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Undun is the twelfth studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released on December 2, 2011, by Def Jam Recordings. Recording sessions for the album took place at several recording locations in Philadelphia and New York City. Production was handled primarily by Questlove, record producer and drummer for the band.

Undun incorporates neo soul and indie music elements. It is an existential concept album about the short, tragic life of fictional character Redford Stevens, set in urban poverty… read more



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  • Avatar for Agallochy
    Amazing album
  • Avatar for rhodamagnetics
    How did I never hear this album until almost 4 years after its release? (I already know the answer: the dreadful state of the rest of hip-hop...) But this album... It's really something else. Wow.
  • Avatar for SimonePerrota
    This album would've been amazing if they'd gone for it a little more. I know The Roots is fundamentally a hip-hop group but sometimes you wish they'd do a little more melodically...
  • Avatar for dAdriano
  • Avatar for DickBigems
    I actually thought a lot of these choruses were pretty good, particularly I liked the ones on "Sleep", "Lighthouse", and "The Otherside". For the most part they all served their purpose well in the overall concepts of the songs and album as a whole (though I admit lately, some of The Roots choruses can sound a little underwhelming). The one I don't care for really was "Kool On", that one kind of comes off as generic and somewhat corny... I can see where betrazivis is coming from though, this album, instrumentally, can sound kind of basic at points. ?uestlove lays down a drum beat then a piano and/or keyboard come in and build around it, in a very simplistic manner a lot of times (or vice versa). The only songs on the album which don't seem to share this same type of composition are "Kool On" and "Stomp", which include more noticeable guitar riffs. Nonetheless, The Roots' improv and occasional symphonic backing totally make up for this in my opinion, much less the strong rapping.
  • Avatar for person2456
    I agree with the guy below. These songs are fantastic aside from the horrible choruses. They should rerelease without that annoying person on it. The only exception to this is Make My
  • Avatar for betrazivis
    Cool raps, but too cheesy melodies. This has not a whiff of the deepness of "things fall apart".
  • Avatar for darkfalco3
    The entire album shows what genius musicians can do in terms of creativity and trans-style composition.
  • Avatar for wiefrafs
    What is this good rap?!
  • Avatar for PubliKEnemy08
    A year later, this is still one of my favorite albums... and why are there Roots & Beatles comparisons?

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