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Common Folk

Posted in gripes, music by arcanedufresne on January 17, 2009

Okay, this is just a rant, but I wanted to like this album. Common is an intelligent lyricist who typically rhymes over some real soulful beats. This on the contrary, is not Common. Did he even listen to this album in it’s entirety before he released it? Was it rushed out by the label? Did Bizzaro-Common record this and real Common is stuck in an alternate universe or in a submarine deep below the seas? With the exception of two or three songs, this album is one of the most disappointing offerings from an artist I’ve come to expect greatness from every release. There is no flow between songs, no flow within songs in many cases and his lyrical prowess has seriously fallen off. I listened to it when it first came out and thought I was just in a bad mood, or not feeling it at that point, but I have given it two more full listens since that date and grown to like it less. Sorry Common.

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  1. tybz said, on January 17, 2009 at 8:26 PM

    you shouldnt be sorry, common should, cus his album is. i have never been so disappointed. i love pharrell and alot of his beats, but the beep boops are not commons style. garbage from front to back.


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