Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane And Abel

Black Thought - Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane And Abel
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #439 / 757
User Score
Based on 206 ratings
2020 Ratings: #86
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October 16, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Passayunk Production / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Albumism

It’s no longer surprising how Black Thought continues to astound as an artist, but Cane and Able is still an impressive next step in his progression.

82
Sputnikmusic

Thankfully, Vol. 3 takes full advantage of its longer runtime, stretching into more places than the fairly self-contained first two volumes could.

80
The Guardian

The veteran US rapper is on fire, with invective that meets the present moment.

70
The Needle Drop

While this latest Streams of Thought installment hits a serious low at the midpoint, Black Thought remains practically unmatched as a lyricist and MC.

69
Pitchfork
On the third volume in his solo series, Black Thought once again demonstrates the power of his dense, winding freestyles and stretches into new, more vulnerable territory.
50
God Is in the TV

Despite being pitched as an album, the uneven flow from song to song and totally distinct personalities of each cut makes Streams of Thought Vol. 3 feel more like a mixtape – and not a great one.

Rater
80
Black Thought is already known for being one of the best MCs of all time and has already cemented his legacy, so there's not really that much I can comment regarding his lyrical ability that hasn't been said before.
However, on "Stream of Thought Vol. 3: Cain And Abel" I was not only surprised by his rapping but also by lots of the versatility shown on here. I definitely wasn't asking for three Portugal. The Man/ Black Thought collaborations prior to this but I'm glad it happened ... read more
MickyT
79
On Black Thought's 3rd entry in the 'Streams of Thought' series, he proves once again he is untouchable as a lyricist and as an emcee.

With it understandably being delayed I was left a tad bit underwhelmed by the end product when compared to the other entrys but all in all it's still very good. Black Thoughts bars of course havent shown much in the way of any weakness, he flows effortlessly on each track throughout the album, the production is quite enjoyable with some really great moments ... read more
Case
80
I was really excited for this album, as Black Thought has had some great verses lately and the single with Pusha T and Killer Mike is one of my favorite songs of the year. And while it is very very good, I am a little underwhelmed as it had the potential to be near perfect.

Despite the flaws of this project, Black Thought shows why he’s one of the greatest rappers ever. The production is solid, but rarely does it blow me away on here. Black Thought makes up for whatever shortcomings are ... read more
TheTourist90
80
all killer, no filler

I enjoy this one quite a lot! Black Thought is lyrically fantastic as ever and there certainly are alot of great bars on this one, plus that Good Morning song is legendary, easily one of the best rap songs of the year. The production is pretty great too, sure there are some odd production choices on this one like Nature of the Beast, plus there could been less Portugal. The Man features on this one, but still the production is certainly is punchy and grabs your attention. ... read more
Scre4meh
83
This is one of the most powerful albums of this year and Black Thought is a fucking legend,no 🧢.

This honestly has rapping that is on another level then usual. Thought is just one of the best MC's to grab the mic when it comes to his lyrics and powerful rapping. Every song is outstanding and unique and the album isn't overwhelmed by features. The choruses made by members of Portugal are actually giving off a really amazing vibe for the songs they are in. Production by Sean C is also stellar ... read more
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Track List

  1. I'm Not Crazy (First Contact)
  2. State Prisoner
  3. Good Morning (feat. Pusha T, Swizz Beatz & Killer Mike)
  4. Magnificent
  5. Experience
  6. Quiet Trip (feat. Portugal. The Man & The Last Artful, Dodgr)
  7. Nature of the Beast (feat. Portugal. The Man & The Last Artful, Dodgr)
  8. We Could Be Good (United) [feat. C.S. Armstrong & OSHUN]
  9. Steak Um (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
  10. Thought vs Everybody
  11. Ghetto Boys and Girls
  12. Fuel (feat. Portugal. The Man & The Last Artful, Dodgr)
  13. I'm Not Crazy
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