• Record Label: Lex
  • Release Date: Oct 7, 2014
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Sep 29, 2014
    90
    At only nine tracks, the album delivers big time in such a short trip and definitely leaves the listener wondering what gems this super duo left on the cutting-room floor.
  2. Oct 10, 2014
    80
    NehruvianDOOM isn’t the first attempt to recreate Golden Age Hip Hop in the 21st century, but it’s an exceptionally creative take on the now-classic sound that succeeds in offering an enjoyable--and at times quirky--listen.
  3. Sep 30, 2014
    80
    DOOM has taken a backseat in an attempt to mentor this young talent and under his guidance Nehru has put in a spectacular performance.
  4. Sep 29, 2014
    75
    NEHRUVIANDOOM is not the album to catapult Bishop Nehru into the mainstream but it's an invaluable step in his hip-hop education.
  5. 75
    While NehruvianDOOM is solid on its own, he’s [Bishop's] still working toward his destination.
  6. 70
    Interesting but inessential.

  7. Oct 9, 2014
    70
    DOOM, sparing on the mic, rustles up his usual funk finds with samples sprayed willy-nilly. Teenage sensation Bishop Nehru slots in; assuredly, naturally skilful, with the right amount of NYC, street cypher confidence putting up an all-rounder’s game.
  8. Mojo
    Nov 7, 2014
    60
    NehruvianDoom might be slight, but it deftly whets the appetite for more. [Nov 2014, p.89]
  9. 60
    Had it been released by a lesser pair, this album would doubtless by hailed as full or potential, the first LP from a vital new force in alternative hip-hop; however, as it has been released by these two, it falls jarringly flat when one considers what they’re capable of.
  10. Oct 6, 2014
    60
    Weighing in at a terse 32 minutes in length, spanning eight tracks plus an introduction, the album is a cohesive and methodical offering yet because of the constrained spin time, neither Bishop Nehru nor MF Doom have the space to flex their creative impulses and push the envelope in their respective spheres.
  11. Sep 29, 2014
    56
    This generation-crossing collaboration feels like a record lodged in a sort of chronological rut, one where a young artist fronts an old-sounding record that sounds like it could've been released at any point in his lifetime--and helmed by any number of MCs that could've sounded like him.
  12. The Wire
    Dec 15, 2014
    50
    Nehru is essentially indistinguishable from any number of bedroom rappers clogging Soundcloud with their freestyles to Doom's decade old Special Herbs instrumentals. [Nov 2014, p.76]
  13. Oct 9, 2014
    50
    This dropped-ball feeling that NehruvianDOOM exudes derives from how it handles and telegraphs (or rather how it doesn’t handle how it telegraphs) its supposedly unifying theme.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Oct 9, 2014
    8
    I finally sat down and listened to this and i must say that it is a solid album. The only song I'm not a fan of is Mean the Most. Bishop NehruI finally sat down and listened to this and i must say that it is a solid album. The only song I'm not a fan of is Mean the Most. Bishop Nehru has a potential to be great and this project shows it. Full Review »
  2. Oct 17, 2016
    9
    I really enjoyed this album. It sounded kind of like a mentor teaching his student. The beats are solid and most of the rapping is done byI really enjoyed this album. It sounded kind of like a mentor teaching his student. The beats are solid and most of the rapping is done by Bishop Nehru, but it would seem like every once in a while DOOM would come in and teach him how it's done. Full Review »
  3. Oct 9, 2014
    10
    This is a dope album. If you don't like Bishop rhyming and the Villain producing you're in the wrong place. The album weighs in at 9 tracks,This is a dope album. If you don't like Bishop rhyming and the Villain producing you're in the wrong place. The album weighs in at 9 tracks, or 10 if you buy it on iTunes. The beats are mainly new. Mega-nerds will recognize 2 beats from the Special Herbs inst albums, but the beats are flipped and spruced for the album. Stand out joints include the Madvillain reunion Disastrous, Caskets, Darkness and Coming for you. Full Review »