OKPlayer reviews Lupe Fiasco's Lasers

OKPlayer reviewed Lasers and gave it a 82/100 rating. Check out what they had to say about the album below:

Musically and thematically, Lasers really wants to be a statement album, bursting at the seams with explosive keyboards, thrashing guitars and grand sentiments. “The Show Goes On” and “Beautiful Lasers” appear to hit the desired bull’s eye with stadium sized arrangements and anthemic choruses, augmented by subtle crevices in which Lupe can weave his intricate flow.

The power of the lyrics come more from personal resonance than his trademark wordplay. “Words I Never Said” unfurls like a soundtrack to the digital apocalypse, with Lupe delivering some of his most overtly political rhymes to date, over pounding war drums and sinister keys.

Fans of Fiasco’s conceptual opuses will find themselves hitting repeat on “All Black Everything,” a utopian portrait of a bizzaro world in which the slave trade never existed, and, among other plot twists, “a black woman voted head of Klu Klux Klan.” The slightly off kilter strings, atop Wizz Buchanan’s stuttered drums evoke a dreamlike serenity without being cloying.

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  1. I would give this album a 8/10 but it's missing two key players that made The Cool and F&L so great.
    One, it doesn't feature Lupe's sister on the intro.
    Two, Lasers doesn't have any production from Soundtrakk, which is flabbergasting to say the least.

    So I give it a 7/10.

  2. This is probably the best review. I like this album because its a lot more personal than the first two,and thats how you gain fans. And with all the potential singles he doesn't half to aim for radio at all on F&L2 because this album will likely still be on the charts. He could of easily made a better album that catered to the true fans by using the usual suspects on hooks and production. Or could of replaced the hooks with samples like your average rapper does.lol

  3. Album just doesn't mesh well at all. Lu's bringing it with the lyrics, but the the production kills it.

  4. Yeah, a lot of the beats on the album drown out his lyrics. Aside from that (and the unnecessary and should-be-outdated-by-now autotune), it's pretty solid...not his greatest effort, but of course there are reasons why that is so...he'll definitely gain LOTS of new fans with this, but some older fans will see this as a good thing or a bad thing (or both).

    One thing's for sure is that these tracks are fire live! Some may consider IDWTCRN the worst song on the album, but it's crazy when performed live.

  5. By the way. If You Want To is AMAZING!! They didn't change the verse from the snippet. So cold.

  6. the production on the album was atlantics fault


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