User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

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  1. Jun 18, 2013
    6
    Talib Kweil is a great rapper, especially with regard to the alternative genre. After the good work with Gutter Rainbows, Talib Kweil releases Prisoner of Concious, a sufficient album but with anything new.
  2. May 7, 2013
    7
    Im such a HUGE kweli fan I would expect 2 years between albums would provide a great release. With this album he clearly is coming out with a message. Which I can appriciate as he mostly a conscious lyricist. However, the album on a whole is not spectacular. There isn't really a song that is catchy or one I would keep in my collection. That is not to say his rhyming has fallen off, but this is a lesser album than Gutter Rainbows and certainly Eardrum. Expand
  3. May 7, 2013
    8
    Another solid release from Talib Kweli. Each song has good bars and a good message. While not the best album of the year, it is good to see a legend continue to go strong in 2013.
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Aug 9, 2013
    50
    It’s not sanctimony that drags the album down so much as lack of focus, both lyrical and aesthetic. Coursing between the ham-fisted message-moments is a nimble and reliably engaging display of verbal dexterity.
  2. Jul 2, 2013
    70
    Despite everything he did right on this album, there are a few blemishes. [Jul 2013, p.88]
  3. Jun 11, 2013
    65
    POC is a step above his worst material and a far cry from his glory days.