USA (United State Of Atlanta)

  • Record Label: TVT
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2005
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Prove[s] they have something in common with Common: They can be conscious without being soft. [24 Jun 2005, p.162]
  2. U.S.A. certainly has its rough patches, but it also boasts a surprisingly broad, rich emotional palette in addition to plenty of the expected raunchy anthems.
  3. United States of Atlanta is guilty of just about every modern hip-hop cliché in the book... but its glimmering, capped-toothed, post-millennial party platform is a rousing success in spite of itself.
  4. Uncut
    80
    Alongside the sexually explicit likes of "Pull My Hair" and "Wait" sit conscious soul and creamy R&B. [Nov 2005, p.94]
  5. Spin
    75
    A deliriously twerked, end-of-days house party. [Jul 2005, p.104]
  6. It doesn’t always succeed, but it most definitely exceeds expectations.
  7. U.S.A. is a good-not-great Southern rap album, overlong and weighted down by too many inept slow tracks but boasting enough furious, kinetic dance tracks to make it worth your money.
  8. Los Angeles Times
    75
    Their... most ambitious album. [10 Jul 2005]
  9. At 77 minutes and 23 tracks, the sprawling album is weighed down by some filler and redundant numbers, but as a step forward for a party band riding on whatever the Dirty South sound of the moment is, it's surprisingly bold and accomplished.
  10. It's Black-Eyed Peas with swear words.
  11. At seventy-seven minutes, their new disc is long on crunked-out filler, but there are plenty of hook-filled bangers and club-ready sex rhymes.
  12. The New York Times
    60
    A rowdy, unpredictable CD that careens wildly from filthy shout-alongs to mournful hip-hop gospel. [27 Jun 2005]
  13. It's no secret the Twins get gully. Fortunately for listeners, it's very contagious. Unfortunately, it comes at the expense of lyrical content.
  14. Blender
    50
    Song after song in praise of ass, thongs and female compliance. [Aug 2005, p.116]
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. BrannonM
    Apr 6, 2007
    3
    Piece of southern shit.
  2. DBerka
    Feb 24, 2007
    9
    Hellz yeah
  3. RMrerritt
    Mar 13, 2006
    8
    Ga forever