Hip Hop Albums Of 2011: We Liked It, You Didn't

posted Thursday December 29 ,2011 at 08:30AM CST | 1 comments

Hip Hop Albums Of 2011: We Liked It, You Didn't

HipHopDX's Phillip Mlynar lines up some of the albums we rated as decent, while our users felt otherwise.

"Fuck a Rap critic - he talk about it while I live it," so vented Method Man back in '95, taking aim at journalists who wrote words in those old-fashioned paper Rap magazines. In these Internet days though, Mr. Mef's words could apply to anyone, as we're all sort of critics - whether flaming up the comments section or submitting user review scores. But while cuddly ol' Meth probably hates us all with an equal passion, it doesn't mean we always agree. Here's a run through of some albums from 2011 that the HipHopDX mind squad and you, our lovely readers, chose to disagree - where we felt they were okay, but you didn't have quite the same response.

Royce Da 5’9 - Success Is Certain


We're always gonna have love for real live raps and witty word play - just as a section of the peanut gallery is always going to enjoy hating on Slaughterhouse.

We Said: 4
You Said: 3.64
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Pitbull - Planet Pit


We still have our fingers crossed that this one blooms into a full-on Hip-House resurrection. Dance, ya know it!

We Said: 3.5
You Said: 2.17
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Tyler, the Creator - Goblin


Fashionable to a fault, the dapper DX squad is always smitten by the appeal of long socks pulled all the way up. That, and the fact that Tyler exudes star potential.

We Said: 4
You Said: 3.38
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Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne


What, you mean you don't own an other other Benz like all us Rap writers? This album is impossible to relate to unless you naturally speak about your German motorcars in plural.

We Said: 4
You Said: 3.67
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Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park


We said thumbs up and mos...kinda dope. You said thumbs down.

We Said: 3.5
You Said: 2.91
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Big Sean - Finally Famous: The Album


You don't see the brilliant subversive humor in Kanye's lil' pal Big Sean being a real life rapping version of Tom Haverford from Parks & Recreation? Snake Pit V.I.P. is always four stars, kids.

We Said: 4
You Said: 3.35
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DJ Drama – Third Power


Y'all are just suddenly having some morals and protesting about that Chris Brown line, right?

We Said: 3.5
You Said: 1.74
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DJ Khaled – We the Best Forever


Lesson three: Two bona fide bangers, as with "Welcome To My Hood" and "I'm On One" here, can imbue an album with a lot of critical favor.

We Said: 3.5
You Said: 1.98
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Torae – Heart Failure


Maybe we were wooed and got all sentimental with the album's circa-Valentine's Day release date, but you certainly hated on the Coney Island emcee's love movement.

We Said: 3
You Said: 2.14
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T3 – 3iller


Blame all those long-ass mixtapes and compilations getting us weary, but the original Slum Village man's EP was a persuasively potent blast of 14 minutes of Hip Hop.

We Said: 3.5
You Said: 3
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