In 2002, it was that time for Common. Following a string of widely heralded and commercially successful albums, he went completely left field with Electric Circus. When fans heard the follow-up to Like Water for Chocolate they were met with a blend of damn near every genre imaginable. Unfortunately, that includes even guitar-heavy rock, which occurs on the remarkably awkward "Electric Wire Hustle Flower."

But dude is still spitting on here, especially on the bluesy and tough "I Got a Right Ta," "Soul Power" and its stomping drums, and late-night jam "Come Close." It's not a perfect album, but it's also not the worst album in Com's discography. That would be the hyper-sexual Universal Mind Control.

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