Masquerade - Wyclef Jean
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  • Summary: The third solo disc for Wyclef Jean includes remakes of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and Tom Jones' "What's New, Pussycat?" (featuring Jones on guest vocals) among its 22 eclectic tracks.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
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  1. 'Masquerade' is a mighty, ego-free album that doesn't need to shout to be heard.
  2. 80
    A thoughtfully constructed delight. [#8, p.126]
  3. It's brimming with what he does well: competent, poppy-yet-street mixtures of rap, reggae, R&B and brazen cover versions. [July 2002, p.110]
  4. Creative beats and wonderful musical arrangements are constantly spoiled by Wyclef's below average flow and ridiculous thug aspirations.
  5. 50
    Clef sounds more invested in his music when he's appropriating other people's songs. [Jul 2002, p.109]
  6. Yet another overreaching, overlong musical erector set, the album offers an uneven, conceptually muddled tour of the rapper's current musical obsessions, from gritty underground hip-hop to Caribbean music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4