Like Water for Chocolate

Common - Like Water for Chocolate
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2000 Ratings: #42 / 104
User Score
Based on 87 ratings
2000 Ratings: #28
March 28, 2000 / Release Date
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MCA / Universal Records / Label
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zachthesnack
87
I love that he made an ode to Fela Kuti at the beginning of the album. RIP to the legendary FK.
lukedog15
85
Common takes the mic to consciously expose the hidden tribulations which infest themselves within the slums of cities across the country. Contrary to his pseudonym, Common veers away from prevalent trends in the hip hop community to discuss topics that are seldom spoken about in music, such as aspects afrocentrism through jazzy and silky instrumentals, stereotyping, and accomplishments within the black community that are often swept under the rug.
His musical content might have been an outlier ... read more
simonrfischer
72
While I respect Common's lyricism and artistic craft, I felt like this album was too inconsistent for me to consider it really good. He has moments of brilliance (The Light), but there were also points where I thought it became incredibly dense, unfocused, or that Com was just reaching too much. The production is great, but I think if he better executed his ideas in my view, this could have been better.
Tom Simmons
86
Fav Tracks: The Light, Funky For You, Thelonius, Heat, Nag Champa, The 6th Sense, Time Travelin', Cold Blooded, Geto Heaven, Dooin It
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#169/Pitchfork (2000s)

Track List

  1. Time Travelin' (A Tribute To Fela)
  2. Heat
  3. Cold Blooded
  4. Dooinit
  5. The Light
  6. Funky For You
  7. The Questions
  8. Time Travelin' Reprise
  9. The 6th Sense
  10. A Film Called (Pimp)
  11. Nag Champa (Afrodisiac For The World)
  12. Thelonius
  13. Payback Is A Grandmother
  14. Geto Heaven Part Two
  15. A Song For Assata 
  16. Pops Rap III....All My Children

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