This.Versa said:4 out of 5 stars
F+L is better in my opinion.
1. The Cool doesn't know what it wants to be sometimes. Is it a concept album, or is it just an album with a lot of good tracks? It tries to be both and the result is awkward.
2. Track selection. While I think Go Baby is a cool song and all, it is the absolute worst choice possible to end an album that is supposed to be dark in tone. I mean, what? It's like Atlantic didn't understand Lupe's vision and just slapped this on at the end and figured "cool, this will work" when it fails miserably. Also, Gotta Eat is a bit awkward in my opinion, too. These two would have been great bonus tracks, but takes away from the atmosphere of the album. I'm not saying it should have all been dark. Paris Tokyo and Gold Watch work very well with the atmosphere, but these two just don't TO ME.
3. Accessibility/Fun. Simply put, F+L is just a more enjoyable and engaging listen than The Cool in my opinion. While I appreciate and understand the appeal of songs like Little Weapon and Gotta Eat, these songs are tunes I am rarely in a mood to listen to. The beats aren't all that catchy, or the lyrics don't suck me in like other songs might.
With these 3 things, I still love The Cool and think it's a fantastic album, but F+L excels in all 3 of these categories in my opinion and is a true 5 star classic. We'll see what happens with LASERS
Classic? Yes.FiascoFrenzy said:End of story. Go away if you don't think so.
When nearly three years after its release, not one person fully understands the entirety of The Cool, The Game, and The Streets, that's just amazing. Best concept album hands down, no question.
Plus Ridiculous lyricism and solid flow. Classic.
Lol, what else would my post be based off of? Every one hears music different and values different aspects of it more than others. Not trying to be jerk, but what exactly do you expect of someone giving their take on an album?2001 said:Versa it seems like your statement is highly based of your individual feelings about the album. Which kind of takes away from the post because it seems like your trying to make a general assessment of it.