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  • Summary: A double album of previously unreleased tracks from the late rapper Tupac Shakur, bringing his total of posthumous releases to four (with a fifth planned for Fall 2001). The songs were recorded during the sessions for 1996's 'Makaveli.'
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Too often here, post-mortem producers dilute his power with garish backup singers and pop hooks. [4/20/2001, p.72]
  2. So, even the fact that these 29 tracks, including 3 remixes, have sometimes been re-produced, re-jigged and finely honed production-wise doesn't diminish the original effort involved.
  3. Nothing here quite matches the sheer awfulness of its title track and first single, which inexplicably samples Mr. Mister's "Broken Wings," but the album is uneven throughout, perhaps inevitably, given its two-hours-plus length.
  4. The problem isn't so much that this album sounds dated (not surprising, as it was recorded back when Lil Bow Wow was in pre-K), but rather that the songs are so poorly mixed and produced...
  5. Multitracked to death, Until the End of Time lacks the intensity that made the original Makaveli's Don Killuminati: The Seven Day Theory so brash and exciting.
  6. 40
    What saves what sounds from beginning to end like an extremely quick buck -- via material on a music equivalency level of farts and burps -- is Shakur's provocative presence, so urgent in both decadence ("Good Life") and desperation ("This Ain't Livin'") that he still seems here, at least in the spirit of his lyrics.
  7. Heavy on outside contributions and certainly missing 2Pac's editorial control and final production decisions, Until the End of Time bops and weaves from peak to valley in schizophrenic fashion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. SergioZ.
    Jun 8, 2001
    10
    This is tha bomb !!!!!!!!!
  2. RobertB.
    May 31, 2001
    10
    That's the best album of the year.
  3. FuckAllYouCritics
    Aug 21, 2006
    10
    Tupac is back with another sick album that everyone should expect from the genius himself. the fact that any critic would hate on this album Tupac is back with another sick album that everyone should expect from the genius himself. the fact that any critic would hate on this album makes me sick. fuck all of you Collapse
  4. MikeD.
    Aug 19, 2001
    10
    He's the greatest of all time. For jus being thrown together by his peer, I would say it's great. Can't compare to the REAL He's the greatest of all time. For jus being thrown together by his peer, I would say it's great. Can't compare to the REAL Pac stuff, but it holds us down til Sept 13 2003 Expand
  5. kalikilla
    Apr 17, 2005
    10
    great cd. who ever puts any thing lessthan a 10 is probably a geek so they hate it cuz they dont know wasuup..lol
  6. JabarA
    Dec 22, 2005
    10
    This CD was the BOMB! Tupac is a real soldier and there is nobody else like him. Rest in peace my man.
  7. keimor
    Aug 2, 2004
    0
    Tis album suckxxx azz!1 lol omgz!1

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