On the back of 'Work the Angles', Dilated Peoples were able to gain a record deal with a major label which gave them the exposure that they deserve (and anyone who moans about them not 'keeping it real'or anything should get their head out). And the fruits of their labour...impressive, but... First thing to say is that on first listen this album is good to listen to. The beats are phat, the interplay between Iriscience and Evidence sounds good, Babu chucks in some variety with some astonishing scratching, and Aceyalone, as usual, is jaw-dropping. Yet the more I've listened to the album, the less I've been convinced, and at the same time, the more times gone on, the less I've listened to the album. Its noticable that my favourite tracks are either those where Babu features heavily, 'Work the Angles' and 'Ear Drums Pop', or where the production does something different, 'Annihalation's' bass has to be heard to be believed. Yet in between, something seems to have gone missing, and I'm not sure what it is. Possibly the endless ego raps get a bit repetitive, or the MC's just require something more than an endlessly looped beat, hence where Babu comes in. I still think this is a good album, and I have no regrets about buying it, but personnally I found there are concerns about its longetivity. However, its still strong enough for four stars.