Pick A Bigger Weapon

  • Record Label: Epitaph
  • Release Date: Apr 25, 2006
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Blender
    60
    The group's unreconstructed P-funk would sound tired were it not so irresistibly spry. [May 2006, p.105]
  2. [Riley's] lyrics are simultaneously clever and uninteresting: he rarely transcends an ABAB or AABB rhyme scheme, practically never rhymes within the lines, and his meter and diction lack intricacy.
  3. Uncut
    60
    Riley has mellowed with age, so the politicking is shot through with humour. [Jun 2006, p.94]
  4. Pick a Bigger Weapon would’ve made a truly killer party album, but two factors hold it back--no one cares about Riley’s politics, and he’s not nearly as clever as he thinks.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. ToddS
    Jan 3, 2007
    8
    No one brings the funk like Coup. Definitely one of the better Hip-Hop releases of 2006. For those who are big fans of "Kill My Landlord" and No one brings the funk like Coup. Definitely one of the better Hip-Hop releases of 2006. For those who are big fans of "Kill My Landlord" and "Genocide and Juice," this album will take some time to grow on you, as it takes off where "Party Music Left Off." However with one listen to "Ijuswannalayaroundalldayinbedwithyou," you might be hooked. Keep the party and the revolution goin'! Full Review »
  2. justinm
    Jul 17, 2006
    10
    Seriously, best album of the year.
  3. JeremiahM
    May 9, 2006
    10
    As usual, the Coup delivers an outstanding album. The beats are great and Boots Riley's straightforward politi-funk is awesome...