Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 28, 2011
    90
    It's an uplifting end to one of the best albums of 2011, one that marks Ghostpoet as a name to keep a very close eye on.
  2. Feb 18, 2011
    90
    Rarely does a British debut album forge such a fully formed, genuinely unique direction that attempts to slot it into established scenes prove almost entirely fruitless. But Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam, the full-length bow of late-20s wisdom dispenser/producer Obaro 'Ghostpoet' Ejimiwe, achieves such a feat.
  3. Feb 18, 2011
    90
    Discerning heads will notice that the stellar rhyme schemes and heartfelt storytelling resonates much louder than the accent.
  4. Feb 18, 2011
    80
    There is something refreshing about an artist that tries to create well written and well produced songs instead of ones that smack you in the face with the frying pan made of catchy hooks, beats and shout-along choruses.
  5. Feb 18, 2011
    80
    There are a few tiny flaws with Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam, and the most egregious thing that can be said about it is that it is consistent--a little too consistent.
  6. Feb 18, 2011
    80
    His self-producing the album allows for complete creative control and its pure sense of cohesion as one track flows seamlessly into the next.
  7. Sep 30, 2011
    75
    He has created a haunting, unique, and well-realized artistic statement that is the perfect soundtrack for the early hours of the morning.
  8. Dec 6, 2011
    70
    Peanut Butter ... might be just a little too left-field to capture the zeitgeist in the same way that Skinner did a decade previously, but it's a hypnotic and ultimately rewarding debut which, along with recent efforts from James Blake and Jamie Woon, proves that the words chill-out and challenging don't have to be mutually exclusive.
  9. Mar 9, 2011
    60
    An oddly addictive hip hop concoction of self-doubt and dread, set against a minimalist, almost jazzy backdrop that's also a bit Tricky, too. [Mar 2011, p.116]
  10. Feb 18, 2011
    60
    Ejimiwe's lyrics are often vague, but the music has echoes of Tricky, Roots Manuva, and the minimal end of dubstep. [Mar 2011, p.91]

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