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  • Summary: Pharrell Williams returns to produce (and also guest on) the rap duo's third album.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Granted, there’s a dropped line or two (see the Katy Perry reference in the frankly appallingly saccharine ‘I’m Good’ and the misjudged Jamaican patois of ‘There Was A Murder’) but this remains an album with few weak points, and plenty of strong ones.
  2. Malice and Pusha T are at the top of their game on most of the rest; even when they swagger on “Popular Demand (Popeyes),” the wordplay is so thick and weirdly inventive that it’s difficult to deny them.
  3. What they have done on its proper follow-up is neither lazy nor hollow, merely undefined, making no clear promises on future plans.
  4. Given the track record Clipse have maintained through this decade with their other two albums and three mixtapes (I’m not counting the official Re-Up Gang album, and neither should you), this is a fine album, but it's still a letdown, plain and simple.
  5. 60
    In fact, throughout, older brother gets the best of his carefree little sibling. Breezier doesn't always equal better.
  6. Songs like the fluffy synth jam "Champion" make it sound like they spent too much time at Pharrell's beach house.
  7. With Til the Casket Drops, the Virginia Beach brothers achieve crossover status (hello, Kanye West and Keri Hilson) but lose the fire that defined 2002's Lord Willin' and 2006's Hell Hath No Fury.

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