I dl-ed a couple tracks Â
, but I dunno if I'll buy yet. I really dug the first disc. This doesn't sound a whole lot different, I was a little disappointed by the "single," "Breakdown," which is essentially a Jack Johnson song. Catchy, but fluffy. I guess "too surfacy" is not a valid criticism of the Handsome Boy concept, though. pitchforkmedia.com, which hates, well, everything, had some funny crit:
"At the heart of this debacle lies the seven-minute colossus "Rock and Roll (Hip-Hop Could Never Hip-Hop Like This), Pt. 2". Bringing together such disparate characters as Lord Finesse, Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, DJ Q-Bert, Grand Wizard Theodore, and Jazzy Jay, the cut sounds more like a rework of the LP's previous material than an actual collaboration between these guests. It's like Carmen Santiago kidnapped Pharrell Williams and Jack Johnson and forced them to record an album with Rockapell at the boards. Combine pianist heartthrob Jamie Cullum and John Oates? Genius. Mike Patton and Jack Johnson got a free minute? Brilliant. Is Rahzel even on the album? Who cares?."