Mos Def-The Ecstatic (2009)

My Rating: 88% (A-)

Pitchfork Rating: 80%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: 81%

Average Rating: 83%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Supermagic
  2. Twilite Speedball
  3. Auditorium Feat. The Ruler
  4. Wahid
  5. Priority
  6. Quiet Dog Bite Hard
  7. Life In Marvelous Times
  8. The Embassy
  9. No Hay Nada Mas
  10. Pistola
  11. Pretty Dancer
  12. Workers Comp
  13. Revelations
  14. Roses Feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow
  15. History Feat. Talib Kweli
  16. Casa Bey

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Looking to a sequel to Black on Both Sides.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Super unique, I like it a lot.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Almost bought it the other day.

Final Thoughts:

I was too young for this album when I bought it, well, maybe that’s not quite right, I was just not in the mindset to get into this Mos Def album. For the most part it remained buried in my iTunes Library, until I decided to revisit it and see if it was as mediocre as I recalled. I was wrong, so wrong. Mos Def is incredible on The Ecstatic, he delivers his signature flow with wit, venom, and passion. The album is an incredible experience, it’s especially impressive to hear how he mixes both an experimental sound with an old school flow. The Ecstatic is a unique listen that Hip-Hop heads and even experimental fans will find joy in.

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