Quakers - Quakers
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  • Summary: Portishead's Geoff Barrow (under the name Fuzzface), 7-Stu-7 (Portishead's studio engineer, Stuart Matthews), and Katalyst produced the hip-hop album featuring 35 rappers contributing rhymes to the 41-track release.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. Apr 3, 2012
    91
    A celebration of quality rap music, past, present, and future.
  2. Apr 3, 2012
    90
    Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you, coming all the way from left field, the best album of 2012 so far.
  3. Apr 10, 2012
    90
    Stuffed with bomb-ass beats and rhymes that will bang from Cali to Darlington.
  4. May 2, 2012
    80
    Strangely enough, as short and freespirited as the tracks are, the album itself is a behemoth that takes some listening dedication to unwrap and to assign meaning to--and it's an effort that's well worth it.
  5. Jun 21, 2012
    80
    It clatters past in little over an hour, lean and propulsive despite its sprawling, scattershot nature. [Jun 2012, p.109]
  6. Apr 11, 2012
    71
    Quakers is kind of a mess, and odds are that a not-insignificant number of people are going to find the beats more consistently entertaining than the verses... But ambitious messes are the best kind, and riding out the less-interesting moments is worth it in the long run.
  7. 50
    The vast majority of Quakers are pretty forgettable, while all but a couple of those which star big names like Aloe Blacc and Booty Brown, among others, do little more than offer a handful of choice glimpses at said big names' glory days, making for a static and decidedly unmemorable listen throughout.

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