TSOL

Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. Shad's most recent album, 2010's TSOL, builds right where The Old Prince left off, and is even more impressive.
  2. Yes, he nails those internal rhymes. Nobody's Rakim. But he earns the brag.
  3. Dec 15, 2010
    85
    His delivery is just as smooth and his lyrics are as slyly clever as before. Shad continues to grow as an artist and has adjusted well to his newfound success. While the old prince no longer has to live at home, he shows true leadership skills in the ability to connect with listeners.
  4. Dec 15, 2010
    81
    It's never pretentious, showy, or fake-tough; it's just Shad, doing what he does, and it sounds earnestly great.
  5. Dec 15, 2010
    80
    It's creative, enlightening, and altogether fun.
  6. Dec 15, 2010
    80
    Shad's delivery and enunciation are impeccable. The only rewinds necessary are to catch lines like "hustle on the level of Barney Rubble on Red Bull." TSOL will no doubt give Shad the recognition he deserves.
  7. Dec 15, 2010
    80
    The result is both extremely rhythmically pleasing and a lyric sheet that rewards repeat listens, as it's impossible for everything to be caught right away
  8. Alternative Press
    Dec 15, 2010
    80
    Anyone with an appreciation for smartass MCs and a little of Fender-tapping would do well to give TSOL a spin. [Nov 2010, p.116]
  9. Dec 15, 2010
    72
    What Shad reveals of himself on TSOL is spiritual without being preachy, righteous without being self-righteous, and human without sounding mundane.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 13, 2011
    10
    Sick album, the flow is contagious and the wordplay he uses is phenomenal. Shad is Canadian born and I'll be dissapointed if he doesn't make it big.