The Wonder Years - 9th Wonder
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  • Summary: The fourth solo album for the hip-hop producer features such guests as Erykah Badu, Khrysis, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Murs, Phonte, Raekwon, and Warren G.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    100
    The Wonder years have not only delivered a genuinely great pop-punk record but a genuinely great record, period. [8 Oct 2011, p.50]
  2. Oct 13, 2011
    80
    This is a Hip Hop album, complete with the wondrous elements consistent with a broader musical appreciation. And it just might be 9th Wonder's best yet.
  3. Oct 13, 2011
    80
    Loyal fans of underground hip-hop already know he's earned that crown on the cover, and with this purposefully packaged showcase now in place, the uninitiated have no excuse.
  4. Nov 7, 2011
    80
    It's not simply a retrospective affair, but a calling card illustrating why this beat-maker wears a crown on his album cover.
  5. Dec 13, 2011
    80
    Overall, it's hard to find much fault with The Wonder Years, and it's remarkable how cohesive it feels given that it's a compilation album.
  6. Oct 13, 2011
    70
    9th's created an album that slowly backs away from the bigger, heavily soulful tracks he's best known for and delivers some more subtle, softer work.
  7. Oct 13, 2011
    60
    Don't let Miller's presence detract you from buying an otherwise perfectly adequate album. Let the rest of the stuff that's wrong with it do that.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 31, 2011
    10
    one of my favorite album of the year. It's classic Hip-Hop, soulful, and a well done album. Great collaborations with Raekwon, Blu, Warren G, Mac Miller, Phonte, Median, Masta Killa, Erykah Badu, and Sundown. I give 9th wonder credit for doing that awesome song, "Peanut Butter & Jelly", with Marsha Ambrosius. To me, that was the highlight of the album. Overall, the album was awesome. Expand

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