Here we go with one last leak, “Audubon Ballroom,” from Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor II, which drops next Tuesday, September 25th.
Pre-order: Food & Liquor 2 on Amazon [here].
Listening to the album right now…
Just like WT Our House, I’m gonna wait to listen to this until I purchase the cd.
Please avoid spoilers.
Then I suggest you stay off of hip hop sites…. Listening as I type.. Will give my opinion when Im done…
I won’t provide any spoilers… but after one full listen-through, I give the album a 7.5/10. In my opinion, best rap album of the year by a clear margin so far.
Damn this must be a classic if you gave it a 7.5
Lol. It’s a good album.
Life is Good is fucking dope… There has to be some competitiion there. Far margin? Doubt that..
‘Life Is Good’ was good. That was my number 1. Again, still sitting with the Lupe joint. I’ll offer my conclusion in a bit.
Well I haven’t listened to the Lupe shit yet. Just dled it. So me too lol
No one listened to rapsody’s Idea of beautiful that just dropped? it was a great album her lyrics were on point and 9th wonder wasn’t fuckin around with those beats. Imma wait til this actually drops to list to it, but right now IMO rapsody has the best album this year
I’ll have to sit with it and give my more definitive rating in a day or two.
See my most recent post up top.
a 7.5 that aint even good enuff to be better than life is good….lemme listen myself
here’s the link for the album. http://fileuplo.de/ixsr1utr3u87.html make sure you cop it though when it comes out.
I think I’m gonna stop using my Numbers system for rating on Defsounds. Instead, I’ll just use words. ‘Good’, ‘Very Good’, ‘Great’, stuff like that.
bitin my style now lol?
Lol. I don’t know. I might be. It’s just that people don’t get that I consider a 7 to be good. And I’m tired of explaining it. When I say ‘Good’… hopefully they’ll know I mean Good.
Nah I feel ya. People get hung up on traditional grading with 7/10 being average. But think about it, is making 7/10 three pointers average? Hell no. However, for FTs it is. So its obviously not universal
Good point. I dig you.
6 second review: no where near as bad as Lasers, no where near as good as The Cool and F&L. i fucks wit it
lol its been out only for a couple of hours and people are already giving ratings. it takes more than one or 2 listens to get a feel for an album
What nasty dope track.
Aight. After sitting with it a bit more… and allowing the excitement of the newness to wear off… here is my final rating for Lupe’s Album:
The options are: God-Awful, Bad, Forgettable, Mediocre, So So, Not Quite There, Average, Above Average, Good, Very Good, Great, Excellent, Classic.
And I’ve decided to rate the album as: ‘GOOD’. Someone else said it best: Way better than Lasers, but not better than F&L1 or The Cool. It’s a good CD with two or three standout songs, but also a string of four consecutive songs in the second half of the album that sound like fillers. All in all, I take back what I said yesterday: Nas, in my opinion, still has the edge for best album of the year.
*Standout tracks: Strange Fruition, Form Over Function, Cold War.
I also really like the song ‘Hood Now.’
so thats a 11 out of 13 ?? 8.5/10 ??
what about Unforgivable Youth and Brave heart ??
also i think Hood Now was something different
Ha. I’m not doing numbered ratings anymore. Creates too much divisiveness. I’m simply rating the album as ‘Good.’
Unforgiveable Youth and Braveheart are both all right tracks, but I wouldn’t consider them stand standouts.
man that Unforgivable Youth’s last verse is so much more complicated than it seems
“Religions kinda complex. Kinda hard to figure out
And this must be the temple”
i think he is saying future civilization will not be even able to understand today’s religions , maybe because there will be no religions in the future
Maybe. Glad to see someone paying attention to the lyrics. I was just saying that from a strictly sonic standpoint (the way it sounds to my ears) the songs were cool. Not bad by any means. Just not great. But the only songs I think definitely should not have been on the album are ‘Heart Donor’ and ‘Battle Scars’. Heart Donor is definitely the worst song the album.
agree on the heart donor , but battle scars was aight
check out this link
lyrics are so complex its hard to tell what lupe is talkin about i tried to explain a little myself
check these cats from Canada http://youtu.be/CoeSjG8XsjI
This song is amazing.
Better than lasers and the cool IMO. Pretty close to the first one. Very different in it’s style but the skill and lyricism is on point.