That's right. This album is excellent, not perfect but still excellent. Am I the only one who actually listened to this album? No it is not a step backwards for Common. However, it is not a step forward either, it is more like a sidestep. And I hope he returns to his roots and what he does best on his next record but this is certainly and amusing distraction. UMC, Punch Drunk Love, Sex 4 Suga, Make My Day, and What a World are the highlights.