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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

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  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. 7.0 |   Gig Soup

    Bishop Nehru has finally released his debut solo album ‘Elevators (Act I and II)’. The first act of the album ‘Ascension’ is produced entirely by the man of the moment Kaytranada, whilst the second act ‘Free Falling’ is produced entirely by the man in the mask - MF DOOM
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 6.0 |   Q

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

  11. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Print edition only

  12. 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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