Well this is my second installment of 4 reviews that i am writing about all of the Roots' studio albums (excluding phrenology which i haven't heard).
Illadelph Illadelph Illadelph...good ol' Illadelph. This was the second album by The Roots that i got (the first being "Things Fall Apart"). At first i thought it was good but not great. But, after hearing all their albums i understood the problem. As stated in my other reviews...each album has a different feel and a method in which to be listened. i did what everyone does when they first get a new album...put it in search for the hottest beat they can find then if they find little or none of these songs, they are skeptical to listen again. read closely...ROOTS ALBUMS ARE TO BE LISTENED TO IN THEIR ENTIRETY IN ORDER FOR MAXIMUM SATISFACTION! after doing this multiple times i realized this album is great when you're calm and is great for relaxing, it's almost got the feel of dark jazz club but with hip-hop. overall, it is a must have for Roots fans, or people that like hip-hop not hip-pop (AKA anything you see on TV or hear about a lot). All in all, this is a great album.