Common comes forth with his newest LP "Like Water For Chocolate" hoping to add on to his consecutive string of solid albums. This album falls right in place as it isn't quite as good as his last album "One Day It Will All Make Sense", but is still a worthy effort.
The album starts off with "Time Travelin'" and has some nice intrumentals at the beginning of the song. But the song clocks in way to long at close to 6 minutes. This is a common theme throughout the album as his good songs are just too long. The album is over 77 minutes long. The album really starts picking up on songs that all rap fans will like on: "The Light", "The 6th Sense", and "A Song For Assata". "Geto Heaven" features a great guest appearance from D'Angelo. "Payback Is A Grandmother" has a funny track title and is a solid storytelling track from Common. The album does have its downsides as some of the production feels rushed on "Coldbolooded" and "Doinit". "The Questions" featuring Mos Def doesn't make use of these two quality emcees together and is a disappointing song. The other problems for the listener is that he spends most of the album disrespecting artists who rap about making money, then creates a song just about money.
This is another solid album from many people's favorite artist, Common. Common fans will love it, but fans wanting to try something new should listen to the some of the album before buying, or probably should look at getting "Resurrection" as this is his best album to date.