The Dreamer / The Believer

Common - The Dreamer / The Believer
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2011 Ratings: #266 / 949
User Score
Based on 38 ratings
2011 Ratings: #183
December 20, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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After the misstep that was Universal Mind Control (2008) and in the midst of his beef with Drake, Common comes back strong with The Dreamer / The Believer. Gems like the Nas-assisted “Ghetto Dreams”, the Maya Angelou featured “The Dreamer”, the subliminal Drake-dis "Sweet”, and the reflective “Lovin’ I Lost”, (about the end of his relationship with Serena Williams), are some of the stand-outs, but there are no weak tracks on The Dreamer / The ... read more
100
cool dope underground rap samples art dope use school hip hop
90
Common and No I.D. provide an incredibly smooth record with many quality tracks.
74
7.4 out of 10
Z.Younk
74
Common always sets the bar high with excellent production (thanks to his ability to seamlessly change with the times) and superb lyrical quality (usually these days focusing on conscious but very much pop rap lyrics). This album fails to jump out and remain as memorable as much as his other titles.
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Track List

  1. The Dreamer (feat. Maya Angelou) 
  2. Ghetto Dreams (feat. Nas) 
  3. Blue Sky 
  4. Sweet 
  5. Gold 
  6. Lovin' I Lost 
  7. Raw (How You Like It) 
  8. Cloth 
  9. Celebrate 
  10. Windows 
  11. The Believer (feat. John Legend) 
  12. Pops Belief
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Added on: November 20, 2011