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|0.0 ||Deviant STAFF | March 5th 11|
Lupe done gone and fucked up again
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|1.5 very poor||Rowdy | March 1st 11|
Bad, overproduced beats with horribly autotuned hooks, and far too many guest spots. It's ironic that the two best songs on the album are the only two that do not have these guest spots. His rapping makes up for some of it, but I think everyone was expecting better. Fuck you Atlantic.
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|3.0 good||David Foster Wallace | March 1st 11|
Lupe goes B.O.B. on us music and beats wise, but other than that this is rap for people who don't normally listen to rap and think Lupe is the best..which he's not. He doesn't have anything new or relevant to say, and this just leaves a bad taste in your mouth. ugh, you guys are overrating this
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|1.5 very poor||Cognautic | March 1st 11|
This is what may have been the result of Atlantic completely screwing Lupe over. For almost
the entire album unoriginal club beats saturate it, with alright hooks at best, and
completely unlistenable ones at worst. Lupe's rapping is probably the best part of the
album, and even at that he obviously was not putting passion into his verses. The few
mentions of politics were unnecessary, and his defining characteristic, his lyricism, took
leave for most of this work. All in all, a bad album.
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|2.5 average||Alexander | March 12th 11|
Lasers in a really odd way is an interesting record. Which shows a defined example of a label takeover on an artist's album. God knows what Atlantic was thinking when trying to "dumb down" the samples to a pop formula for one of mainstream wordiest MC's. The overriding problem is how "unnatural" this album is. And despite Lupe's clear talent shown in the verses it's almost aggravating to listen to with the stupid pop choruses that plague some of these songs. Still some of these songs are pretty great (Letting Go, Words I Never Said, All Black Everything). In the end, the strangest thing about Lasers is how Lupe sounds like a guest on his own album.
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|3.0 good||Narshh | February 28th 11|
A few good tracks, a bunch of decent but overall good..idk not feeling it...time to put in Shaolin vs. Wu Tang
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|3.0 good||massmusic | May 31st 12|
Lasers might have not have been Lupe's best album but it had tracks like Words I Never Said, Letting Go, and All Black Everything which are ,in my opinion, the best sons on the album.
|0.0 ||iamDIBBS | September 22nd 11|
Really people? this is one of the best rap albums of the year! What Lupe says in his songs is the truth, unlike lil wayne... support this guy, just not Atlantic Records
|2.0 poor||NavajoJ | September 16th 11|
Dumber and lazier than this artist has any right to be.
|1.5 very poor||Joker1337 | July 6th 11|
Sorry, but there's no saving this album. There are two memorable tracks, All Black Everything and the *verses* of Words I Never Said.rThis is the label destroying what made Lupe Fiasco, Lupe Fiasco. Choruses are disconnected from verses and the righteous call in his work is nearly dead and gone. Not cool. Falls far behind Food and Liquor and The Cool, avoid this trainwreck of an album.
|2.0 poor||Chris Higgins | July 3rd 11|
There are a few songs here that I really like, and while I'm not a big fan of rap I found myself really getting into those tracks. The rest though could easily be ignored and pushed away as simple radio tunes.
|1.0 awful||grantlivesay | May 8th 11|
This is quite possibly the most unfortunate record I have heard in 2011. Not just for contrived content, but also because Lupe Fiasco released "Food and Liquor". How did he miss this in his contract. And, to top matters off: "All right, all ready, the show goes on..." is abhorrently a rip-off of "All right, all ready, we'll all float on." Atlantic Records, get off my Isaac Brock's dick and take your corporate vice off of Lupe's.
|2.0 poor||MunsuLight | April 1st 11|
How Lupe has made such a fiasco is beyond me!! I can't even describe how I'm feeling about this. Oh god, I know, Atlantic screwed another artist because Lupe was not the guy with the style they wanted to brainwash the new generation. Lupe was never that good be he was still original in a world were the mainstream is becoming more and more insignificant, more soulless, more trendy, more clubby, etc. I'm just hoping he will broke his contract and continue making album on par with his others.
|2.0 poor||Pavel Sukany | March 22nd 11|
The biggest dissapointing in 2k11, Lupe Shadow, poor commercial shit
|2.5 average||BroManCaptainGuySirDylan | March 19th 11|
It's pretty decent, but it also doesn't really feel like it came from Lupe himself, which explains why it's so manufactured. Apart from a few exceptional tracks (Words I Never Said, State Run Radio, All Black Everything) it's all pretty generic hip hop. Not a bad cd by any means but a bit average sandwich.
|3.0 good||ChadJones | March 16th 11|
Not Lupe Fiaso's Lasers (as F&L and The Cool were), but Atlantic's Lasers, which is so much worse.
|4.5 superb||Bschneid90 | March 12th 11|
I could not disagree more with this review. It's apparent you have not sat down and analyzed these lyrics. Lupe so thoughtfully articulated his reaction to the conventions of society that are breeding ignorance, intolerance, and bigotry. Not too mention, this album was exceptionally produced.
|2.0 poor||Tari Ajadi | March 10th 11|
It's formulaic, forced, unintelligent and uninteresting. With the exception of a couple of tracks, ("All Black Everything", "I'm Beamin") this is a typical radio hip-hop album. For someone who claims to be hip-hop's saviour, you have to do better.
|2.0 poor||Richard W | March 8th 11|
Rhymes are good, everything else is really bad and over produced.
|3.0 good||youngquinn | March 8th 11|
Food & Liquor is better, but Lasers has some good tracks. If you don't like it on the first listen, it might be worthwhile to give it one more chance.
|2.5 average||Dan Sarnowski | March 8th 11|
Pretty meh-worthy aside from a few tracks. The auto-tune was cringe-inducing (it's 2011, do we really need auto-tune anymore?) and the beats are lackluster. His rapping pulls this one through in spots and makes it listenable, even if it's not something to return to with any frequency.
|3.0 good||igneousprime | March 7th 11|
Not as great as his previous efforts, but there are a lot of solid songs. His lyrics saved this album.
|2.5 average||kfresha | March 5th 11|
I think the creative, dynamic Lupe comes out in a few songs, others are harmless and poppy, and then there's another group that's absolute garbage. It all adds up to disappointment, but it's hard to blame Lupe too much due to the well-documented struggle with Atlantic. To be fair, I was worried when I heard "Shining Down", which isn't even on the album, but there are certainly some songs worth listening to (namely All Black Everything & Beautiful Lasers)
|2.5 average||amf2222 | January 14th 15|
|1.5 very poor||Mikailov | November 15th 14|
|2.5 average||Marlowe | October 9th 14|
|2.5 average||JSJC | July 1st 14|
|1.0 awful||EJinHD | April 22nd 14|
|2.5 average||Chris | December 17th 13|
|2.0 poor||eazye | November 22nd 13|
|2.0 poor||Guzzo CONTRIBUTOR | November 8th 13|
|4.5 superb||PFNPJ | July 5th 13|
|2.0 poor||Viales | April 30th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Mungo | February 19th 13|
|1.5 very poor||tnd | February 15th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Maxwell | January 25th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Shimana | January 20th 13|
|3.5 great||KeiRei | December 22nd 12|
|2.5 average||bharr | December 1st 12|
|2.5 average||ishsim | November 27th 12|
|2.5 average||Sleaper | October 18th 12|
|2.5 average||JEVGMV | October 7th 12|
|3.0 good||dh198 | September 30th 12|
|2.0 poor||A J M H CONTRIBUTOR | September 29th 12|
|2.0 poor||Zack | September 26th 12|
|2.5 average||RobotE | September 11th 12|
|2.5 average||Khailen | August 23rd 12|
|2.0 poor||tysly | August 15th 12|
|3.5 great||Ian | August 9th 12|
|2.0 poor||aus1o | August 2nd 12|
|4.0 excellent||jaw | July 9th 12|
|1.5 very poor||BrianE | June 13th 12|
|3.5 great||keeno | April 8th 12|
|2.0 poor||Brink | March 27th 12|
|2.5 average||TheAr | February 22nd 12|
|3.5 great||TheKing | December 15th 11|
|2.0 poor||Dunnus | November 29th 11|
|3.0 good||Dday | November 13th 11|
|3.0 good||Jimi | October 11th 11|
|2.0 poor||gervin | September 21st 11|
|1.5 very poor||pcar | September 3rd 11|
|2.5 average||jorsh | August 28th 11|
|2.5 average||Tupik | August 27th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Irish42 | July 22nd 11|
|3.0 good||kojpl | July 14th 11|
|2.5 average||Shawn | July 2nd 11|
|1.0 awful||cor | June 21st 11|
|1.5 very poor||gwh45 | May 21st 11|
|3.0 good||WooHa | April 30th 11|
|3.5 great||FearUs | April 22nd 11|
|2.0 poor||T0rr35 | April 20th 11|
|4.5 superb||32left | April 18th 11|
|2.0 poor||Ronen | April 17th 11|
|2.5 average||mpadil | April 16th 11|
|1.5 very poor||DeStijl | April 16th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Chris | April 15th 11|
|3.0 good||-1up!- | March 29th 11|
|3.5 great||Moraff | March 28th 11|
|2.0 poor||Rudy K. STAFF | March 26th 11|
|2.5 average||zlor | March 26th 11|
|2.5 average||Groink | March 24th 11|
|3.5 great||eden | March 24th 11|
|3.0 good||Nat1Ka | March 21st 11|
|2.0 poor||lynit | March 20th 11|
|2.5 average||Ali CONTRIBUTOR | March 19th 11|
|2.5 average||Bog91 | March 17th 11|
|2.0 poor||adkymo | March 10th 11|
|1.0 awful||parf | March 10th 11|
|2.0 poor||Cadda | March 9th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Aziz STAFF | March 1st 11|
|3.5 great||Javi450 | February 26th 11|
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