Slaughterhouse

  • Record Label: E1
  • Release Date: Aug 11, 2009
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. They choose to remain well within their comfort zone, rendering Slaughterhouse a largely unsatisfying experience.
  5. Unfortunately, they mostly come across as predictable and chuckle-worthy for the wrong reasons.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 1, 2015
    9
    There is no real bad track on this album but some "only good tracks" at the end. Everybody is on top of their game, contrary to their sophmoreThere is no real bad track on this album but some "only good tracks" at the end. Everybody is on top of their game, contrary to their sophmore release. Full Review »
  2. Mar 8, 2012
    9
    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. Full Review »
  3. chrisp
    Sep 5, 2009
    7
    Not bad for 6 days... If they stay together I only see bigger things for these dudes!