Originally Posted by ayotayo
Originally Posted by LiCeNseD To BaLL
Damn one of my best friends who has been a cole fan with me since 09 is extremely dissapointed.
He actually hates it.
hes been texting me back and forth and i actually understand what hes saying.
Hes kinda making me wanna bring my rating down a little bit
I'm starting to lean a little more towards shoeking as i listen to it again. the lack of melodies and good hooks is killing me now...
Its good rapping. But very average song making.
And Cole is too great to be giving us average songs. Especially on his 2nd album. Especially when he has so much freedom and experience now.
I wanted to love it so bad...I really did. I think the fact that i have the damn mans album as my avy just had me too prideful to wanna admit most of this is average.
Some of it slaps, really slaps. But as an overal project, its mediocre. And mediocre is not what he promised.
fellow '09er here as well....
and I've been saying it the whole time bro
Like I wanna defend the album.
Every part of me wants to say NAH MAN YOU GUYS ARE WRONG, BACK OFF, THIS IS THAT HOT FIRE RIGHT HERE...
But i cant.
I wanna say STOP HATING...
But i cant.
I fully understand why people dont like this now.
What boggles my mind is how so many non-cole fans love it. Like absolutely love it. On twitter, on blogs. This thing is BUZZING RIGHT NOW.
But us cole fans...the ones whove been with him since 09 or even earlier.
Most of us are underwhelmed...majorly.
I think we just know deep down inside, that he could do a lot better.
A LOT better.
You cant make catchy *** songs like BLOW UP and HIGHER and LIGHTS PLEASE and BEFORE IM GONE, and then give us the dull songs that are going to be forgotten within a couple weeks that he did here.
If more songs were like LET NAS DOWN, and actually had some passionate, hungry, story telling... it would be a classic cole album.
The story telling is what got a lot of us to be fans.
We fell in love with cole because he was expressing his struggles and we all related.
He's not expressing much of a story outside a couple songs on this album.
Hes trying hard to spit bars that are OKAY, but nothing mind blowing...and they are on subpar beats.
So its underwhelming to us who know his whole catalog. He has made much better songs. Much more catchy, more timeless, more overall good music.