Father Divine

Album Review of Father Divine by Mike Ladd.

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Father Divine

Mike Ladd

Father Divine by Mike Ladd

Release Date: Nov 15, 2005
Record label: ROIR
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Rap

70 Music Critic Score
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Father Divine - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

Mike Ladd's mellow approach to hip-hop isn't so much a weakness as it is knowing what makes a good old-school groove and sticking to it. "Apt. C2" is a somewhat ambient, airy track featuring a nice bassline that isn't quite trip-hop but nears that territory. "Awful Raw" features harder, rapid-fire rhymes that are accented perfectly by a thick backbeat that is catchy and ominous at the same time.

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Dusted Magazine
Their review was positive

It would be cliché to suggest that Mike Ladd is not of this planet. But just three minutes into his latest, Father Divine long-player, it’s apparent that while his body might reside on our plane of existence, his musical incantations are grounded in the celestial. To those familiar with Ladd’s other projects (Infesticons/Majesticons, et al) Divine shares a similar aesthetic with much of his earlier work.

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