XXX

Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 90
    XXX might just represent the most polished and fully formed manifestation of street-meets-art rap so far.
  2. Nov 4, 2011
    86
    XXX is something much more complex, challenging, and rewarding than a dirty joke.
  3. Nov 4, 2011
    82
    His gleeful love of words not only elevates some pretty heavy subject matter; it also helps distinguish XXX as one of the most compelling indie rap releases in an already strong year.
  4. Q Magazine
    Jul 10, 2012
    80
    Brown's vivid storytelling skills bear testament to a major talent. [Jun 2012, p.108]
  5. The Wire
    Dec 6, 2011
    80
    On XXX his own aesthetic seems fully formed. [Oct 2011, p.65]
  6. Nov 4, 2011
    80
    That's the magic of XXX: whether joy, sadness or disgust, Mr. Brown will make you feel something.
  7. Nov 4, 2011
    80
    XXX is a bloated album; 19-track albums are a thing of the early millennium past. But this bloat is a gluttonous glory.
  8. Nov 4, 2011
    80
    XXX is another excellent release from the man who is one of the best rappers out there, proving that you can be lyrical and street at the same time, and that hip-hop doesn't have to be one dimensional.
  9. Dec 6, 2011
    70
    Beyond its confrontational veneer lies a 19 track collection of a good number of 2011's hardest, freshest, most concrete bars imaginable.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 15, 2012
    10
    Truly amazing. Have not heard an album like this. Innovative. One of my favorites of 2010, however if you're not into experimental music,Truly amazing. Have not heard an album like this. Innovative. One of my favorites of 2010, however if you're not into experimental music, don't bother. Full Review »
  2. Jun 9, 2014
    10
    One of the best and most inspiring rap record to come out in the last Five years, From the crazy songs like: Outer space to Aderall Admiral toOne of the best and most inspiring rap record to come out in the last Five years, From the crazy songs like: Outer space to Aderall Admiral to Straight bars like : Pac blood, To the fun : blunt after Blunt, I will, Lie4, Bruiser Brigade, To the storytelling of: noosebleeds or Party all the time, Then the Depressing: 30 just an all around Great rap record which has you waiting for his next album. Full Review »
  3. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    Danny's flow and wordplay are something else. It takes time to get used to his voice, but it's worth it. Give this record a spin, theDanny's flow and wordplay are something else. It takes time to get used to his voice, but it's worth it. Give this record a spin, the production will surprise you. Full Review »