• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Jun 18, 2002
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    A thoughtfully constructed delight. [#8, p.126]
  2. 'Masquerade' is a mighty, ego-free album that doesn't need to shout to be heard.
  3. Wyclef's third solo album, while entertaining enough, is short on the sane, humane pleasures so plentiful on the first two.
  4. 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]
  5. 50
    Clef sounds more invested in his music when he's appropriating other people's songs. [Jul 2002, p.109]
  6. Creative beats and wonderful musical arrangements are constantly spoiled by Wyclef's below average flow and ridiculous thug aspirations.
  7. 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.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. BritneySpeaks
    Sep 3, 2002
    1
    I think this album sucked. He is talented only when working with others. He is selfish and pathetic. He will always be a number loser in my book.
  2. bigup
    Aug 23, 2002
    10
    Wyclef delivers...reading other reviews reinforce the fact that the message is not being comprehended. The message here is that they're Wyclef delivers...reading other reviews reinforce the fact that the message is not being comprehended. The message here is that they're not getting it. Full Review »
  3. NseE.
    Jul 28, 2002
    10
    It is a brilliant cd, from the beautiful and touching 'Daddy', '80 Bars', through to 'Peace God'. His best effort yet.