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El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Rank: #7 / 664
USER SCORE
82
Based on
61 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

Cancer For Cure is a triumph of imagination and intelligence in service of a pervasive sense of personal and political unease.

85
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

The textures and tones are distinctly different from past releases, but it's unimaginable that it could be made by anyone else. 

85
The 405
The 405

Cancer 4 Cure grounds hip hop, taking it back to when it was seen as the new punk rock.

85
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

This is a high point in his already illustrious career; a labyrinthine and ultramodern take on hip-hop that will likely age like a Cabernet.

80
musicOMH
musicOMH

Cancer For Cure is a dependably bold, powerful statement, perhaps not quite as masterful as its predecessors, but still overflowing with ideas and innovation.

80
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

The roads in his mind are curling back onto themselves like a mobius strip and more than ever, most of the verses on Cancer 4 Cure are infinite loops, cannibalizing his own words over and over.

80
FACT Magazine
FACT Magazine

Tthe music is certainly some of El’s most engaging yet, and should possess real lasting power.

80
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

For all its darkness, paranoia and rage, Cancer For Cure emerges as one of the year's most endlessly re-playable records.

72
Paste
Paste

Cancer For Cure is a shirked, claustrophobic, paranoid clutter of rhyming conspiracy theories.

User Reviews
90
Fav Tracks: The Full Retard, Drones Over BRKLYN, Tougher Colder Killer, Oh Hail No, Stay Down, True Story, The Jig Is Up, Request Denied, For My Upstairs Neighbor

75
What impressed me about him is.. he’s white! He’s not into Eminem but more into Beastie Boys in “Ill Communication” era. MCA is smiling in heaven listening to El-P.

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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 34 - Beats Per Minute
# 3 - Cokemachineglow
# 25 - Consequence of Sound
# 14 - Exclaim!
# 36 - No Ripcord
# 35 - Obscure Sound
# 12 - Paste
# 26 - Pazz and Jop
# 45 - Pitchfork
# 35 - PopMatters
# 20 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 33 - Spinner
# 15 - Stereogum
# 12 - The 405
Track List
  1. Request Denied 
  2. The Full Retard 
  3. Works Every Time 
  4. Drones Over BKLYN
  5. Oh Hail No [ft. Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and Danny Brown] 
  6. Tougher Colder Killer [ft. Killer Mike and Despot] 
  7. True Story 
  8. The Jig Is Up 
  9. Sign Here 
  10. For My Upstairs Neighbor (Mums the Word) 
  11. Stay Down [ft. Nick Diamonds] 
  12. $4 Vic/FTL (Me and You)
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Added on: March 9, 2012