• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2004
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43

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  1. Hein
    May 2, 2006
    10
    Tony B for president!!!
  2. AleksiK
    Jul 13, 2004
    9
    The album is great! And it doesn´t lack rhymes, the album is packed with dope tracks. Blackthought is propably the most underrated MC right now. You critics don´t know s**t about hip-hop.
  3. LouReed
    Jul 14, 2004
    9
    The Roots don't mess around. Ever.
  4. beerburp
    Jul 16, 2004
    9
    The Roots always grab you and shake all that phony bling-bling rap crap out of your head and forces you to remember hip hop's true raw form. The Tipping Point is no different. Banging homie! Don't sleep.
  5. petari
    Jul 18, 2004
    10
    the roots are just great as always the phrenology was to ambitious and long so it is no surprise that this time "the groove crew" went back to basic song structure. anyhow, it just kicks ass
  6. undipsutedsixtysecondassasin
    Oct 11, 2004
    10
    hot original style hip hop
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jul 12, 2004
    9
    Maybe i'm a sucker for good beats, but this is a pretty awsome album. Better than Phrenology imho.
  8. TomP
    Jul 16, 2004
    10
    If "The Message" was Elvis, and if "Three Feet High and Rising" was Sergeant Pepper, then this is Nevermind.
  9. TonyB
    Jan 21, 2005
    10
    Hotness. Black Thought is the most underrated mc in hiphop today.
  10. amberlynn
    Sep 16, 2006
    10
    this album goes everywhere with me and everyone loves it!!!!!!!
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Despite their reputation for distinctiveness parts of 'The Tipping Point' feel distinctly under par by the Roots own high standards suggesting that the departures of MC Malik B (Slacks) and human beatboxers Scratch and Rahzel have, in some ways, led to a successive narrowing down of the range of the Roots' previously loose and eclectic sound.
  2. As a listening experience, The Tipping Point is a decent album, a rough transition at best and a stumble at worst.
  3. Ultimately, The Tipping Point is an ironic title, given the fact that the Roots sound like a group recharging its batteries rather than triggering a momentous shift in how it approaches its music and the world at large.