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  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2022
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Mar 18, 2022
    80
    Back In Black is a tribute, extension, and reminder of Cypress Hill at its peak, to do this so successfully thirty years after that era is impressive in its own unique way.
  2. Mar 18, 2022
    80
    In all the ways that matter, this solidifies their status as a collective still expanding upon their legacy, rather than resting on it.
  3. 80
    Cypress Hill demonstrates across the record, the more things change, the more they stay the same. The Cheech and Chong of hip-hop are back – and are as clear-headed on hazy-eyed matters as ever.
  4. Mar 16, 2022
    75
    Back In Black is an album-length reminder of why the group has managed to have such staying power. It straddles that difficult artistic line between being devoted to what made the rap outfit great, while changing things up just enough to stay relevant.
  5. May 3, 2022
    70
    Back In Black certainly sounds like the core duo is having more fun making music than in years past. The album features some of the best music the group has made in years but doesn’t stack up to their trailblazing efforts of the ’90s.
  6. Mar 17, 2022
    70
    Though it’s only a brief listen, Back In Black finds Cypress Hill refreshed and re-energised.
  7. Uncut
    Mar 16, 2022
    70
    It's Cypress Hill's own B-Real who steals the show, though, his nasally raps still as distinctive as a whiff of the green stuff. [Apr 2022, p.26]
  8. Mar 16, 2022
    70
    Thanks to Black Milk’s production this is their most accomplished album since 1995's ‘Temple Of Boom’.
  9. Mar 22, 2022
    68
    This latest effort is an unabashed classic hip hop record for you to either take it or leave it. The only disappointment is that it could have easily been more than this.
  10. Mojo
    Mar 16, 2022
    60
    bare-knuckled rhymes and eerie sing-song hooks deliver the trademark thrills, though Muggs' lysergic touch is often missed. [Apr 2022, p.89]
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 10, 2022
    7
    If You are a fan, for a moment this album
    will make You sure that You don't age - it's like 90s again.
  2. Apr 2, 2022
    10
    Doper than the 20th of April in Boulder! B-Real and the boys still slapping them tunes like the Fresh Prince on Oscar Night!
  3. Mar 30, 2022
    9
    Continuing the return to form that began with 2018's "Elephants on Acid" as well as returning Cypress Hill to their 420-friendly gangsta rapContinuing the return to form that began with 2018's "Elephants on Acid" as well as returning Cypress Hill to their 420-friendly gangsta rap roots, old-school production combines with timely lyrical themes on "Back in Black" for a listen that's equal parts urgent and playful and serves as yet another vehicle for the flawless Beastie Boys-style vocal interplay between B-Real Sen Dog.

    Choice Cuts: "Certified [feat. Demrick]," "The Original," "Break of Dawn"
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