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

posted December 30, 2011 07:45:00 AM CST | 114 comments

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

HipHopDX's Phillip Mlynar continues where yesterday left off; this time with albums our users praised, but we had a different sentiment.

If there is one thing the HipHopDX reviews staff is accused of, it's loving everything. More often than not, our comment section drops bombs on some of our highly rated albums (and the God-forsaken 3.5 rating) questioning our legitimacy as music critics. In tallying some stats from 2011, we found some albums where the discrepancy leaned in our favor, dear readers. Check the figures, you liked alot stuff this year. To continue from yesterday, here are some albums you liked more than we did. Granted, some of these ratings our pretty high; however, they're not as high as you wanted them to be.

Serge Severe - Back On My Rhymes


The Portland massive may have Serge's retro-tinged back, but the rest of us remember Ugly Duckling already doing the reference-old-rappers schtick years ago.

You Said: 4.72
We Said: 4
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Rapper Big Pooh - Dirty Pretty Things


Be-backpacked Rap nerds still love Little Brother - but being a be-backpacked Rap nerd living on the Internet means you're too caught up in the glare to see the gaping flaws that drag Rapper Big Pooh's project down.

You Said: 4.31
We Said: 3.5
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Hail Mary Mallon - Are You Gonna Eat That?


The lesson from this one is clear: People who still post up their existential battle raps on message boards really rallied around Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic's latest project.

You Said: 4.58
We Said: 3.5
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Saigon - Greatest Story Never Told


We far from slated Sai-Giddy's set, but after all those years of anticipation, rap's great recent lost project was always going to slightly underwhelm us demanding critics.

You Said: 4.76
We Said: 4
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Cunninlynguists - Oneirology


Lesson one: Reviewers hate ridiculous made up words for album titles - it'll dock you a point right off the bat. (Calling this one Enology - the study of wines - would have upped the southernunderground trio's rating.) We eventually came to love the music though.

You Said: 4.72
We Said: 3.5
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Yelawolf - Radioactive


Maybe we were too stuck up on the Eminem comparisons - while Shady's stans had their new icon's down-home, blue collar back.

You Said: 4.28
We Said: 3.5
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J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story


In which J. Cole proves himself to be an adequate mini-mix of Yeezy and Hov - but without the personality of either. Still, a Jay-Z cameo will always bring the Roc Nation fan boys out in force.

You Said: 4.40
We Said: 3.5
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Wu-Tang Clan – Legendary Weapons


The Clan's worldwide army of fans is massive and loyal to a fault - that fault here being the sub-Killa Beez standard raps that the Wu men blessed this cobbled together project with.

You Said: 4.26
We Said: 3
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Z-Ro – Meth


We guess if you're a real deal Meth-head you don't mind rappers breaking the cardinal rule and singing...

You Said: 4.52
We Said: 3
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J-Live – S.P.T.A. (Said Person of That Ability)

Lesson two: Illustration Rap covers always lose. But when you're rabidly Rapidsharing you don't really care that the three versions of J-Live depicted don't even look remotely similar.

You Said: 4.15
We Said: 3.5
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