Tomorrow Right Now

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Mar 11, 2003
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Beans drops deft poetry with the fastest flow this side of Bizzy Bone.
  2. The most obvious comparison for 'Tomorrow Right Now' is Roots Manuva's 'Run Come Save Me' and the UK's bouncement brigade. And the comparison is a favourable one all round.
  3. Spin
    83
    Tonally challenged singing, spastic electro beats, and boldly nonlinear, ideologically sharp rhyming. [May 2003, p.116]
  4. Though he's never as instantaneously gratifying as the Streets, the Roots or Jurassic 5, his efforts to continually defy convention in both production and lyrics - simultaneously looking forward to electronics and back to days of good rhymes, talent and passion - make for a rewarding, maybe even educational, listen.
  5. 80
    He spits incisive, abstract rhymes that leave you marveling--and a bit confused, at times.
  6. His ability to throw words in a frenzy meets his tendency to shift styles and hop decades, adding up to intoxicating music with a distinct personality.
  7. Beans twirls and stretches his language, depicting the life of a poet-rapper, heavy on non-traditional boasts and battle rhymes. But he lacks the gulping, deep tone of former APC cohorts Priest and Sayyid, which means the beats usually usurp his rhymes.
  8. The New Wave sensibilities and unorthodox flows become predictable, and the absence of APC's Priest and Saayid is felt by the end of Tomorrow.
  9. Urb
    70
    In spite of some awkward moments, though, Tomorrow Right Now is a dynamic endeavor from a compelling artist. [Mar 2003, p.93]
  10. This is hip-hop - experimental, brave, and weird, just like it's supposed to be.
  11. Blender
    70
    [Beans] makes music for MCs to scratch their heads to. [#15, p.120]
  12. Mojo
    60
    Sounds surprisingly traditional. [Jul 2003, p.115]
  13. Uncut
    50
    His idiosyncratic rhyming style can grate without the leavening presence of other rappers. [Apr 2003, p.116]
  14. Q Magazine
    40
    Feels oddly half-baked. [Apr 2003, p.100]
User Score
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  1. GeneN
    Sep 14, 2005
    10
    shits dope