Stay Human

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18

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  1. AlexanderC.
    Sep 13, 2003
    10
    Simply wonderful. Great lyrics, great music and great beats. Michael Franti and his band blend hip-hop, trance and echos of rock greats like the Clash, Randy Newman, Pixies and Pink Floyd to create a masterpiece.
  2. KyleE
    Jun 9, 2004
    10
    Any CD with a song like "Oh my God" can't be any less than a 8. This CD is packed with great beats, smooth lyrics, and a powerful message.
  3. CarolineA
    Jul 23, 2005
    10
    This is the best album my soul has found
  4. DennisN.
    Jul 18, 2001
    10
    Music and lyrics that touch the soul. Rare and beautiful.
  5. polax
    Aug 25, 2003
    10
    'Stay Human' is simply, the best uplifting CD eva. If you ever need a pick-me-up, slash on 'stay human' and let the rythmns float you away. see ya
  6. JoeS
    Nov 19, 2005
    10
    I've listened to this CD no less than 500 times since I bought it. Unconventional, passionate, moving, liquid poetry with a beat. One of my all time favorites.
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Taking the death penalty as the central theme for an album -the sleevenotes feature anti-death penalty quotes from the like of Bono, Chuck D and Nirvana's Krist Novoselic- may not sound like much of a party, but there's a human warmth and gentle humour in Franti's delivery, hitched to hugely danceable and uplifting music.
  2. While his lyrics are both timely and powerful, the album's power lies as much in the superbly crafted grooves and songs, which are the best Franti has delivered yet.
  3. Blender
    60
    Unfortunately, the ticked-off one breaks up the most consistently grooving album of his career with too many well-meaning but intrusive conspiracy-minded skits. [Jun/Jul 2001, p.110]