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  • Summary: The debut album for the rap group composed of Joe Budden, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, and Royce da 5'9.
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  1. Whether you want to doubt it or not, there's just too much right about the self-titled Slaughterhouse for this album to be wrong.
  2. Slaughterhouse’s new album is relentlessly lyrical, which is the point. Equally talented and underrated, Royce, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, and Joe Budden came together and instantly created a situation where the sum was greater than the individual parts.
  3. Well-chosen guests like Fatman Scoop and Pharoahe Monch increase the thug appeal while earthshaking productions from the Alchemist, DJ Khalil, and Mr. Porter seal the deal.
  4. Slaughterhouse hearkens back to the early days of the New York hardcore underground, and it's a travesty that it does nothing more. With commonplace soul-influenced boom bap at the fore, compositions this anachronistic just don't cut it in 2009.
  5. 60
    Their rhymes tend to feed off settling scores rather than giving pleasure, and as a result, this group debut favors punch lines over crafted songs. Still, the single 'The One,' which emits a stanky, rock-starry panache, could be an edgy crossover hit if such a thing still existed.
  6. Slaughterhouse­'s biggest weakness is what brought us here in the first place--for a record that's supposed to be so lyrically godbody that aspiring rapsters will retreat to a lifetime of Auto-Tune in fear, the lyrics display no real wit or inspirational spark.
  7. Unfortunately, they mostly come across as predictable and chuckle-worthy for the wrong reasons.

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  1. Mar 8, 2012
    classic album slaughterhouse are rising up to the top and there bringing back hip hop. When there new album comes out i cant imagine theclassic album slaughterhouse are rising up to the top and there bringing back hip hop. When there new album comes out i cant imagine the insanity the project will have. y expectations were high for this album and this project broke the scale. Expand
  2. chrisp
    Sep 5, 2009
    Not bad for 6 days... If they stay together I only see bigger things for these dudes!