Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 29, 2012
    91
    We Don't Even Live Here is a solid, confident step forward for the Minneapolis rapper, taking his confrontational punk-rap style and injecting it with a dark, danceable energy that sacrifices none of his signature hardcore edge.
  2. We Don't Even Live Here is the weirdest, angriest, and best P.O.S album to date.
  3. Nov 20, 2012
    85
    Usually an artist can try and re-create the album that gave him so much acclaim, or he can scrap everything and create something new and fresh, with the risk of alienating his fan base. P.O.S chose to do the latter with We Don't Even Live Here, but unlike many artists, he pulled it off without a hitch.
  4. Nov 8, 2012
    84
    P.O.S. takes a page from labelmate Aesop Rock, but with less verbosity and more purpose, more swagger; the record starts slow, but good luck putting it down.
  5. Dec 17, 2012
    80
    His music finally a match to his unswerving anti-capitalist manifesto. [Jan 2013, p.93]
  6. Nov 5, 2012
    80
    It is a fine album. Pointed without being preachy, cerebral without being inaccessible and never anything less than thrilling.
  7. Oct 31, 2012
    80
    We Don't Even Live Here explores the dementia of our current moment with its charged, nihilistic lyrics and a sonic swell of electronic experimentalism. [Nov 2012, p.92]
  8. Oct 30, 2012
    80
    Maybe there's a touch more swagger than solutions on the set, but Minneapolis' secret weapon really should have saved the title of his previous set, Never Better, for this one.
  9. Oct 29, 2012
    70
    On We Don't Even Live Here he brings lyrical grit, tightly leashed rage and a general disregard for genre boundaries.
  10. Jan 24, 2013
    60
    He's made his most palatable LP yet. [Feb 2013, p.109]
  11. Nov 14, 2012
    60
    He's best when he's less accessible.
  12. 60
    They're bombastic enough to drive home the acerbities Alexander lays down.
  13. Nov 1, 2012
    60
    Simply put, this is a step forward for the Rhymesayers veteran.
  14. Nov 20, 2012
    57
    The problem is that the strangely smug We Don't Even Live Here feels more like P.O.S. preaching to the converted than attempting to make a believer out of anyone, lacking any palpable resistance necessary to justify the constant underdog pose.

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