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  • Summary: The second solo LP from Beans features production work from Global Communication's Mark Pritchard.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 83
    He's more grounded... and his evasive, abstract beats underpin his vocals less randomly. [Dec 2004, p.124]
  2. 80
    Beans's themes may be everyday, but thankfully his wit isn't. [Nov 2004, p.129]
  3. Beans has yet to learn, however, that we’re paying the price of admission to hear him wrap his tongue around the mic, not screw around with his drum machine.
  4. This album does suffer a mysterious drop in its energy levels midway in. [#249, p.50]
  5. 60
    Here, Beans returns to his roots. [Nov 2004, p.106]
  6. Nothing scrambles the brain like Tomorrow Right Now's "Hot Venom," and no track has lyrics that hit as hard as Now, Soon, Someday's "Win or Lose You Lose," but the album maintains a consistency that neither of those releases can claim.
  7. 40
    Where the smart rap of Antipop Consortium came off as quick and cutting, Maverick just seems remote. [#66, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MattD
    May 30, 2005
    10
    look guys...this album's getting mediocre ratings from magazines, but that doesn't mean shit. this is easily one of the hottest look guys...this album's getting mediocre ratings from magazines, but that doesn't mean shit. this is easily one of the hottest albums i've ever heard. some articles talked bad about his ego and everything, but caan you think of a rapper who doesn't have an ego? the lyrics here are top-notch Expand
  2. davidg
    Mar 9, 2005
    10
    beans is amazing, shock city maverick is an instant classic
  3. Chris
    Jan 27, 2005
    9
    I Liked it alot. This was a nice album by the Former Anti Pop Consortium MC Beans. IT is very fresh and he does great on almost every track.