The Word On... Undun, The Roots

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The Independent Culture

"The two most prominent pieces of The Roots' usual sonic architecture are running on all cylinders here, as Kamal Gray's minor-key electric piano work drips with melancholy and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson's ever-chunky drumming affords a scintillating humanity that no DAW-birthed beat could muster."

"Borrowing a riff from Sufjan Stevens's 'Michigan' and building a doomed character around it, 'Undun''s conceptual pitch is akin to a hip-hop retooling of Gaspar Noé's 'Enter the Void' – minus the pyrotechnics, plus the efficacy."

"While 'Undun' continues The Roots' recent trend of dark recordings, it does so with a flair that caters to listeners old and new."