Street Dreams - Fabolous
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 80
    He sticks defiantly to formula, hustling a string of synth-heavy, syncopated club jams. [#14, p.134]
  2. Street Dreams is a little too padded for its own good, and a handful of tracks suffer from all-too-familiar samples that have been used in recent hits by other artists.
  3. His laid-back delivery and glitchy computer beats are only interesting for so long.
  4. 60
    There is little truly distinctive here. [Jun 2003, p.113]
  5. It's raised a notch by the seductive combination of just-grimy-enough production and smooth vocals. [Jun 2003, p.96]
  6. The F.A.B.O.’s smooth, deadpan flow cruises over benignly commercial beats, and the overall effect isn’t hard enough to stand up to "official" street-issue hip-hop.
  7. Five decent tracks (only three new) does not make a good album, and that is why Street Dreams only improves on Fabolous’ debut marginally.
  8. The productions are much better than the songs.
  9. Street Dreams reveals itself as a hollow gem when Fabolous tries to have it all, unveiling a gangsta sneer so unconvincing it makes Nelly seem dangerous.
  10. Dull missteps such as "Sickalicious" and "Into You" show a lack of creative vision that stunts him when the hot beats run dry.
  11. While a delight on guest appearances, he has yet to prove that he can construct memorable songs, let alone a solid album.
  12. Most tracks trade impact for cheesy hooks, skittery beats, and rudimentary keyboard riffs that can't help but evoke that jiggly seizure-type shit Puffy's dancers were big into a few years back.
  13. The ideas are thin and the beats thinner. [14 Mar 2003, p.66]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. alexf
    Jul 25, 2007
    9
    I really liked this album a lot. It was fun.
  2. CrescentmoonDreamer
    May 15, 2007
    10
    This album is tight, He made "So into you" tight. He is soooo hot.
  3. jaklink
    Dec 14, 2004
    10
    omg thats my nigga right thurr . i think hes bangin n thangs shit i wanna make him mine so holla!!