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  • Summary: This is the fourth album from the successful West Coast rapper.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Man vs. Machine is an intense set that never stops.
  2. Even if this is business as usual for Xzibit, then at least business is good.
  3. Xzibit's best efforts are done in by the usual culprits -- misogyny, crudity, and blinding bravado.
  4. 60
    As a whole, Man Vs. Machine signifies a dialectic vacillation between lyrics and beats that are refreshingly intelligent, without being pretentious, and themes (manifested sonically and ideologically) that are recycled and uninspired.
  5. The last holdover from Xzibit's underground days is also his sole weakness: cartoonish hooks that sometimes spiral solid material off in an awkward direction. Otherwise, Man vs. Machine is state-of-the-art.
  6. 40
    Entertaining, largely forgettable. [Jan 2003, p.120]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10