TSOL - Shad
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  • Summary: The latest album for the Canadian rapper was nominated for a Polaris Music Prize.
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  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
    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]
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Dec 22, 2010
    60
    His third album shows his mic skills to be only marginally above average--though given the right vintage soul groove he can raise his game. [Jan 2011, p.138]

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  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.