The Loneliest Punk

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  • Summary: This is the long-awaited solo debut LP by the former Pharcyde member.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Although Punk summarizes Fatlip's traumatic post-Pharcyde life, the record is buoyant with character.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Fatlip comes back stronger and more interesting. [28 Oct 2005, p.89]
  3. Los Angeles Times
    75
    A largely deranged affair that showcases a warped sense of humor, a strangely appealing, off-key singing style reminiscent of the late Ol' Dirty Bastard, and an explanation for his lengthy hiatus. [30 Oct 2005]
  4. Stronger than not and off-kilter enough to remain engaging even when the skits come on, "Theloneliest" might not have been worth a five-year layover, but it's weird and wide open.
  5. It plays more like an album reminiscent of the days when hip-hop was something to catch a head nod instead of breaking new ground or shaking the dance floor.
  6. As long as listeners don't expect an album full of songs as painfully brilliant as "What's Up Fatlip?", Punk marks a fairly solid return from an artist who lost nearly everything, but retained his scruffy underdog charm.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. ChristaT
    Nov 7, 2005
    10
    Great album. Hip-Hop god.
  2. AaronC
    Apr 29, 2007
    10
    For all you critics You should just learn to recognize a CLASSIC when you hear one.
  3. C.Lamb
    Jan 30, 2006
    9
    "Hey man... hey man, wassup? I still got it" Truest thing he's ever said.
  4. Jav
    Dec 12, 2005
    8
    After 5 years I'm just glad to hear something from Fatlip. Personality and story telling keep this album in my rotation. Solid.
  5. LouisP.
    Nov 15, 2005
    8
    Almost constantly compelling, Fatlip's long-awaited debut does not disappoint. It may not be the best hip-hop album of the year; there Almost constantly compelling, Fatlip's long-awaited debut does not disappoint. It may not be the best hip-hop album of the year; there are a few stumbling blocks, but it is the most addictive. The thing keeps on finding its way into my CD player, which may be the best compliment considering my extensive hip-hop collection. In fact, I might have to pop that thing in when I get back to my car. Expand
  6. BenM.
    Nov 13, 2005
    7
    "Talking 'til dawn on a $50 futon"...Hilarious.Should have ditched the skits. What happened to "Worst Case Scenario" and "Here Comes The "Talking 'til dawn on a $50 futon"...Hilarious.Should have ditched the skits. What happened to "Worst Case Scenario" and "Here Comes The Lip"? You can download this off emusic if you don't want/need the DVD. Expand