Elevators Act I & II
Bishop Nehru - Elevators Act I & II
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2018 Ratings: #238 / 404
User Score
Based on 51 ratings
2018 Ratings: #301
March 16, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The Line of Best Fit

Rather than filling his album with 20 tracks and fruitless skits, the album is kept concise at under 30 minutes long – the rapper never wasting one word throughout. This is a confident warning shot to his hip hop peers; with nothing else to prove these tracks speak for themselves.

80
Crack Magazine

Whether the world notices how great Elevators is shouldn’t dissuade you from investigating it immediately. Not the state-of-the-art, but the state the art could be in if it tried harder.

80
NME
Old-school references meeting a very modern mind.
80
Clash
In an era dominated by single drops and mixtape streams Bishop Nehru has reached back to one of rock’s formative releases for a truly album-minded project. In the way it binds contrary moods to mellifluous influence across two sides, and one unified document, ‘Elevators: Acts I & II’ has to be applauded.
80
Exclaim!

It's compelling fun to hear such a young MC exude so much familiarity and affection for golden-age tropes.

78
HipHopDX

While Nehru’s intention is commendable, whether Elevators will maintain any kind of relevance decades later remains to be seen. Nevertheless, Nehru set the lofty goal and made a valiant effort to capture the genius of such an eclectic body of work.

67
A.V. Club

Nothing here is revelatory, and DOOM is clearly firing off files labeled “beat.mp3” for the younger artist, but there’s too much talent for this not to all still sort of work.

65
The 405
Nehru deserves props where it's necessary ... attempting to revive a lost sound is sure to score big with nostalgists and hip-hop purists, but, beyond that, there isn't much to love.
62
Pitchfork
Nehru’s significant talents are all on display, but it’s tough to thrive in such tight margins.
60
Drowned in Sound

This is a debut that showcases a rapper reaching for greater heights, attempting to push his own boundaries with some genre-bending foundations. Unfortunately, it lacks that killer, epic punch that such a lofty concept should garner.

Mar 16, 2018
McKnightyxx
76
I HONESTLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE HATE
Apr 24, 2018
BuffaloStaple
66
it's like so fucking close to being excellent
Mar 30, 2018
50
As meh as it comes. Bishop Nehru hypes himself up to be better than his peers but fails to show evidence.
Jul 14, 2018
THEANFIELDCAT7
73
flow, lyrics, Doom instrumentals. A beautiful concoction.
Jul 10, 2018
avolok03
78
Elevators present Nehru to be one of the most potential rappers in the game but are held back from being great with lacking subject matter and a sleepy delivery from the rapper.
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Track List
  1. Act I: Ascension
  2. Driftin'
  3. No Idea
  4. The Game of Life
  5. Get Away
  6. Up, up & Away (feat. Lion Babe)
  7. Act II: Free Falling
  8. Taserz.
  9. Again & Again
  10. Potassium
  11. Rollercoasting
  12. Rooftops


Added on: March 16, 2018