Tech N9ne is the most underrated hip/hop artist of all time. His music is the last bit of hope we have for genuine rap. All of his previous albums have been nearly perfect. Sickology however, is not as well thought out as his previous work. With killer being a double disk album (32 tracks) and now Tech set to release two albums in 2009, it seems like Tech is sacrificing quality for quantity. But if you look at it, killer didn't suffer, and sickology only suffered small amounts.
The album starts off hard right away with the title track "Sickology 101". This is an amazing start to this album featuring Crooked I and Chino XL. Everyone is perfect on this track, with Chino XL having the most memorable verse. Next the album moves into another hard hitting fast paced track, the sequal to the single on the first "collabos" album, Midwest Choppers. This song features K-Dean and Krazie Bone which ends up with great results, although it doesn't quite measure up to the orignal.
Now were on track 3 where the album takes a huge hit...3 times! The next threee tracks "Ghetto Love", "Poh Me Anotha", and "We Kixin' It" are all boring tracks with tired themes and terrible features. However "Ghetto Love" does have very nice verses, the annoying hook and beat just ruin the track.
Tracks 6 and 7 "Nothin'" and "Let Me In" are huge comeback from the three previous. We finally get some better features with Messy Marv and Big Scoob which bring the album back full force. And it only gets better with "In the Air" and "Blown Away", which are both absolutly amazing.
Track 10 "Party and Bulls***" is nothing special, it has a used up theme and very weak features. But it doesn't matter because "Sorry N' S***" and "Dysfunctional" bring the momentum back.
Now we are at track 14 and this is where the album is flawless. "Far Away" blew my mind when I heard it. "Creepin'" is catchy and very funny. "Red Nose" is tech at his best. And "Areola" is the best track on the album and a perfect finale.
Overall this album has 16 songs with only 4 that are not up to par. This is unusual for Tech N9ne because he usually only has 1 or 2 that are not good. But lets be honest here...where else are you going to buy an album and have 12 amazing tracks?
Tech N9ne is the leader of underground hip/hop for a reason - he makes amazing music. Do your ears a favor and buy this along with all of Tech N9ne's albums. You'll be glad you did.