The Return Of Dr. Octagon

  • Record Label: OCD
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2006
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Dr. Octagon has once again put hip-hop under the knife and performed surgery on it.
  2. The Return of Dr. Octagon doesn't always make a lot of sense, but that's the beauty of it.
  3. The Wire
    80
    As inspired as it is, The Return Of Dr Octagon is no sequel. [#269, p.44]
  4. Keith is... for the first time living up to the standards of his most important precursor, the shape-shifting funkateer George Clinton. That is, even as he jokes and grooves his way through Octagon’s long-awaited return, he’s also serious as shit.
  5. Urb
    70
    The Return shifts from the dusty, foreboding ambience created by Dan the Automator on Dr. Octagonecologyst into a contemporary world ripe with analog melodies and crisp, programmed beats. [Jul/Aug 2006, p.125]
  6. Surprisingly, the album's blend of Mitteleuropean melody and American eccentricity is diverting enough to overcome any misgivings.
  7. That Keith is capable of better records is a point proven by his past, but so far as 2006-born hip-hop goes, this is head and shoulders above much of the loudmouthed, uncouth and generic rabble.
  8. Q Magazine
    70
    Rap rarely comes more unedited and spontaneous. [Oct 2006, p.125]
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. petert
    Nov 27, 2006
    10
    this is where hip hop should be going!
  2. youeatdogdododeepfried
    Oct 24, 2006
    9
    yo man, christian is got my vote, sonically this definetly the most interesting thing keith has served up in a while, the rap style and the yo man, christian is got my vote, sonically this definetly the most interesting thing keith has served up in a while, the rap style and the cuts i think make it quite edgy and different, i agree the first dr octagon was an amzing piece of work, but how should it be followed...more of the same i think not. some totally different crazy mad off the wall style thats how...and they did it Full Review »
  3. christianv
    Sep 12, 2006
    9
    There have been some really good, genre-bending hip-hop records over the last bunch of years. This is better than any of them. Way more There have been some really good, genre-bending hip-hop records over the last bunch of years. This is better than any of them. Way more interesting than Gnarls Barkley or Outkast or any of that stuff. Question to the haters...If this record is what you say it is, then why is Keith touring too promote it, doing interviews to promote it and why is Kutmasta kurt doing a remix for one of the tracks? Smells like some kind of sour-grapes issue among so-called fans. Anyway, great record. Definitely one to annoy the hip-hop conservatives. Full Review »