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. Throughout, Madlib impressively manages to keep the proceedings from slipping into total chaos. Even so, there’s a frustrating sense of intentional subterfuge throughout.
  2. [The] drums generally sound weaker and lazier than anything [he's] done before, [the] songs lack strong structure and hooks, [and his] topical matter’s a bit one-tracked.
  3. There is a ton of evidence of his genius at work here.... As an album, though, The Further Adventures of Lord Quas doesn't cut it.
  4. Musically the adventure is pleasant because no matter how bugged out things get the choice combinations of loops, samples, electronics and drums prove Madlib continues to be a maestro in his chosen field. The raps of his alter ego Quasimoto though can be hard to deal with.
  5. 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.
  6. Madlib has formed a tighter frame around his productions than ever before.
  7. The Further Adventures combines the absolute best aspects of well thought-out and researched studio work with the spontaneity and showmanship of live performance.
  8. Features some of Madlib’s most difficult and most accomplished production work to date.
  9. 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.
  10. Further Adventures of Lord Quas is a record that can satisfy the cult fan just as it will sate anyone who has an open mind to music that creates its own barriers.
  11. About as funny as pouring weedkiller on your genitals and then setting fire to them. [7 May 2005, p.66]
  12. 100
    Quasimoto is Madlib at his most creative and compelling. [May 2005, p.83]
  13. 80
    An intriguing labyrinth of idiosyncrasies. [Jun 2005, p.110]
  14. A grab bag of great ideas, instead of a truly great album. [Sep 2005, p.170]
  15. Seventy minutes of mind-bending, head-spinning hip hop is a lot to take in one sitting, but this is nevertheless hugely inventive stuff if taken in smaller doses. [Jun 2005, p.116]
  16. Brimming with the enthusiasm of a true lover of music -- jazz, in particular -- The Further Adventures of Lord Quas will appeal to listeners who don’t bring any preconceived notions of what a hip-hop record should sound like. But even for the biggest fans, the second Quasimoto record can feel uneven.
  17. 60
    That it works at all is thanks to a dense, cartoonish production that sees dusty breaks. found sounds and snippets of conversation tossed together like the contents of an upturned toy box. [Jul 2005, p.96]
  18. Heavy, like delirious laughter looped ad infinitum, Lord Quas quivers with psychedelic rhythm.
  19. 86
    The entire album segues from one loopy thrill to another. [#15, p.100]
  20. 75
    Amid the hasty scribbles and marooned, half-finished concepts, there are lots of seeds and stems. [Jul 2005, p.101]
  21. Madlib's constant digressions, interruptions and little sonic jokes may make for an immersive listening experience, but The Further Adventures of Lord Quas demands pretty strict attention, and what it gives back in return is only sporadically satisfying.
  22. The most astounding thing about Lord Quas is not Madlib going against the grain, but that it’s basically The Unseen 2005, completely devoid of hits, and still ultimately compelling.
  23. It's even more disjointed and unpredictable than its predecessor. [19 May 2005]
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 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.