- Life is Good

Nas - Life is Good
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on 23 reviews
2012 Rank: #97 / 929
USER SCORE
78
Based on
89 ratings

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91
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

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

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

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

80
Consequence of Sound

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

80
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’. 

May 26, 2017
YowzaBaby
70
Love how introspective Nas gets on here, but it gets out of focus a lot too.
Dec 12, 2016
BuffaloStaple
67
Nas' lyrics on this album are definitely impressive, he's still a very capable emcee, but when comes to the production and songwriting of a lot of these tracks, I think he's got a long way to go before he reaches the level he was on back in the days of Illmatic. Whilst I do think there's a lot of filler here, still though it's definitely nice to hear that he's hasn't lost his touch completely this deep into his career.
Mar 21, 2016
AbsoluteElitist
NR
Soulful album, emotionnaly charged.

Best song : Accident murderer.
Oct 12, 2015
DEEPSLEEP
74
"And I ain't trying to mess your thing up
But I just wanna see you dream up
I finally understand
It ain't easy to raise a girl as a single man
Nah, the way mothers feel for they sons, how fathers feel for they daughters
When he date, he straight, chip off his own papa
When she date, we wait behind the door with the sawed off
Cause we think no one is good enough for our daughters
Love"
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July 17, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
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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
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, philthy


Added on: May 1, 2012