LISTEN: Talib Kweli - Eardrum (Full Album)
I'm very impressed with Talib Kweli's progress as an MC and all round artist. His live performances have much improved and he's surpassed my early expectations with this cohesive release. He rides beats better and more consistently than he's done before. His beat selection and organic quality has also increased. A Talib album used to be 2 great stand out singles plus some ok-to-good stuff, but this time he brings us a cohesive and more subtle collection of songs. Front to back quality with a lot of warm, soulful Umah-meets-Boom Bap sounds and lyrics that make actual sense. I'm looking forward to see what he's going to do with his next one. Until then I will be grooving to this one. To read a more extensive review check out
Henry's thoughts on the album.
Related: Watch the video for current single 'Hot Thing'.
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