****** genial! kein song der mich enttäuscht. für mich bereits jetzt eines der besten, wenn nicht sogar das beste rap/ hip-hop-album des jahres. highlights: state run radio, beautiful lasers, words i never said
***** Kling zwar alles recht kommerziell, aber es ist wirklich kein einziger schwacher Song dabei. . . Am meisten stechen da noch "The Show Goes On" und "Till I Get There" heraus. Hat den #1-Einstieg in den US-Charts auf jeden Fall verdient!
**** It's hard to rate this as an album, as overall it's a bunch of half-baked ideas that have been manipulated by record executives which is generally agreed to have caused a negative effect on the quality. All those things aside, I still enjoyed a number of tracks on here with only a couple of lowlights. 3.5
*** I've never been much of a Lupe Fiasco fan but I didn't hate this as much as I thought I would. The production is pretty good for the most part, and although there is a lot of featuring artists, you get mostly Lupe and it does feel like a Lupe album. He is very political, which is expected with him but I don't think he delivers his ideas so well. The rap at times makes it sound as if he is bored with the whole thing. Some good tracks on here but mostly in the middle for me. 3.2/6.