Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Given the proper attention and respect, Letlive's The Blackest Beautiful will reveal itself as a masterpiece--a record that will redefine your musical preconceptions and tastes for the better,
  2. 90
    The Blackest Beautiful is a brutally stunning document full of soul and purpose. [Aug 2013, P.88]
  3. Jul 31, 2013
    100
    It helps the record sounds amazing. [6 Jul 2013, p.52]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 24, 2013
    4
    I don't know exactly how there can be so much buzz about this album. The trumped-up brashness of bravado is immature and sounds out of placeI don't know exactly how there can be so much buzz about this album. The trumped-up brashness of bravado is immature and sounds out of place against the HUGELY over-produced moments of clean vocals wait, scratch that; not just clean vocals but also TONS of Vocoder! The album feels completely unfocused, all the moments of urban/rap attitude, vocoding, lo-fi than extreme hi-fi production creates a document that is anything but brilliant or the future of 'Punk', if this is the future of 'punk' than I am ****

    I can't help but think of Refused "The Shape of Punk to Come" ...a honest big production 'punk' album, but in every way that album succeeded this album fails! I am also reminded of Blood Brothers large slabs of blood gutteral catchy indie punk/hardcore.

    "Unique" has been a common word used for this album. But this album is everything BUT. Wow they borrow elements from so many different genres, but that has nothing to do with anything. None of that matters, especially when used so un-natural. How can anyone take this so seriously (and they damn do demand that listening to the lyrics), the production and voice manipulations are overdone and made to sound accessable, corporate even!

    I can't imagine all of the extremely high marking reviews being some how or another influenced by a 'payola'.
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