The Big Bang - Busta Rhymes
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  • Summary: Missy Elliott, will.i.am, Nas, and Stevie Wonder are among the guests on the veteran rapper's first effort in four years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. The album features a swaggering, minimalist confidence that's virtually impossible to ignore.
  2. "The Big Bang" successfully treads the line of commercialism, with palatable mainstream singles and solid street tracks.
  3. 60
    A much more conventional Busta. [Aug 2006, p.111]
  4. On this album, then, the bad news is the same as the good news: Busta Rhymes is still Busta Rhymes. Which means that this CD contains about a half-dozen songs so infectious that they obliterate all the rest.
  5. A treacherous, crashing disaster.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. flippedflipped
    Oct 22, 2006
    10
    easily album of the year! a classic!
  2. MaxW.
    May 15, 2008
    10
    Listin to this album. Great Dre beats with twisted lyrical schemes. get this album!!!
  3. ChrisS
    Dec 6, 2009
    10
    I love this album! huge busta rhymes fan!!!
  4. IslaSoul
    Jul 3, 2006
    8
    This is a very solid album...perhaps 2 or three weaker tracks but that's it. This might be Busta's best effort yet, It's early to tell but it definitely is one I can play from front to back (not always that easy with a busta album). Expand
  5. Imanl
    Jun 16, 2006
    7
    Whenever I get round to Summer Jam Busta Bust is always in the middle of the action and ALWAYS the most fun of all. But he seems to have not evolved one iota from that young man who dropped his drawers with Jay Z at P. Diddy's "Victory" gig at MSG. Therein lies the pleasure and the curse. Yet another This coule be "Extinction Level" or "When Disaster strikes".. its more of the gruff voiced super rap and I enjoy it and I love it the way I loved all those similar Ramones albums from waybacks. It's what I want and I'm glad to own it. Expand
  6. bigmike
    Jul 4, 2006
    5
    after a 4 year wait,this album was disappointing. the touch it track was incredible leading me to believe the big bang was going to have my head nodding like the previous records. the album is slow as hell and too many guest appearances. many hot tracks left off the album. stevie wonder a great artist along with rick james but a waste of tracks on a busta rhymes album. no wild enthusiasm. i understand there may never be another ele album but after the first two songs and the nas track i was uninterested. 3 out of 15. Expand
  7. ColbyS
    Jun 21, 2006
    0
    Rap just plain sucks. There is no music in this sad excuse for music. No musicians, no music. It's just that fucking simple, and this album blasts that out loud and proud. Expand

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