Man Vs Machine

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Oct 1, 2002
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14

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  1. davids
    Nov 5, 2002
    4
    Xzibit is a gangsta rapper devoid of humour, but full of macho posturing. Not the kind of guy you'd want to upset, but I'd be a liar if I said this effort was any good. A rap album that lacks groove, such as this one does, is a rab album that lacks merit. Xzibit stoops to regurgitating '70s cheese, with one song's melody being an "interpolgation" of Toto's Xzibit is a gangsta rapper devoid of humour, but full of macho posturing. Not the kind of guy you'd want to upset, but I'd be a liar if I said this effort was any good. A rap album that lacks groove, such as this one does, is a rab album that lacks merit. Xzibit stoops to regurgitating '70s cheese, with one song's melody being an "interpolgation" of Toto's "Africa." Not even having brilliant Dr. Dre as part of the production team saves things much. There's only excellent tune, The Gambler, featuring sweet-voiced crooner Anthony Hamilton, but one or two goodies out of 19 songs doesn't make for a purchase-worthy album. Expand
  2. 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, Ras Kass and Nate Dogg are dope but when its solo time, its time to touch the FF button.
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Man vs. Machine is an intense set that never stops.
  2. Uncut
    40
    Entertaining, largely forgettable. [Jan 2003, p.120]
  3. 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.