This Right Here Is Buck 65 Image
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Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: This right here is the American debut for the Canadian country-rapper (born Richard Terfry), who has actually been recording north of the border since the mid-1990s. Apparently he's worth $1.15 more than 50 Cent, although we're not sure if that's in Canadian dollars or not.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. The collection doesn't cohere the way it should, and I still say seek out Talkin' Honky Blues. But wherever you start, he's a major rhymer, performer, storyteller, humanist visionary, and student of the DJ arts.
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    Welcome to the Dirty North, y'all. [Feb 2005, p.88]
  3. Consistently inventive. [21 Jan 2004, p.89]
  4. It's his delivery -- growling, El Camino exhaust-flavored and addictive like old smokes -- that make this crackling debut easy to listen to, if incredibly difficult to file.
  5. Buck isn't a talented rapper, but he has a gift for expressive storytelling and evokes a range of emotions with his limited, mumbling vocals.
  6. Hone[s] his twangy, hip-hop Americana to pitchfork sharpness. [Jan 2005, p.114]
  7. This exact formula probably will function well with the new listeners, although it's hard to imagine someone appreciating Buck65 for all he's worth without being familiar with his earlier work.

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
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  1. GraceE.
    Jul 7, 2007
    10
    this is really a "best of" his recent work album, definitely see him live if you have the chance, there's just something about the way he moves and tells stories that really wins your heart. Expand
  2. LindsayK
    May 2, 2005
    10
    i love it, cant stop listeneing to it since i watched him open up for Dresden Dolls in Cleveland, OH! New favorite cd right away!
  3. JamesA
    Jan 29, 2006
    10
    amazing
  4. beau
    Jan 24, 2005
    9
    Buck 65 does another excellent job of facinating and satisfying his canadian fans.
  5. SebB.
    Jul 10, 2005
    9
    Love his storytelling. Catchy songs. Funny lyrics. Yet another great canadian talent.
  6. DavisW
    May 9, 2005
    8
    Easily some of the most inventive stuff I've heard in a long time. He also puts on a very engaging live show. Highly recommended.
  7. jaredg
    Apr 3, 2005
    4
    His lyrics suck so much.

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