Lupe Fiasco – Lasers Album Review

I have had this album for a few weeks and I have held off writing a review for it because to be perfectly honest I was not sure what to write.

I have a lot of respect for Lupe Fiasco as an artist and have followed with keen interest the story behind the continued delay of the Lasers album. It made for an interesting soap opera plot and created the hype for the album.

The threats that came from the mixtapes and the singles were interesting and if they were warning shots bodies ducking for cover.

And then the album was released.

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers Album Cover

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers Album Cover

It wasn’t the most disappointing hyped effort in Hip Hop history. Tony Yayo’s effort takes some beating. It is not the worst record in the last couple of years. But you just felt that it lacked spark.

In an album you want to feel the collective sense of the songs. It is not just some random noise hoping to catch a few strays. It is a carefully synchronized attack of the senses.

In this regard the album fails. While it has a lot of good songs, the sequence makes very little sense. The sound is very two years ago. It would have sounded before B.O.B. and the lot came along.

I can’t speak of a saving grace for the album because while it is not likely to be on many people’s heavy rotation from start to finish, it is a collection of good songs.

If that makes it an album for you then very well and good. If your requirements are more about the experience then you might want to randomly listen to songs from the album.

Tracks to download:

Words I Never Said ft Skylar Grey

Break The Chain ft Eric Turner and Sway

All Black Everything