The Spirit Of Apollo

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  • Summary: Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon team up with a variety of guests on their first album together.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. 90
    The Spirit of Apollo is what happens when the imagination is let out of its cage. Good things happen.
  2. LA producers bond over Sao Paolo funk.
  3. The spirit of hip hop lives on in N.A.S.A. Investigate this album if you have any taste.
  4. Mojo
    60
    The results are as scattershot as the guest list. [Mar 2009, p.106]
  5. The album is occasionally brought to earth by mediocre hip-hop, suggesting the project would have been better with a smaller, more focused cast.
  6. 50
    These ringers are lively, and complement one another surprisingly well. So why is the record so underwhelming? That’d be the men at the helm.
  7. These clusterfuck all-the-cooks experiments, more often than not, add up to way, way less than the sum of their parts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. GavinB
    Mar 3, 2009
    10
    A Massive album!
  2. LeeH
    Mar 14, 2009
    8
    If you are not an indie rock fan that digs hip hop, pass on this one. Not for everyone but I really dig it. Good energy.
  3. AndrewK
    Feb 20, 2009
    2
    Too many guest stars do nothing other than make the tracks sound confused and ugly. Holy crap is this terrible.
  4. Apr 14, 2016
    1
    a little overrun by too many guest appearances. most of the featured guests shouldnt be featured on the same song with each other. in additiona little overrun by too many guest appearances. most of the featured guests shouldnt be featured on the same song with each other. in addition many of them dont seem to really bring much to the track their on. the ones we know little about dont blend well together either. hard to blend many styles into one hoping the result comes out good. Expand