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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. All those guests have a lot on their minds--the economy, the history of hip-hop, their own skills--and the N.A.S.A. team makes sure no one wears out a welcome.
  3. The spirit of hip hop lives on in N.A.S.A. Investigate this album if you have any taste.
  4. That overstuffed guest list doesn't necessarily work to the exclusive benefit of The Spirit of Apollo, as sometimes the clutter makes it hard to hear precisely what kind of music Zegon and Spiegel are trying to make here.
  5. It's by nature a patchwork, but boasts more hits than misses. [Mar 2009, p.98]
  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.

See all 24 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  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.