New Danger

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  • Summary: 'New Danger' is the second solo hip-hop album (and Geffen debut) for the rapper and actor.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. 100
    A funky, soulful flashback to the works of outspoken jazz and R&B greats like Gil-Scott Heron and Miles Davis.
  2. Mojo
    80
    A grimier, more uncomfortable listen. [Nov 2004, p.100]
  3. Spin
    75
    In a world where 50 Cent name-drops [Talib] Kweli, Mos Def wants to keep the line between indie hip-hop and major-label rap nice and blurry. [Oct 2004, p.112]
  4. A couple of creative notches below 2000's gleaming Black on Both Sides.
  5. Although Mos Def sometimes finds the casual groove he's looking for, this disc is surprisingly dreary and oddly abstract. [1 Nov 2004]
  6. A messy, disappointing record that would be a miss from any artist, but from an artist of Mos Def’s talents, it’s a minor disaster.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Aug 16, 2010
    10
    This album is not the taste of all. Alternative Rap people. It may not be for all of america but Mos' blend of Rap and Rock gets you pumpingThis album is not the taste of all. Alternative Rap people. It may not be for all of america but Mos' blend of Rap and Rock gets you pumping your head to every verse. Good job Mr.Dante Terrell Smith. Pure Masterpiece. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jan 2, 2005
    10
    There seems to be a lot of people who dont like this new sound...what needs to be understood is that this album is one that was not meant to There seems to be a lot of people who dont like this new sound...what needs to be understood is that this album is one that was not meant to follow in the footsteps of his other work...this was a work of passion...and its hot Expand
  3. paulj
    Aug 5, 2005
    9
    When a hip-hop artist can incorporate the Fifth Dimension and Jim Morrison into an album- it has to be grand. Mos Def, who frequently played When a hip-hop artist can incorporate the Fifth Dimension and Jim Morrison into an album- it has to be grand. Mos Def, who frequently played a guest role on the Chapelle Show, shows why he is one of the most thoughtful artists in the genre today. Mos purveys and critiques North American and hip-pop culture. Though the albums lacks (minutely, I might add) in places, it nevertheless remains an incredible album. Collapse
  4. royc
    Nov 1, 2004
    8
    q magazine is talking out of its ass as always,stick to your indie crap,& Bowie worshiping....As for the libertines ...oh dear more junkie q magazine is talking out of its ass as always,stick to your indie crap,& Bowie worshiping....As for the libertines ...oh dear more junkie worshiping nonesense! Anyway Mos is Def... Expand
  5. Mar 31, 2013
    7
    this album is a variety of genres, but that doesn't mean it's bad. if you're a fan of alternative hip-hop, jazz, and rock, then you'll likethis album is a variety of genres, but that doesn't mean it's bad. if you're a fan of alternative hip-hop, jazz, and rock, then you'll like this album. Mos Def never fails to make a great song from a great beat Expand
  6. MichaelC
    Jan 1, 2007
    6
    It's way to ambitious and often feels unfocused. The select guitar solos would have been good, if he would have played the instrument, It's way to ambitious and often feels unfocused. The select guitar solos would have been good, if he would have played the instrument, but jazz style guitar solos don't belong in the genre. This isn't a terrible album though, there are some good cuts on this disk. Expand
  7. MichaelL
    Oct 16, 2004
    3
    With the exception of only a handful of the 18 tracks, Mos' MO seems to be one of either hips and haws or disturbingly bad rap-rock. Buy With the exception of only a handful of the 18 tracks, Mos' MO seems to be one of either hips and haws or disturbingly bad rap-rock. Buy the "Sex, Love & Money" single instead ? it also includes "Ghetto Rock" ? and save $15. Expand

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