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  • Summary: The Canadian semi-rapper (think more Beck than Eminem) returns with his first album of all-new material in two years, which includes contributions from DJ D Styles, Chicago post-rockers Tortoise and singer Lesley Feist.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It's highly unlikely that Buck 65 is ever going to become the cash cow that his paymasters probably thought he was going to be, but let's hope that he is invited to keep on presenting us with his skewed worldview; a beautiful painting seen in a shattered and blood stained mirror.
  2. Buck's refusal to recognise musical boundaries and his instinctive ability to pick out elements that work together--sometimes surprisingly so--have given us a genre-bending album of high artistic vision, spit and grit. [#258, p.52]
  3. 80
    His gritty voice and folk-art lyricism ensure that these stylistic curveballs carry real emotional resonance. [Sep 2005, p.90]
  4. Secret House Against The World is a fun-filled affair that only reinforces Buck 65's stature as one of "hip-hop's" more versatile "emcees."
  5. Early Buck albums had all the professionalism of a late-night weed experiment, but Terfry is growin' up and it shows.
  6. It's fair to say you won't hear another album like this in 2005. Or probably until 3005. [30 Jul 2005, p.49]
  7. 40
    Buck's monotone and his lack of truly cutting statements make this a dour experience. [Sep 2005, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8