Right About Now - Talib Kweli
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  • Summary: Mos Def and Jean Grae guest on Kweli's third solo outing.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 80
    A quick dozen tunes happily unconcerned with mass appeal. [Jan/Feb 2006, p.95]
  2. 75
    His agile attack still lacks Jigga's precision, 50's swagger, or Kanye's cocky confessionalism. [Jan 2006, p.92]
  3. Another strong batch of songs that are as entertaining as they are thought-provoking. [6 Dec 2005]
  4. Leans more toward conscious than commercial. [26 Nov 2005]
  5. 60
    Kweli expends most of his considerable lyrical talent touting his considerable lyrical talent. [Jan/Feb 2006, p.94]
  6. Kweli's slight charisma deficiency is tempered by collabos with MF Doom and Jean Grae, although the Black Star reunion with Mos Def ("Supreme, Supreme") adds little to their legacy.
  7. Stocked with leftovers and ornery jabs at the status quo.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. MatthewL
    Feb 7, 2006
    Yo, I love this album! This is album is dope.
  2. MCDish
    Dec 14, 2005
    Y'all reviewers are dumbfucks. Kweli spits out game like no otha, he's got substance to go along with style and lyrical flow. The beats are dope, and I say this is actually better than KWest's Late Registration. Right about now contends for album of the year. Expand
  3. MalcW
    Jan 2, 2006
    THis is a Hot ALbum, Talib came back to his Roots, way better than the Beautiful Struggle!!!
  4. TheHams
    Feb 14, 2006
    Good, but not great. The album starts out strong. The middle is pretty good. But the last 3 songs are absolute stinkers.
  5. Thomas
    Jun 25, 2006
    Good album. I didn't like beautiful struggle so much and except of "The Blast" reflection eternal wasn't so special either. This album has some good power songs. Check out "Blackstar" with DJ Hi-Tek for some more excellent work. Expand
  6. JimmyP
    Jan 18, 2006
    Yea.. I believe that you're right... The beautiful struggle was exactly that. A struggle, but not a beautiful one... he was strugglin to stay underground and gain that slow momentum, or just go for pop music, it missed more than it hit.... Now this album Right about now, well, this album isn't a complete failure.... His lyrics ain't on par with quality, and black star, and maybe, it might not ever be.. but this album is okay.... Where you gonna run, and the title track, and supreme supreme are standouts.. Expand
  7. BeeBee
    Feb 24, 2006
    Anyone want a great Kweli album should get "Reflection Eternal" w/ DJ Hi-Tek or his stint in Blackstar. The rest are quite dissapointing. Just a little advice for Y'all Pimps. Expand

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