Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. An appreciation for the heart, humor and no-bullshit directness of the very best hip hop is all that's required. [May 2004, p.108]
  2. It's a testament to hip-hop's liberating ability to transcend geography that a Californian, a brilliant young producer from North Carolina, and a New York-based independent label have united for an album that says more in 35 fat-free minutes than most rappers will ever say. [24 Mar 2004]
  3. 83
    More prosaic and profane than many of his labelmates. [May 2004, p.108]
  4. Murs' strongest all-around album.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Yeska
    Feb 14, 2007
    10
    Damn Murs straight up killed it on this ablum but then again on what album does Murs not show his best true talents?
  2. carlod
    Apr 25, 2006
    10
    the greatest lyrics combined with the greatest beats. 100% great HipHop
  3. parappa
    Apr 2, 2006
    9
    Murs is on point for pretty much every track. 9th's beats range from crap (Trevor An' Them) to mediocre (H-U-S-T-L-E and 3:16) to average (The Animal) to good (Intro, Bad Man, The Pain) to great (Freak These Tales, Walk Like a Man, And This Is For...) The album is short and sweet, definately give it a listen. Full Review »