Rolling Stone - No. 988, p.1203 out of 5 stars
- "...[D]ark, rock-schooled beats...brassy rhymes...sleek boom-bap, complete with agitated pop choruses and deft instrumental ornamentation...."
Spin - p.107
"Linkin Park's cofrontman releases a surprisingly respectable emo-rap album exec-produced by Jay-Z..." -- Grade: B
Entertainment Weekly - No. 852, p.81
"...Flowing like eminem on Ambien, he blows up about the state of the world over brittle hip-hop beats..." - Grade: B
Uncut - p.1123 stars out of 4
-- "[A] credible slab of tough, organic hip hop, bound to please fans of Linkin Park and Eminem alike."
Additional personnel: Common, John Legend, Jonah Matranga, Kenna, Styles of Beyond, Black Thought, Bobo, Holly Brook, Celph Titled, Mr. Hahn.
Recording information: NRG Studios; The Stockroom.