2685967, RE: Looking back at Common's "BE": Did it hold up?|
Posted by soulhoper, Sat Apr-14-12 10:54 AM
1. Is it a great LP or classic?
I'd say great LP, but not a (personal) classic. Bought it on day 1, and then played the hell out of it. Definitely my summer of '05 album.
2. Where does it rank among Common LP's ?
My 4th favorite Com album, behind Like Water, Resurrection, and Electric Circus.
3. ...general statement
I agree with the posters above who say it was a transitional album in his career. It's the last of his records I enjoyed in its entirety; there are some tracks I dig on his following releases, but overall they disappointed me. I had high hopes for The Dreamer/The Believer, but never really got into itů