Saaab Stories [EP] - Action Bronson
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. What Saaab Stories lacks in quantity is easily made up for in quality.
  2. Jul 25, 2013
    80
    Fraud’s production matches his laconic delivery in a way that other producers’ work just hasn’t. This makes Saaab Stories a much more cohesive mixtape than it would have been otherwise.
  3. Jul 25, 2013
    80
    Overall, Saaab Stories is the meeting of two artists who push the old Hip Hop formulas to new places unlike other ‘90s era revivalist types who would rather cling on.
  4. Jul 25, 2013
    70
    Hardcore Bronson fans may need a little time to get into SAAAB Stories, but it's worth it once you do.
  5. Saab Stories is the least appealing of those [albums], but that has less to do with the rapper and more to do with the production which doesn’t allow this extra-large personality to conflate alongside it. Action Bronson is a big man; he just needs room to breathe.
  6. Jul 25, 2013
    70
    Fans who like him reckless should check it, but for the full picture, start elsewhere.
  7. Jul 25, 2013
    61
    While his prodigious talents as a rapper ensure you might enjoy Saaab Stories on a purely musical level, it’s unlikely you’ll feel better when it’s over.
  8. 60
    We get a Harry Fraud production showcase, with limited Action highlights--a moderately enjoyable listen that’s nasty, but unsatisfying.
  9. Jul 25, 2013
    50
    Harry Fraud’s production ensures that the EP is still enjoyable in a purely instrumental, non-lyrical dimension; I just wish that Action had stepped up and delivered rhymes on a level that these beats deserve.

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