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  • Summary: The debut album for the Cleveland-born who helped cowrite four tracks on Kayne West's "808s & Heartbreak."

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Day 'N' Nite
Day 'n' nite I toss and turn, I keep stress in my mind, mind I look for peace, but see, I don't attain What I need for keeps This silly game we play,... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. If you want to know further why this album is a classic you'll have to check it out yourself, but know for a fact it's well worth your fifteen dollars.
  2. Cudi turns out to be that rarest of rap phenomena: a hyped upstart who really does represent a promising new phase in the genre's evolution.
  3. This first official release is a soul searcher and may require more patience than your everyday debut. Still, the chilly, complicated Man on the Moon perfects the futuristic bleak-beat hip-hop Kanye purposed a year earlier, and rewards the listener with every tripped-out return.
  4. Despite the fat here, that thick layer of open, intense self-loathing is a clever way of unifying Man On The Moon as pure mood piece, a stream-of-consciousness pop voyage that’s more Phil Collins than rap.
  5. Kid Cudi’s take on hip-hop hedonism has as its purpose the escape from one’s own fears and neuroses. He escapes the creatures that haunt him at night by turning himself into a larger-than-life entity: the man on the stage, the man on the moon.
  6. From its bombastic title to Common's annoying narration, Man on the Moon vies for both a bigger pop platform and indie credibility.
  7. Man on the Moon, the debut album from this rapper-singer from Cleveland, is a colossal, and mystifying, missed opportunity, misguided if it is in fact guided at all.

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  1. Positive: 78 out of 82
  2. Negative: 3 out of 82
  1. Apr 28, 2013
    10
    Probably the best debut album i have ever heard, Kid Cudi and his team (Emile, Pain Pat & Dot Da Genius) can't do no wrong. If you though KidProbably the best debut album i have ever heard, Kid Cudi and his team (Emile, Pain Pat & Dot Da Genius) can't do no wrong. If you though Kid Cudi's was just an one-hit wonder because of Day N' Nite you were wrong, most the songs on this album are much better. Expand
  2. DevarreaGilchrist
    Jan 16, 2010
    10
    This album truly is a classic, it's a breath of fresh air that the industry has needed.
  3. joebimbo
    Sep 18, 2009
    10
    Like the critics said, the album isn't perfect, but what i liked about it is that it's fun and it's different. i think that Like the critics said, the album isn't perfect, but what i liked about it is that it's fun and it's different. i think that what kid cudi did (esp. with ratatat) was something that needed to happen for hip-hop. rappers have finally started to play with live music, and kid cudi hired the best to help him out. his raps are a little pedestrian, yes, but who cares? it's still fun. if you like innovation and hip-hop, buy it. you'll be impressed. thanks. Bye. Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2013
    10
    It's up for debate whether this or Outkast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is the best hip hop album of the decade. An absolute masterpiece thatIt's up for debate whether this or Outkast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is the best hip hop album of the decade. An absolute masterpiece that is grossly underrated by critics but sufficiently panned and admired by fans. Expand
  5. Twizzle
    Sep 21, 2009
    9
    This is one of the best albums of 09. If you are a fan of hip hop you would know that this is different than most in this genre but This is one of the best albums of 09. If you are a fan of hip hop you would know that this is different than most in this genre but that's what makes it such a great album. If you're into artists like Kanye West or any one similar with a futuristic sound or different than the usual, then I guarantee you will love Kid Cudi. If you read this, you can probably tell that i usually don't give reviews but this album is just that good. Just give it a listen. Expand
  6. Apr 13, 2013
    9
    This album is very great. I love the sound to the album and tracks. Kid Cudi is a great songwriter It's more than a hip hop album it's also aThis album is very great. I love the sound to the album and tracks. Kid Cudi is a great songwriter It's more than a hip hop album it's also a a alternative rock album It features great artists like common and kanye west and bands like mgmt. this album is worth having At first I wasn't such a fan of his until I heard this album. Expand
  7. MikeC
    May 2, 2010
    0
    Unoriginal, boring, leaves something to be desired.

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