Midnight Marauders
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This might have been the album Tribe Called Quest wanted to make from the very beginning. It's their most even, consistent album of the original trilogy that also includes People's Instinctive Travels... and The Low End Theory. But in spite of this, or maybe because of it, it's also their most uninteresting. With so many competent tracks, there's no chance for something to stand out above the pack, like "Scenario" did on Low End Theory or "Can I Kick It" did on People's Instinctive Travels. The celebration is there ("Stir It Up"), the jazz drums kick ("Oh My God"), and the stand-up bass dribbles, keeping perfect pace with Q-Tip's unmistakable mic-touch ("Electric Relaxation"). There's even a Native Tongues armistice/reunion with De La Soul ("Awards Tour"). Although it comes together like a seamless tutorial in jazz hip-hop style, it comes together so damn well that it's hard for any one track to excel, cursing the album with consistent quality. --Todd Levin

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tracklisting: Midnight Marauders Tour Guide
Steve Biko (Stir It Up)
Award Tour
8 Million Stories
Sucka Nigga
We Can Get Down
Electric Relaxation
Clap Your Hands
Oh My God
Keep It Rollin'
Chase, Pt. 2
Lyrics to Go
God Lives Through
title: Midnight Marauders
rating: 5
purchase date: 09-05-2005
published: 09-11-1993
price: $17.98
net Rating: 5
last lookup time: 137387856
genre: East Coast
Experimental Rap
fullTitle: Midnight Marauders
currentValue: $8.40
created: 137387856
country: us
aspect: Audio CD
Explicit Lyrics
asin: B0000004ZA
artist: A Tribe Called Quest