Kid Cudi has released a another album. I still don't know what to think. A handful of songs on his original mixtape hinted much promise, but few tracks on his first two commercial releases live up, especially since "Day 'N' Nite" was on the mixtape first. I really like some of his songs, but his albums as whole pieces of work have yet to truly impress me. I know a lot of people have issues with the reviewers at Pitchfork, but their reviews of Man on the Moon and the cleverly named Man on the Moon II actually manage to sum up how I feel pretty well.
"Man on the Moon: The End of the Day, was a modest commercial success but a mortifying creative face-plant, a compilation of the most two-dimensional art-school-kid clichés (I'm sad, I'm stoned, I'm deep) imaginable" - Jayson Greene, Pitchfork Review, November 18, 2010