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The Love Movement

A Tribe Called Quest Audio CD
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1. Start It Up
2. Find A Way
3. Da Booty
4. Steppin' It Up
5. Like It Like That
6. Common Ground (Get It Goin' On)
7. 4 Moms
8. His Name Is Mutty Ranks
9. Give Me
10. Pad & Pen
11. Busta's Lament
12. Hot 4 U
13. Against The World
14. The Love
15. Rock Rock Y'All
16. Scenario (Remix)
17. Money Maker
18. Hot Sex
19. Oh My God (Remix)
20. Jazz (We've Got) (Re-Recording Radio)
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Tribe's last album--they announced their breakup just prior to its release--has all of the problems of Midnight Marauders and Beats, Rhymes, and Life: they're just not People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm or The Low End Theory, Tribe's first two releases. That said, so what? Late-era Tribe is still a force to be reckoned with, even if it's not as much fun or doesn't have all the possibilities of Phife Dog, Q-Tip, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad's early work. The Love Movement's backing tracks recall previous releases but tend to be subtler--and therefore less than memorable--and a few of the tracks here are almost indistinguishable from one another. Q-Tip and Phife Dog bust out with few catch phrases (the exception is "Give Me," on which they rhyme "Boyz II Men, ABC, BBD--naw, we ain't none of them"); overall, they sound more mature than ever before. Are they really? At times, yes, and it seems that maturity is one of hip-hop's few unforgivable sins. --Randy Silver

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4.0 out of 5 stars (3 1/2 stars) don't misunderstand this June 23 2004
By B
Format:Audio CD
Stop complaining that this album is not People's Instinctive Travels or Low End Theory because that's not even what they're trying to do. I think they are trying to change their sound and project a more mature and modern image, as is represented in the well done but completely unexpected album cover design that probably alienated a lot of fans. That being said, I don't know whether they completely succeeded in their image transformation (which got off to a good start with Beats Rhymes and Life). Although Q-Tip, as always, has very strong artistic intent, I think he has gotten worse as a rapper, or at least incredibly uneven, because he gets away with saying some very weak rhymes. Phife, on a couple songs, seems distracted or disinterested during the call and response, like he got woke up to make the album and was just trying to sound good. The group does have some great moments, which are improved further by the constant appearances of Busta Rhymes, who is one of rap's most consistently jaw-dropping acrobats. Some of the other guests seem out of place, like Noreaga, and the guitar thing is just OK.
I think Q-Tip's UMMAH production thing works well. The beats on this album are very different than most of the previous work, but the concept for this album's sterile and laid back backing tracks is far more solid than the lyrics spit over them ("make me feel special like a prominent man"). Also, most of the bonus tracks are great, but I think maybe they were just trying to release all their stuff to get out of their record deal, not looking forward to the two or three subsequent albums of rereleased tracks that reeked of commericalism.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated art April 21 2004
Format:Audio CD
The reviewer who said "this album isn't as close to as great as their previous 3" has no place calling himself "probably the world's greatest tribe fan." Tribe put out 4 albums before The Love Movement, not 3.
Now that I got that off of my chest, I think the Love Movement is highly underrated. I think the members of Tribe knew exactly how they wanted to go out: subtly and smoothly. If you listen closely, you'll find that this album contains the same social consciousness that made them famous, particularly on tracks such as "The Love" and perhaps less obviously on songs such as "Give Me." But the most important statement this album makes is about love on all levels, a message that doesn't always have to come in a complex package. And quite simply, this is one of the most chill albums ever made.
Is "The Love Movement" their best work? Probably not. Is it a darn good hip hop album? You better believe it. All who were disappointed in this album should give it another spin.
I can't wait till Tribe makes their new millenium comeback in a few months...
By the way, to the reviewer who only counted 3 previous works, the one you left off is Beats, Rhymes, and Life, another underappreciated album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars one of their best, yet could've been better July 16 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The Love Movement
A Tribe Called Quest

1. Start It Up 4.5 (classic tribe start of the lp track)
2. Find a Way 4.5 (tip and phife's voices perfect together)
3. Booty 4.0 (good concept keeps the lp movin')
4. Steppin' It Up - Redman 4.5 (if every track had the energy this one had this lp would be a classic)
5. Like It Like That 3.0 (the only good thing about this song is the chill out type beat)
6. Common Ground 3.5 (good concept, the beat is decent what's with the cheap kazoo effect?)
7. Moms - Spanky 4.5 (solid instrumental track)
8. His Name Is Mutty Ranks 3.5 (oddly placed phife freestyle)
9. Give Me - 3.0 (this track didn't do much for me a bit corny at times, tip gets a bit whiney on this one)
10. Pad & Pen 4.5 (I love this beat the samples they use are perfect)
11. Busta's Lament 4.0 (solid track keeps the lp movin.
12. Hot 4 U 4.0 (decent track fits the project well tip and phife alternate lyrics again what they do best.)
13. Against the World 4.0 (tip and phife together again always makes it better)
14. Love 5.0 (this is the best track on the lp, it's on this track that you can tell why they walked away when they did they weren't feeling it anymore, but this song tells you why they do it for the love of it not for the love of money.)
15. Rock Rock Y'all - Mos Def 4.0 (solid posse cut that stays with the feel of the lp.
the bonus cuts are all worth a listen. for some reason tribe sounds better with time anything they did was classic wether the source or jive or haters say anything different. I remember when midnight marauders was slept on and misunderstood and a few years later it was labeled a classic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars WHY....WHY....WHY ? Sept. 24 2002
Format:Audio CD
Why did this group break up. It saddens me that such a great Hip-Hop group just calls it quits. But with their last release THE LOVE MOVEMENT, after 4 classic albums, they end the saga with nothing but a basic-offering of music. Not that this album is whack, of course it isn't. It's just not the Tribe Called Quest we've grown to love. But this final album offers some pretty good songs. Like : STEPPIN IT UP, LIKE IT LIKE THAT, COMMON GROUND, HIS NAME IS MUTTY RANKS, BUSTA'S LAMENT ( great beat ), HOT 4 U, AGAINST THE WORLD, THE LOVE and the albums gem FIND A WAY for its ol' school feel of word play by Q-Tip & Phife. I also didn't like the fact that they ended the streak of album cover designs. With all of the albums, they had sort of an artistic feel to them. Portraying that the album is a work of art. THE LOVE MOVEMENT is just a plain white cover. I really was looking forward to the album cover cause the cover on BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE was magnificent. So overall, THE LOVE MOVEMENT has its moments, but it's just not a classic offering by Tribe which they did every time. But the extra tracks at the end like SCENARIO ( REMIX ), MONEY MAKER, HOT SEX and ONE TWO S*** really makes this an album all questers should have.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Tribe Called Quest - The Love Movement
This album is, to be frank, boring. Two stars were added because of the inclusion of the bonus tracks such as "Hot Sex" from the "Boomerang" soundtrack and the hard-to-find classic... Read more
Published on June 25 2004 by M.C. Ol' Skool
2.0 out of 5 stars Exceptionally boring album
I just picked up this LP from Open Mind Records down on Divisdero...and I'm really apalled how boring this album is. Read more
Published on Feb. 15 2004 by enuffodis
5.0 out of 5 stars Tribe is good stuff...
I don't care what nayone says. I get tired of all that bs about how all of tribes albums can't compare to their first 2. All tribe stuff is good stuff...This cd is good. Read more
Published on Feb. 3 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars good album real hip-hop no flash all class
Although not as happy go lucky as the previous releases, this record rocks crazy flavor. This album will seperate the hip-hop heads from the mainsteam rap fans. Read more
Published on March 9 2003 by Ira Fox
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fitting Finale.
For most Tribe Fans, this final studio LP was a big dissapointment, and while some of the criticism was warranted, the truth is this is actually a fitting finale to one of the... Read more
Published on Oct. 21 2002 by WILLIE A YOUNG II
2.0 out of 5 stars They ended their career with THIS album?!?!
After a three-peat of classic albums and one wack album, A Tribe Called Quest announced that they were breaking up after eight years in the game. Read more
Published on April 29 2002 by E.J. Rupert
2.0 out of 5 stars They ended their career with THIS album?!?!
After a three-peat of classic albums and one wack album, A Tribe Called Quest announced that they were breaking up after eight years in the game. Read more
Published on April 29 2002 by E.J. Rupert
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Album.
Considering the standard of hip hop in this money making industry, I still think the group has done well in this album. But the album is not their best work to date.... Read more
Published on April 15 2002 by Xb Nkosi
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Lyrics
Tons of people have complained, but to me it's nice to get some fresh air from the typical "money, cars, and women" songs, that seems to flood the commercial hip-hop scene these... Read more
Published on Jan. 30 2002 by Ryan N. Thomas
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