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. Ladd's eclectic and downbeat montage of samples creates a rootless soundscape, seemingly geographically transient, restless, impatient and unsettling. It is the perfect backdrop for Ladd's soul-searching reflexes and rants. [#251, p.54]
  4. 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.
  5. Its best moments are stellar and exhilarating.
  6. 70
    A workout for both mind and soul. [Jun 2005, p.97]
  7. 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
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3