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. j30
    Dec 7, 2011
    7
    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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