Wooden Leather - Nappy Roots
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  • Summary: The Kentucky-based Southern rappers return with a sophomore LP.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Represents an enlightened South, where relfections on politics mix with odes to corn bread, where fingerpicked guitars blend with glitchy synths. [5 Sep 2003, p.76]
  2. 80
    A significant step forward. [Oct 2003, p.179]
  3. Fortunately they never swap their emphasis on some serious crunk-drawling for rap music's usual curb-sitting; in fact, the group expand their purview to look lovingly at lower-class life from several viewpoints.
  4. 75
    As with Watermelon, Chicken, the album drags; still, it's a compelling ride. [Oct 2003, p.110]
  5. Features a more worldly sound and outlook.
  6. Applies a coat of polish and smooths out the rough edges of their sound.
  7. 60
    All of this might be more satisfying if the group's lyrics were strong enough to turn caricatures into characters. [Sep 2003, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JakeDubHarmon
    Nov 26, 2003
    10
    BANGER!!
  2. sharah
    Oct 22, 2003
    10
    tight as hell!! congratulations
  3. AdamC
    Sep 19, 2003
    8
    Awesome tracks, with only a few weak points. Could have been one of the best of the year with the addition of 2 more solid tracks. Overall Awesome tracks, with only a few weak points. Could have been one of the best of the year with the addition of 2 more solid tracks. Overall highly recommened, you will hear these as singles in the near future. Expand