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  • Summary: Los Angeles rapper Regan Farquhar returns with an album produced by Boom Bip and DJ Nobody.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 90
    Strap on your seatbelt, 'cause you never been on a ride like this befo.' [Jan/Feb 2006, p.78]
  2. Busdriver gives his best performance thus far.
  3. His choruses are instantly memorable and his word-soup lyricism easily places him in the upper echelon of intelligent emcees, somewhere between MF Doom and Dose One.
  4. Roadkill Overcoat is a thorny album, one that doesn't give itself over easy, and definitely not on first listen.
  5. Maybe some thought Busdriver sounded self-satisfied before, but he used to sound one step ahead of the listener instead of running to catch up.
  6. RoadKillOvercoat will certainly win him some fans who have previously avoided hip-hop, but for those same reasons, it might also cost him some, too.
  7. 40
    RoadKillOvercoat fattens his usual oblique rhymes into even more demanding, bombastic forms. [Apr 2007, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. DamonM
    Feb 5, 2007
    9
    Surprised to see this not getting any love critically.. it took 2 listens for me, but man is this a really good disc. Never has being cynical Surprised to see this not getting any love critically.. it took 2 listens for me, but man is this a really good disc. Never has being cynical and miserable been so much fun. Love the production.. so bright and catchy; there are hooks sticking out everywhere, the flow is fun and interesting, the lyrics are funny and smart. What else is supposed to be on a rap album? This is definitely one of my favourites of the year so far. Expand
  2. RyanL
    Feb 2, 2007
    8
    It's a bit inconsistent, but the best moments are truly great and it's better than the reviews give it credit for.
  3. JamalS.
    Feb 16, 2007
    8
    Besides the track with CocoRosie, I really like this CD. It does take a while to sink in, but overall, I prefer the darker production here to Besides the track with CocoRosie, I really like this CD. It does take a while to sink in, but overall, I prefer the darker production here to the overly "sugar" production on FoaBT. Lyrically, nothing tops Fear's Reheated Pop, but it all remains interesting and relevant. It's a great debut for his new label, and I think it proves that Busdriver is so close to a break out album that it isn't even funny. High 7's, rounded up. Expand
  4. JakeB.
    Feb 16, 2007
    8
    great album, for people who enjoy creative and fast pace rap music.
  5. Aaron*
    Mar 9, 2007
    7
    Great album. Vocally, he's the same Busdriver, but I miss Paris' production from Temporary Forever. The producers on this album are Great album. Vocally, he's the same Busdriver, but I miss Paris' production from Temporary Forever. The producers on this album are all over the place. Sometimes their efforts hit (Sunshowers, Kill Your Employer, Pompous Posies), and sometimes, they're just boring run-of-the-mill hip-hop beats. Expand
  6. matta
    Feb 6, 2007
    6
    I have to agree with the critics on this one. It is just painful hearing Busdriver try and sing (ballads nonetheless!), and some of the I have to agree with the critics on this one. It is just painful hearing Busdriver try and sing (ballads nonetheless!), and some of the production is boring. Not even close to Fear Of A Black Tangent (which was in my top twenty of 2005). Expand