Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. 100
    Quasimoto is Madlib at his most creative and compelling. [May 2005, p.83]
  2. Features some of Madlib’s most difficult and most accomplished production work to date.
  3. What's beyond doubt is the magical blend of the surreal and the fantastical that made 'The Unseen' so memorable is once again in the fullest effect on this showcase of fearlessly skewed production, dense organic vibes and hemp & helium-fuelled raps that make up this smoked-out saunter through the back streets of the cosmo-according-to-Lord Quas.
  4. Madlib has formed a tighter frame around his productions than ever before.
  5. The Further Adventures combines the absolute best aspects of well thought-out and researched studio work with the spontaneity and showmanship of live performance.
  6. If Madlib were somehow to commandeer a time machine, kidnap Sly & The Family Stone, Prince Paul, The Firesign Theater, Melvin Van Peebles, Redd Foxx, Negativland, and The Last Poets, lock them in a studio together on Haight Ashbury during the Summer Of Love with Hunter S. Thompson's drug supply, then force them to record an album together, the result might sound a little like The Further Adventures of Lord Quas.
  7. Throughout, Madlib impressively manages to keep the proceedings from slipping into total chaos. Even so, there’s a frustrating sense of intentional subterfuge throughout.
  8. 86
    The entire album segues from one loopy thrill to another. [#15, p.100]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. TA
    Oct 24, 2006
    9
    Takes a couple of listens to get into it but well worth the little effort to do so. BRILLIANT
  2. [Anonymous]
    Oct 3, 2006
    9
    This album makes The Unseen feel mainstream, to bad there arn't more jazz samples, that was what made Unseen so great, anways it definatly worth the money and a great great album Full Review »
  3. JeffL
    Jun 15, 2006
    10
    I expected a weaker safer album following the unseen, but instead found a bolder more risky album that's simply fantastic.