Act II: Patents of Nobility

Jay Electronica - Act II: Patents of Nobility
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 64 ratings
2020 Ratings: #421
October 5, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

87
Pitchfork

Long-delayed and eventually shelved, Jay Electronica’s near-mythical “lost” album finally sees official release after it was leaked. Even slightly unfinished, it is nearly an all-time classic, the kind of record that celebrates an art form while simultaneously pushing it forward.

72
Beats Per Minute
It’s a solid album – an extremely unique one for its time, even – but the long gestation period did not make the heart grow fonder for it. Instead, expectations were simply not met. It’s great to finally have it, but puzzling as to why it took so long to arrive.
40
The Needle Drop

Even as a demo or leak, Act II is short on solid song concepts.

MickyT
63
Stop with the stock children sound effect for the love of God.
DCCXX
80
A Written Testimony was an awkward and over-hyped debut that saw Jay Electronica heavily relying on the crutch of Jay-Z in an attempt to pull off sLUms-style beat idiosyncracies with a luxurious flair. However, Act II diverts in such a completely different direction, it's hard to believe that this is the same artist. Across 16 tracks, this immaculate and spectacular project showcases Jay's talent in such a more fitting way than its predecessor, with unique sampling and effortless flows that ... read more
STW
NR
cant be arsed to listen
znorth3
80
Man I really thought he was gonna rap over In The Court Of The Crimson King...
BruhMan
NR
This has been one lame asssssss new music friday.
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Track List

  1. Real Magic
  2. New Illuminati
  3. Patents Of Nobility
  4. Life On Mars
  5. Bonnie And Clyde (feat. Serge Gainsbourg)
  6. Dinners at Tiffany’s (feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg)
  7. Shiny Suit Theory (feat. Jay-Z & The-Dream)
  8. Memories And Merlot
  9. Better In Tune (feat. LaTonya Givens)
  10. Letter To Fallon
  11. Road To Perdition (feat. Jay-Z)
  12. Welcome To Knightsbridge
  13. Tuff Love
  14. Nights Of The Roundtable
  15. Run And Hide (feat. The Bullitts)
  16. 10,000 Lotus Petals
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Added on: October 4, 2020