Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Vibe
    80
    Fire In The Hole is Brand Nubian at its revolutionary apex. [Sep 2004, p.233]
  2. May be one of 2004's most important rap records.
  3. Spin
    67
    A snappier comeback than 1998's Foundation. [Sep 2004, p.120]
  4. Unfortunately, Fire in the Hole fails to invoke any effective nostalgia as it phlegmatically wanders through 12 solid but unexciting tracks.
  5. Few will ever refer to this as a classic, though even fewer will ever think of this as a poor showing.
  6. Unfortunately, even when they attempt to paint a serious social commentary, they can’t seem to suppress their sophomoric potty humor.
  7. Urb
    60
    A few tracks bump, but for the most part, Lord Jamar's production couldn't make punks jump up, much less get beat down. [Sep 2004, p.114]
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  1. EmielJ
    May 2, 2005
    8
    A soulful album in that 2004 groove, sounding new and fresh yet comfortably Brand Nu. In my opinion highly underappreciated and definitely A soulful album in that 2004 groove, sounding new and fresh yet comfortably Brand Nu. In my opinion highly underappreciated and definitely worth checking out for fans of grown-up and well deliberated hiphop music. Full Review »