i feel bad for anyone who thinks this isnt a classic. it opens your mind to new insights. it truly is something amazing. patience is the best song, its just so beautiful, what happened to this music? music should open your mind like this album does. what do mainstream overrated artists open your mind to? nothing. rihanna just talks about having sex, drake just talks about being famous and getting girls, wayne just talks about having money, gucci mane and jeezy just talk about how they "used" to sell drugs... do you think the radio would ever play any of these songs? No. except MAYBE (just maybe) my generation cuz wayne is on it.
Am I the only one that thinks this is ridiculously overrated? Sure, the lyrics revolve around, and emit, consciousness, dealing with both political and social issues, whether they be national or international. But the minimalist, percussion-based, reggae-tinged instrumentals are quite underwhelming. This is good, but not 4.1 good. I give it a 3.1/5