Nevermen - Nevermen
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2016 Ratings: #781 / 874
User Score
Based on 28 ratings
2016 Ratings: #712
January 29, 2016 / Release Date
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Ipecac / Label
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The Skinny
Inevitably, fans of any constituent member will find vivid snatches of past guises strewn across the debut's ten tracks, but the collective whole works toward something more, determined to dart off into the unknown at every labyrinthine lyrical turn.
Rolling Stone
The debut album from Nevermen ... finds the three artists pushing the capabilities of their voices to the breaking point, and their cohorts to keep up.
Under The Radar
So many jerks of the steering wheel may not be for the faint of heart, but the trio coheres remarkably well, and the blizzard of ideas works like regular blasts of fresh oxygen or caffeine. Or both.
Bit by bit ... the dissonance and contrasts interweave into a tapestry that’s much more logical than is first apparent.
Drowned in Sound

Serious aficionados of hip hop, or nu-metal, or any of the flavors that crop up in Nevermen, might scoff at the whimsy of it all ... But then, Patton’s never been serious about anything, and that’s integral to the whole project.


Nevermen hits enough familiar places that fans of any of the three any individual artists will be able to enjoy it.

Consequence of Sound

In large part, the songs on Nevermen come across exactly as that: songs, specifically made in a studio by a group of individually talented musicians. That’s fine, but Nevermen are also able to wrest unearthly and altogether human sounds from their vocal chords and a selection of objects. When they accomplish that feat together, it’s hard to settle for anything else.

Musically, it's in line with any number of Doseone's other collaborative projects, fluidly blending abstract hip-hop, indie rock, and atmospheric electronic elements, but with a bit more of a radio-friendly guitar crunch than on the rapper's usual ventures.
Nobody's accusing the band of being short on ideas—after seven years, they've assembled an extensive playbook indeed—but flitting from one chrome plaything to another gets exhausting quickly.
Loud and Quiet
Too often ... we hear nothing new – certainly not from Adebimpe’s camp – meaning that ‘Nevermen’ never really moves beyond mere vanity project.
NOW Magazine
These are three very accomplished musicians getting together for the fun of it, with no need of anyone’s approval. Therein lies the problem.
Man, Tunde Adebimpe and Mike Patton on the same project.

Pizza is delicious and for sure a 10/10. Pineapple is my favorite fruit, so I'd have to give it an easy 9. Put them together though and it kind of nulls what makes each so great, but it's doable. It's 7/10 territory.
Honestly, if this band wasn't how they are would anyone give a shit?
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Track List

  1. Dark Ear
  2. Treat Em Right
  3. Wrong Animal Right Trap
  4. Tough Towns
  5. Hate On
  6. Mr. Mistake
  7. Shellshot
  8. At Your Service
  9. Non Babylon
  10. Fame II: The Wreckoning
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