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on April 26, 2012
Well being that we are fed and brainwashed by clown,uninspiring,uncreative,corny rap acts like lil wayne,drake,nicki minaj,officer rick ross,young cheesy,soulja boy,roscoe dash,diggy simmons,wale,wiz khalifa etc... You can't help but appreciate this breath of fresh air. All that brag what you have rap gets tiring.But this can be cherished forever.This is some of the roots best work along with illadeph halflife (best album by them period),Things fall apart,How i got over. My only complaint is it's short length and sleep plus the last four insrumental tracks are filler and waste of space. My top tracks are one time, lighthouse, make my, i remember,tip the scale.If you like deep thought provoking storytelling lyrics then pick this up asap.Keep hip hop alive forget that mainstream mtv/bet stuff they show nowadays.
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on April 24, 2012
This album is a great buy. I only gave it a 4 stars because it is seems shorter than normal. Also I think way to many instrumentals. Shout out to questlove for being great, but 3 instrumentals back to back to back sucks when it was such a great album.
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on April 16, 2012
If you don't like this disc, I gotta ask again "Why not"? Roots has set the table so others can feast. They did a great job of setting the table, here. Some may complain that are too many short songs on this disc. Okay I'll give you that in a sense but, only because I just can't get enough of this band/rap group. I listened to it for a few days and nothing else. The"Redford Suite" if added altogether they would equal one or two cool pieces of music. It was broken down in to parts but, I agree that it could have been consolidated in to one or two movements. Still, good stuff, though. What I got from the rest of this disc's collection of works, is that there is a lot or individual concepts being played out musically by the members who have formed a very cohesive unit. This collaboration of individual ideasism is good for them and us. That gives them weight with me. I know this is usual for them, though. Songs like " One Time, "Kool-On" and "The Otherside", among a few others that are on hit to me. Are song songs that can stand on their own. I have to say that there is plenty of great listening here.

"Lighthouse" is a hit, and watch out for the other cuts too. Because the same can be said for the cut " Tip the Scale". "Tip the Scales," which is a "gotta stay on the grind", typical type of slow jam. Yep, it works for the group again. There will be many cuts for people to choose from on this disc. That's a good thing. So get your ears on full with this one. Your ears will love ya for it. Firgured, I'd help wet that appetite for the rest of the songs on this disc. For a group that keeps raising the bar on itself, this worked out really good for me "The listener".
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on April 15, 2012
The Roots have been one of the few bands, (hip/hop or otherwise) - to have consistently made great albums over the past 20 or so years. Unlike most hip/hop artists, The Roots are extraordinary musicians. While their first album were very Jazz influenced and groove heavy, their last couple have been much more reliant on a bit more standard hip/hop hooks and beats. When I head they were coming up with a concept album, I was thrilled! The concept is the undoing of a man named Redford Stevens. (A fictional name that combines indie rocker Sufjan Stevens' last name and a name of one of his songs). The album chronicles the downfall in a Memento like reverse order. As great as this album is, the one minor flaw is that the beats and instrumentals are a bit more repetitive than most of The Roots work.
Best tracks: The Other Side, Make My, One Time and Lighthouse.
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on March 22, 2012
Short but beautiful in poetic darkness about a fictional person surviving in a world that can be harsh at times. This could easily become a film with this music playing in the background, my only small dislike is the quick short songs after Tip the Scale. I don't why their fans would hate this, it isn't bad but I guess it doesn't have that b-boy/hip hop type feel to it, it is cinimatic. Even though the 14 tracks makes it a LP, it has an EP length to it, so $10 or $11 is as far you should spend for this.
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on January 27, 2012
Been a Roots fan for over a decade and I really love the direction of this album, even though it is certainly not typical of their most popular work. It is great to see a group move into different directions and do it well. Great album.
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on January 26, 2012
after all these years, the roots continue to inspire me. deep lyrics, beautiful music, amazing production. undun is five stars from start to finish.
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on January 8, 2012
One of the best albums that I've ever heard. I love this, it has so many dimensions and depth. The Roots are my favorite band and I think that this is my favorite album that they've made (and with the amazing quality of cd's that they produce, that's saying a lot). A great album and an easy pick
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on December 30, 2011
I picked this album up for Christmas I love the roots been following them since the 90's I grew up and still live around Philadelphia anyways to the review .......

This to me outside of the usual roots music of hardcore flow "undun" is more to me a storybook album which more a mellow flow album anyways don't even get to thinking that the lyrical geniuses didn't put together a beautiful flow they did! I love the album start to finish my only problem is the album is short(around 40minutes) it leaves me wanting me but that's ok throw it on again thenkeep it going enjoy another roots masterpiece!
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on December 28, 2011
The Roots are by far one of the most underated hip-hop groups of all time. Their collectiion of tracks is so extensive it truly boggles the mind. Since their freshman album, we see a steady increase in maturity from the clan. They are rooted in hip-hop - yet, they have progressed in many other creative depths and genres. These guys are musicians. If you want to compare the Roots crew to Drake then you really need to take a step back and question yourself. These guys are no fly by night hip-hop group, or MTV/BET idols or commercialized success stories. The Roots are Hip-Hop! And furthermore, excellent musicians. The Roots new album, udun, is pure genius and a great listen. The creativity exceeds my expectations. And, Blackthought is in my opinion, Top 5 Dead or Alive...just saying!

Peace and Blessings in the New Year.

DZA tha Dangerous
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