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- The Ecstatic

Mos Def - The Ecstatic
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 22 reviews
2009 Rank: #105 / 799
USER SCORE
82
Based on
28 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

A mind-bending, low-key triumph, the kind of magnetic album that takes around a dozen spins to completely unpack.

86
Excellent = 2-3, 5, 7, 12, 14, 16
Great = 1, 4, 8-11, 13, 15
Average = 6
Bad = N/A
Trash = N/A

This album should be classified as "world" since there are inspirations from all over the world in this albums beats, Mos Def actually raps/sings in a few languages as well. Very cool sounds as well, there's actually bubbles popping during Pretty Dancer. Excellent lyrics talking about social and economical issues, as well as romance. Mos Def is actually a great singer, and not just a great ... read more
noonoo97
81
Some good songs and some decent songs like Embassy decent album maybe underrated
DEEPSLEEP
74
1st half : rock influence / middle eastern influence / unorthodox

2nd half : funky / more traditional / more boom bap

fav songs: Auditorium w/ the ruler, Revelations

least fav: Life in marvelous times
MrRicoSlick
90
Black Dante returns to form, leaving the listener feeling "ecstatic".
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DETAILS

June 9, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Downtown / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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# 50 - Beats Per Minute
# 27 - Consequence of Sound
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# 41 - MOJO
# 29 - No Ripcord
# 46 - NPR
# 40 - Pitchfork
# 15 - PopMatters
# 24 - Q Magazine
# 17 - Rolling Stone
# 7 - Spin
# 49 - Stereogum
# 42 - Tiny Mix Tapes
Track List

  1. Supermagic
  2. Twilite Speedball
  3. Auditorium
  4. Wahid
  5. Priority
  6. Quiet Dog
  7. Life In Marvelous Times
  8. The Embassy
  9. No Hay Nada Mas
  10. Pistola
  11. Pretty Dancer
  12. Workers Comp
  13. Revelations
  14. Roses
  15. History
  16. Casa Bey