Pilot Talk

  • Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2010
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. Aug 16, 2010
    8
    Musically gorgeous, incorporating guitar, horn and piano, lyrically-dense, monotone flow. Curiously, a mellow delight to scratch the brain. Excellent cohesion. Replay value: 4/5.
  2. Nov 14, 2010
    10
    Delicious. Relaxed music, hard raps and amazing beats. The array of instruments is awesome and a delight to hear when so many artists are doing the same thing. Most of the songs also contain this great nostalgic feeling of the 90's.
  3. NJR
    May 6, 2011
    8
    A smooth soulful delight. The production from Ski is brilliantly soft and compliments Curren$y's slow flow and winding lyrics perfectly. On the surface it comes across as "weed rap" but trust me there is much, much more to this guy than that, I would seriously reccomend to anyone who like witty lyrics and smooth production.
  4. Feb 8, 2012
    8
    One of the most unique and chilled out rap albums you will ever here. Audio Dope II is possibly my favorite Curren$y song, which is saying a lot, the dude puts out more music than anyone in the game right now.
  5. Jan 21, 2012
    9
    Amazing. Curren$y's witty metaphorical lyrics are worth listening to. Mix that with the nice mellow beats and you can't help but enjoy the cd. No mainstream nonsense on this compilation, one of the best hip hops i have heard of late.
  6. Aug 12, 2014
    8
    The production is gorgeous, and the execution is precise. Curren$y, however, doesn't say that much in Pilot Talk. The entire project is consistently above-average, which is not necessarily a criticism. ~ 7.7/10

    Best track: "Address": This track is representative of the entire album: the production and rapping is great, but you'd have to be, well, high to consider the message deep.
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Maybe the highest praise one can bestow on Pilot Talk is that it is a real album, not really fit for phone speakers or headphones but best enjoyed on a home or car system, where Ski's warm beats and Spitta's hazy vocals can fill the space.
  2. The result is a mellow, atmospheric album that still manages to embody the delicious, self-absorbed, fuck-all bombast currently making mainstream rap so exciting.
  3. For backpackers and underground fans, it's a must, but anyone who wants their hip-hop both a bit stranger and a lot deeper will fall hard for this one.