Napalm - Xzibit
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  • Summary: The seventh studio release for the rapper is his first since 2006's Full Circle and features such guests as David Banner, Bishop Lamont, E-40, Game, Prodigy, and Wiz Khalifa.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oct 16, 2012
    75
    Napalm is remarkably focused, not forsaking the established Xzibit sound but neither rehashing it.
  2. Oct 16, 2012
    70
    What's delivered is another robust collection of business as usual, with the surprising diversions adding just enough dimension to the album to even it out.
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    70
    Napalm comes on in old-school fashion, with beats as mere vehicles for lyrics, and lyrics that work on a reassuring number of levels.
  4. Oct 23, 2012
    70
    Napalm finds X fluctuating between trying to recapture the sound he perfected when he was cavorting with the Aftermath staff, and exploring elder statesmanship a la "Thank You" from 2006's Full Circle. When he goes too far in pursuit of either extreme, Napalm falters.
  5. Oct 16, 2012
    60
    Napalm is a well-rounded LP full of illustrative and cohesive tracks, while surviving a few average hooks, such as on "Gangsta Gangsta."
  6. Oct 16, 2012
    20
    Napalm is a long ass 18 track slog, and the pointless thug boasts scattered throughout the album.
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  1. Oct 18, 2012
    4
    This album has its mountain highs and its valley lows for sure. Tracks such as "State of Hip-Hop vs. Xzibit", "Louis XIII", and "Movies", great, but then tracks like "Napalm", "Up Out the Way", and "Enjoy the Night", might be some of the worst songs ever. Now, there are more highs and than lows, but beyond the good tracks I mentioned, nothing knocks your socks off. Overall, it was alright. Collapse
  2. Dec 14, 2012
    4
    I was hoping of not hearing other albums by Xzibit but we are been contradicted. An album uninspired and without talent, talent that Xzibit will never have. Expand