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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
  1. bastian
    Mar 15, 2005
    10
    restless is the best cd in the world he is the best and snoop dogg it's the shit
  2. EliotK.
    Oct 20, 2002
    10
    badass album
  3. ChadS.
    Oct 19, 2002
    10
    This album is hardcore to the fullest with hits like my name. When you team up eminem nate dogg and xzibit in one song you get one hell of a This album is hardcore to the fullest with hits like my name. When you team up eminem nate dogg and xzibit in one song you get one hell of a hit and also multiply the beats just don't get any tighter. Also another one is what you see is what you get also if you get the chance download short people (the jd diss) it's off the hook. Expand
  4. anarh
    Apr 26, 2003
    10
    one of the best from the westcoast.
  5. johnd00d
    Oct 17, 2002
    9
    a mad album man, get it now! a few weak songs but overall a quality bouncin album!
  6. Chronwell
    May 26, 2004
    4
    Not enough bumpin tracks on here. Lyrically XZ has lost some of the steel edge he posessed at one time in the late 90s. Tracks with Snoop, Not enough bumpin tracks on here. Lyrically XZ has lost some of the steel edge he posessed at one time in the late 90s. Tracks with Snoop, Ras Kass and Nate Dogg are dope but when its solo time, its time to touch the FF button. Expand
  7. Me
    Sep 10, 2004
    2
    For me there are 3 main things that make an album: The beats, the rhymes, and how the rhymes fit the beats. This album only has a few good For me there are 3 main things that make an album: The beats, the rhymes, and how the rhymes fit the beats. This album only has a few good beats (most of them are too mainstream for my taste), and after 2 listens I can't think of any rhymes that stand out. There are no beats dropping out on dope rhymes because there are no dope rhymes. No creativity. Like most mainstream artists Xzibit cares more about the money than the product. If you want an album with a mainstream feel, check out Masta Aces new album. Expand

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