Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 27, 2012
    90
    It's when producer the Alchemist trims and arranges that Bronson becomes a salable bouquet.
  2. Nov 26, 2012
    90
    The overall effect of Rare Chandeliers is probably the most enjoyable straight up rap exhibition since Curren$y's Pilot Talk.
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    80
    Bronsonland is a place you enjoy spending time in or you don't, and that does not seem likely to change anytime soon.
  4. Nov 26, 2012
    80
    Rare Chandeliers is both soft-lensed yacht rap and roughneck hip-hop that's as New York as pastrami and Waldorf salads.
  5. Nov 26, 2012
    72
    The Alchemist's beats on Rare Chandeliers are perfectly good, but they do little to amplify Bronson's character.
  6. Nov 27, 2012
    70
    To match the classier trappings, Bronson puts on a slightly more professional showing--gone are the botched lines, the charming flubs and the repetitive stalling of Chips--and, for the most part, he pulls it off with style and grace.
  7. Nov 26, 2012
    70
    It's shtick, sure, but one only a dour vegan would gripe about.
  8. 70
    He's more lethal than ever before, further pushing experimentation with the relationship between context and sounds, without being overly involved or hard to enjoy at face value.
  9. Jan 24, 2013
    60
    This album [is] good fun. [Feb 2013, p.103]
  10. Jan 8, 2013
    60
    Alc has already produced better songs for the actual Ghostface. So it is unclear why this album--or the rapper who made it--needed to exist. [Jan 2013, p.79]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 2, 2012
    7
    I've heard a lot of praise about this mixtape and while it is good, it didn't live up to the hype for me, honestly. Great production from The Alchemist as always and Action Bronson is good, but sometimes, the beat switches mid-song would ruin a good song. Overall, it feels like something was...missing. Full Review »
  2. Jun 9, 2013
    6
    My favorite part in Rare Chandeliers is the production by The Alchemist. Every single beat felt like it was from an action movie. However it's Bronson's rapping that is still lacking on this. His flow feels weak even for his style, also the lyrics on this don't exactly fit the adventurous beats on this. Overall this had an OKAY feel to it, but I believe Bronson will continue to improve as he grows. Full Review »