We're New Here - Gil Scott-Heron
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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21

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  1. May 7, 2013
    7
    Jamie xx's singles and remixes are catchy, quirky and intelligent, and even genius at times, but after the first listen can become sadly forgettable. However, some of Jamie xx's tracks are absolute headphone gems, and will most likely stay on your iPod for eternity.
  2. Sep 27, 2011
    8
    This is a very complex album with a lot of depth. A little depressing at points, the album is consistently groovy, and the mix of Gil's spoken word and great production gives the album a jazzy, gritty, urban feel. Highly recommended.
  3. Mar 9, 2011
    10
    Simply put, this is genius. There is so much you can say. It deserves to be heard. Not only does it deserve to be heard, it lives and breathes. Jamie xx builds on the explosion of British dubstep by melding Gil Scott Heron's poetry with awkward alternative aesthetics that call on you to abandon your perception of music as functional for purpose. The truth is this album is worth much more than the $13 dollars it cost to buy your download, especially if you fully understand musical composition, production and engineering (or in fact, general artistry). Put simply this is high end art and some artists have been known to sell for $20 mil. 100/100 Expand
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. The snatches of Scott-Heron's voice, cracked for sure but deeper than night nonetheless, delivers it from callow generalization and foregone conclusion.
  2. Apr 28, 2011
    80
    There's a great danger in finding beauty in suffering, but this album takes that risk and reaps great dividends. [Mar 2011, p.54]
  3. Apr 6, 2011
    80
    Hip-hop originator meets Mercury-winning button-pusher du jour. [MArch 2011, p. 108]