The Stoned Immaculate

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. 83
    The Stoned Immaculate still has the hazy comfort-rap heart that made Curren$y an underground must in the first place.
  2. Jun 15, 2012
    80
    In the end, a few weak verses are easy to brush aside on an album this likable.
  3. Jun 6, 2012
    80
    The Stoned Immaculate is just Curren$y at a higher grade, if you will.
  4. Jun 6, 2012
    80
    If you're already a fan of Curren$y I have to imagine you'll at least enjoy adding Immaculate to the collection. And if you're not a Spitta fan there's a solid chance that Immaculate will, if not convert you to a full-fledged fan, at the very least respect the man.
  5. Jun 4, 2012
    80
    This one doesn't leave you feeling hungry or stuffed, just fully satisfied.
  6. Jun 4, 2012
    80
    Curren$y's big league debut The Stoned Immaculate remains faithful to the spirit of his beloved witty arrogance, while bolstered by star power intended to propel his career at this pivotal stage.
  7. Jun 5, 2012
    75
    Curren$y remains sharp throughout The Stoned Immaculate.
  8. Jun 6, 2012
    71
    Curren$y's lyrics drip with nice things, and the joy that comes from fondly describing them. But the language he brings to them exists in its own universe.
  9. The Source
    Aug 22, 2012
    70
    The Stoned Immaculate may not see Curren$y catapulting to new levels of lyricism, but the N'awlins native's wordplay is still high-- grade on the mic. [#253, p.89]
  10. Jul 16, 2012
    70
    "The Stoned Immaculate" is a perfect 2012 example of what I call hip-hop's Marijuana Mood Music era. Beautiful production through [sic] results in a gentle buzz, a mellow aural high that's relaxing and refreshing.
  11. Jun 22, 2012
    70
    It's a contented celebration of success with weed as the indisputable toasting substance of choice. The sound is bigger, with more detail, exhibiting more confidence to experiment.
  12. 70
    This LP helps demonstrate variance and unseen skills within those confines [infectious bangers and more romantic, nostalgic odes] to truly set Curren$y apart
  13. Jun 14, 2012
    60
    [The album] feels so different from his past catalog-in a generic, slightly unexciting way-that it's hard to celebrate as a listener. There are keen verses here, and the production generally deserves more than praise, but as a total package the most exciting pieces have nothing to do with the artist credited on the cover art.
  14. Jun 4, 2012
    60
    It works just fine and follows the blueprint of most major label projects today. The thing is that, in doing so, Curren$y loses some of the magic that makes him a true original.
  15. Jun 14, 2012
    50
    With The Stoned Immaculate, Curren$y has successfully touched down in the land of commercial weed rap with a solid set of downtempo tunes that have everything they need to be successful: rich soundscapes, witty brags, hummable hooks. It just needs a stronger presence from the Jet-Life juggernaut himself.
  16. Jun 4, 2012
    50
    A lazy and undercooked album.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Aug 19, 2012
    7
    His lyrics are on mixed level and he often need hunger's flow, but beats are definitely on point and so at least from this point of view heHis lyrics are on mixed level and he often need hunger's flow, but beats are definitely on point and so at least from this point of view he filled my expectations! Fair major debut. Full Review »
  2. Jun 17, 2012
    8
    The thing that certainly that making rapper Curren$y standing out from the rest of the competition is that he's one of the few that are ableThe thing that certainly that making rapper Curren$y standing out from the rest of the competition is that he's one of the few that are able to combine an interesting melody with a message without causing the aversion to the typical audience oriented slightly in cheesy hip-hop songs. Undoubtedly a large variety of arrangement or a bit "exaggerated" samples - such as an oriental-psychedelic "Armoire" - cause that the album seems to be a little clumsy, but overall is more than an hourly position that's worth its price. Full Review »
  3. Jun 14, 2012
    0
    There are very few times when such quality music is out at the same time, much like Big K.R.I.T's Live From The Underground, this debut isThere are very few times when such quality music is out at the same time, much like Big K.R.I.T's Live From The Underground, this debut is inspired and exceeds any expectation a rap fan could have amidst this dull climate of music. Buy both albums because effort is exhibited here unlike anywhere else this summer, until Kendrick Lamar drops his debut. 2012 will be known for rap's newest talent finally taking the forefront to bring the genre to new heights. Full Review »