's also aThis album is very great. I love the sound to the album and tracks. Kid Cudi is a great songwriter It's more than a hip hop album it's also a a alternative rock album It features great artists like common and kanye west and bands like mgmt. this album is worth having At first I wasn't such a fan of his until I heard this album. Expand
  7. MikeC
    May 2, 2010
    0
    Unoriginal, boring, leaves something to be desired.

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