Power In Numbers - Jurassic 5
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  • Summary: The Los Angeles-based underground hip-hop outfit returns with a follow up to their 2000 debut, 'Quality Control.' Nelly Furtado guests on one track.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
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  1. As spiritual as Talib Kweli, as musically complex as Mos Def, as joyfully syncopated as the Roots, Power in Numbers sets the standard for intelligent hip hop.
  2. The signature wordplay and musical ingenuity are as strong as ever here... but they're rolling with a far harder edge than you remember.
  3. Jurassic 5 value commitment over calculation; that is, they keep it real.
  4. 80
    The excellent Power In Numbers finds the group inching toward the future with a fuller sound and different looks. [Oct 2002, p.94]
  5. Power In Numbers is like a coming out party for J5, as it shows their ability to shed their label as a novelty and proves they are talented in their own right.
  6. The group's old-school ethos begins to feel like formula on Power In Numbers, though that formula can still yield remarkable results.
  7. It's a dubious album whose chief innovation is a guest appearance by Nelly Furtado.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
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  1. daniela
    Jan 19, 2007
    excellent hip hop record, a breath of fresh air from the usual rap bollocks we hear these days talking about their rims, thei b*tches and their jesus piece Expand
  2. nickp
    Sep 4, 2004
    i listen to this cd evry day it couldnt be better.
  3. NickieI
    Apr 10, 2003
    10 this is one of my favorite albums. There's nothing else to say but J5 is awesome!! Even better in concert.
  4. shaneh
    Jan 16, 2006
    BEST ALBUM EVER I HAvent put it down for 3 years now im not ubsessed cuz every track is good !!!!!!!!!!!!!! buy it if your sick of rap on radio youll love this album no gangsta rap Expand
  5. CamK
    Oct 12, 2002
    While it's not as fresh or original as their debut, it's still a great hip-hop album that should not be overlooked.
  6. Mdub
    Jun 14, 2005
    A terrific hip hop album with positive lyrics and consistency. Chali 2na's heavy, baritone rapping is awesome, and cut chemist and nu mark are great DJs. Every track is solid, but some fantastic standouts include "A Day at the Races(feat. Big Daddy Kane and Percy P)", big hit "What's Golden", and the meaningful "Sum of Us". Nelly Furtado's appearance on "Thin Line" is also great. Overall, a really solid hip hop album from a great group. Expand
  7. j30
    Dec 7, 2011
    Solid album from Jurassic 5. My only complaint is Power In Numbers doesn't feel like a progression from their previous work, just a reaffirmation of their sound. Expand

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