The Return Of Dr. Octagon

  • Record Label: OCD
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2006
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10

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  1. 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 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 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. Expand
  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 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
  3. jamesd
    Jul 18, 2006
    10
    dense, powerfull, diverse. i love it. it's totaly different from the original except in so far as it is a definiite 'crack the molld of current hip-hop' record. they both have that in common.
  4. FS
    Aug 19, 2006
    9
    This album was dismiised by many upon revival, because it's not the sequel people waied ten years for. Still, it's the truly replayable Kool Keith album we haven't had for over a half a decade. His words are chopped up, but he's still a presence. And the music has more sense of motion than he could ever hope to have producing on his own. An unlkiely semi-classic.
  5. ruthd
    Sep 11, 2006
    9
    The naysayers are wrong on a lot of points. This record is not only legitimate (sanctioned, supported ect. by Keith), it's the best production Keith has bee involved with since Octagonacologyst. Listen to thing. It's 4-dimmensionaly good. The bad-mouth crowd appear to be some self-apponted scene police and a little clique of Fanatik Js' buddies. Very sad.
  6. petert
    Nov 27, 2006
    10
    this is where hip hop should be going!
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jul 13, 2006
    10
    WARNING : This album is not sanctioned whatsoever by Kool Keith. He has denied having anything to do with this album, and thus should not be consider an official Dr. Octagon release. If you look at the past releases of the record label, its clear what kind buisness that this label does. They bought the rights to some Kool Keith session recorded a while ago, and just put some beats on top WARNING : This album is not sanctioned whatsoever by Kool Keith. He has denied having anything to do with this album, and thus should not be consider an official Dr. Octagon release. If you look at the past releases of the record label, its clear what kind buisness that this label does. They bought the rights to some Kool Keith session recorded a while ago, and just put some beats on top of it. DO NOT buy this album. Expand
  8. DavidB.
    Jul 18, 2006
    8
    Actually, he has been out there publicly promoting it and answering questions about the mythology. The one album you're referring to is "Dr. Octagon Part 2" That album he played no part in. That aside, this is a great album
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. The Return of Dr. Octagon doesn't always make a lot of sense, but that's the beauty of it.
  2. The good stuff (those [first] three tracks, and maybe the indignant “Al Green”) provides Kool Keith an appropriate showcase and sounds like nothing else, but for much of this disc, the main man appears AWOL.
  3. The Return is supposedly a Kool Keith album, but four of the 14 tracks are skits, two mangle his vocals so the producers can show off their DJing, and one is a Princess Superstar song with Keith on the hook.