True Magic [First Version]

  • Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Dec 29, 2006
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17

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  1. TM
    Jan 30, 2007
    5
    I appreciate the raw approach to this album. I also agree that it does play more like an underground tape than a major release (and if the stripped down packaging was a move to lower the container deduction, I think Mos deserves to take a bow!) All bets are usually off when an artist(s) are trying to get out of a contract (Phrenology is a good example of this), so while this isn't I appreciate the raw approach to this album. I also agree that it does play more like an underground tape than a major release (and if the stripped down packaging was a move to lower the container deduction, I think Mos deserves to take a bow!) All bets are usually off when an artist(s) are trying to get out of a contract (Phrenology is a good example of this), so while this isn't Black on Both Sides, It does take some creative liberties, which is refreshing in itself. Expand
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Billboard
    20
    Like its predecessor, the equally undercooked "The New Danger," there is a sense that a deadline crawled up before the music was cemented. [13 Jan 2007]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    58
    A large chunk is bogged down by extended outros and lyrical inanities. [19 Jan 2007, p.81]
  3. A Wu-Tangy darkness permeates the whole album, which is cluttered with gems both musical (live sax and jazz flute) and lyrical.