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What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?

Public Enemy

What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?

Fourteenth studio album from the veteran New York hip-hop outfit includes guest appearances from George Clinton, Ice-T, Run-DMC and many more

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  1. 10.0 |   Evening Standard

    Hip hop’s state of the nation address for 2020
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  2. 8.0 |   NME

    On their return to Def Jam records, the iconic group lend the rage and wisdom to pandemic-stricken America
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  3. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    Some will inevitably hold every Public Enemy album up against their ironclad classics like Fear Of A Black Planet and It Takes A Nation Of Millions, but to compare What You Gonna Do… to these untoppable milestones is to miss the point. What matters is that PE are not only still going after all this time, but still making music that matters
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  4. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    An all too accurate, relevant and relatable intergeneration social commentary
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  5. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    New album What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? is their first for Def Jam in 25 years
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  6. 8.0 |   Punk News

    It’s certainly not a coincidence that at the same time Chuck D fears the grid may cut out due to failed governmental systems, he has powered up his group to full charge
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  7. 8.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    It is alarming that Public Enemy’s messages about racism and injustice ring true just as much now as they did in 1989, even when applied to Donald Trump, memes and mumble rappers. That said, it is great to see Public Enemy and their collaborators reminding listeners of the timelessness and continued importance of these ideas
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  8. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The Long Island hip-hop legends are still down to fight the power three decades on
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  9. 7.0 |   Albumism

    Though the execution isn’t always perfect, I thoroughly respect Public Enemy’s commitment to their storied past, and their efforts to remind people of their importance in the tapestry of hip-hop culture. And it’s always heartening to hear Chuck D kick a little ass
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  10. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Unlikely purveyors of comfort music, Public Enemy offer a balm for an ominous future on What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?
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  11. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Chuck D and Flavor Flav summon the steely spirit of their Eighties heyday for a new hour of chaos
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  12. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Lyrically strong, thought provoking and groovy as hell, What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down? shows to the world that Public Enemy still have plenty of gas left in the tank
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  13. 7.0 |   Clash

    Up front old school hip-hop that utilises the best in modern production techniques, ‘What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?’ is an electrifying experience
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