Negrophilia: The Album Image
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  • Summary: The latest installment in Thirsty Ear's Blue Series features prolific indie hip-hop artist Mike Ladd, backed by pianist Vijay Iyer and drummer Guillermo E. Brown.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 90
    It's hugely ambitious, and yet also perhaps Ladd's most focused record yet. [Mar 2005, p.112]
  2. Ladd’s drive and focus throughout the entire album keeps the listener’s ear, as each moment is unexpected, even after multiple listens.
  3. This is one of Ladd's most accomplished albums to date, proving once again that he's one of the most forward-thinking artists around.
  4. Its best moments are stellar and exhilarating.
  5. Ladd's band... cooks this tangle of worry and dada to perfection.
  6. Reek[s] of overt smugness and wilful obliqueness. [16 Apr 2005, p.51]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. NkengeZ
    Sep 10, 2005
    10
    Yi-eeeehhhh!
  2. AlanR
    Feb 8, 2005
    9
    Makes 50 Cent and those money grubbing biitches appear as juvenille and fake as they really are.
  3. Daniel
    Mar 15, 2005
    8
    Setting the whole "indie vs. mainstream" thing aside, this is just a really solid, nicely atmospheric record. It isn't Ladd's best Setting the whole "indie vs. mainstream" thing aside, this is just a really solid, nicely atmospheric record. It isn't Ladd's best (Welcome to the Afterfuture and In What Language? are my favorites), but it's still a cut above most of what's out there, indie or mainstream. Expand