Inner World

Dalai Lama - Inner World
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 88 ratings
2020 Ratings: #638
Liked by 3 people
July 6, 2020 / Release Date
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New Age, Spoken Word / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Clash
An album that is overflowing with compassion and human kindness.
40
The Independent
As an album to meditate or relax to, this is adequate, but there is little to distinguish the shapeless instrumentation from any you’d find in a luxury spa.
Inglume
78
"Music has the potential to transcend our differences. It can return us to our true nature of warm-heartedness."

Earlier today, I had the honour of celebrating the Dalai Lama's 85th birthday with my ill mother by her bedside, and in our moment of tranquillity, we recited the “om mani padme hum” mantra together in the hopes of a brighter future. To say I was taken aback by 'Inner World' would be an understatement. What's more enriching is perhaps what it represents. ... read more
Toasterqueen12
8
Hmmm, it seems to me that people might actually really like this.....allow me to ruin that as I now explain why I believe this to be one of the worst albums of the year.

First off this has no religious or cultural significance to me, I'm approaching this through the gaze of an idiot American. So take that in context when I say I don't care, I just don't care about the Dalai Lama. This album does not present me with anything to care about or connect to.

I walked into this with the the idea ... read more
KIDWITHGUNs
NR
Dalai Lama can spit bars for days. I think my favourite line on the album would be:

"My dreams only work when I start training my dragon
It seems my coldly way of words is how I retain my right to braggin', wonder what would happen
If you'd prefer to be burdened by my words and other dirty slurs and flirty verdicts, would you still return?"

You can tell he takes so much influence from rappers like Andre 3000, MF DOOM and Eminem. It drives me crazy that people don't take him ... read more
MusicN
73
This is like if Kanye ran for preside- oh.
night
40
I suppose if you're looking for something to meditate to, this would be a pretty good option, but in the end it's scope is too limited for any broad appeal or quality.
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Track List

  1. One of My Favorite Prayers
  2. The Buddha
  3. Compassion
  4. Courage
  5. Ama La (feat. Anoushka Shankar)
  6. Healing
  7. Wisdom
  8. Purification
  9. Protection
  10. Children
  11. Humanity
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Added on: July 6, 2020