Both smart and smartass, theatrical without being pompous, and, as always, funny. BD's breath-defying flow teeters precariously on top of samples of classical music, jazz drumming, and proggy guitar parts, without ever losing sight of the electronic music that helped define his sound. Mindfully engaging and booty shakin g at the same time. A wholly unique take on what an underground hip-hop album should be. RIYL: Animal Collective, Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio.