Nas - Life is Good

Nas - Life is Good
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Rank: #36 / 657
USER SCORE
79
Based on
35 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

Life Is Good leaves Nas in his comfort zone, where the vital music of his youth proves a rousing platform for commenting on matters of middle age.

90
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

Nas has partially returned to the late 80’s/early 90’s golden age of hip hop sound that inspired his debut, taking influence from production greats like Run DMC, the Bomb Squad and Eric B.

85
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

This album is the most original work one of the greatest MC’s of all time has released in more than a decade.

83
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Song for song, it's his most solid, disaster-free album since, well... we won't go there

80
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

This is Nas’ strongest album in 18 years and three months– yes, since his debut album Illmatic.

80
NME
NME

For the most part he sticks with tried-and-true allies Salaam Remi and No ID behind the desk, and they deliver an album as raw as anything since his 1994 classic ‘Illmatic’. 

80
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

At this stage in his career, and following in the footsteps of two records that arguably tripped over their own concepts, it’s great to hear Nas sounding focussed once again. 

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DETAILS

RELEASED: July 17, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Def Jam
GENRE: Hip Hop
TAGS
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 50 - Consequence of Sound
# 42 - Exclaim!
# 31 - FACT Magazine
# 36 - PopMatters
# 18 - Rolling Stone
MISC LISTS
# 2 - PopMatters (Hip Hop)
Track List
  1. No Introduction 
  2. Loco-Motive 
  3. A Queens Story 
  4. Accident Murderers 
  5. Daughters 
  6. Reach Out 
  7. World's An Addiction 
  8. Summer On Smash 
  9. You Wouldn't Understand 
  10. Back When 
  11. The Don 
  12. Stay 
  13. Cherry Wine 
  14. Bye Baby 
  15. Nasty 
  16. The Black Bond 
  17. Roses 
  18. Where's The Love
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Added on: May 1, 2012