Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 9, 2012
    80
    More Beautiful Than Silence, is one of the year's most authentic rap collections.
  2. 70
    K'Naan more than makes up for it [occasionally cheesy, pop choruses] with intelligent and innovative verses, not to mention excellent guest spots.
  3. Feb 9, 2012
    60
    The young Somalian is far from the first artist to have to figure out "their" sound while sweating under the spotlight, and by the sound of Silence he's still figuring things out.
  4. Feb 9, 2012
    40
    It relies heavily on ambiguous world music tropes, highly melodic, canned inspirational hooks and arena-style arranging.

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