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Elevators: Act I & II

Bishop Nehru

Elevators: Act I & II

Full-length debut from the Nanuet, New York rapper and producer working with MF DOOM and Kaytranada

ADM rating[?]

6.9

Label
Nehruvia LLC
UK Release date
16/03/2018
US Release date
16/03/2018
  1. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Whether Elevators: Act I & II will stand up as a classic album is up for debate, but what is certain is that Nehru has a lot more to offer and we’re only just scratching the surface – and no matter what beat you throw at him, he will kill it with ease
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  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    In an era dominated by single drops and mixtape streams Bishop Nehru has reached back to one of rock’s formative releases for a truly album-minded project
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    It's compelling fun to hear such a young MC exude so much familiarity and affection for golden-age tropes
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  4. 8.0 |   Crack

    Tracks like the stunning Game Of Life and Potassium achieve a miraculous balance between sounding cutting edge and yet unconcerned with the clichés currently boring mainstream rap to death
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    If you’re looking for a hip-hop act that is willing to pay his dues, but move into fresh new territory, this coherent 31-minute head-spinner will do the trick
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  6. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    Nehru’s new Elevators is split evenly: the first half is all airy, high-flying collaborations with Kaytranada, and the second half reunites him with DOOM for more stomping, Saturday-morning-cartoon indie rap
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  7. 6.5 |   The 405

    Nehru often gets caught up in repetitive lyrical deliveries: he has a lot to say, but often forgets those words when the spotlight is on him
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  8. 6.2 |   Pitchfork

    The New York rapper reunites with his prodigal mentor, MF DOOM, and forges a new partnership with Kaytranada on his full-length solo debut
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  9. 6.0 |   Q

    He packs enough thrills into its slender 32 minutes. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Print edition only

  11. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Though it’s intriguing in places, Elevators: Act I & II isn’t in fact the rap version of Pet Sounds. Then again, he only said that he had set out to 'attempt' that monumental feat
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