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The Roots: How I Got Over
Buy! - (Def Jam)
The Philadelphia hip hop group’s 9th studio album (and 1st since becoming Jimmy Fallon’s late-night TV show house band) finds them expanding outward from the ominous, hard-hitting militancy of their previous two records (2006’s Game Theory and 2008’s Rising Down), incorporating lots of jazz-tinged ‘70s soul flavor and some prominent gospel themes, along with some surprising left-field indie-rock collaborations with Joanna Newsom, Monsters of Folk and members of Dirty Projectors. A remarkably mature, masterfully executed album, How I Got Over is one of the highlights of the band’s illustrious career. 6/29/2010 - Don Yates
Other Roots album reviews:

...and then you shoot your cousin - 5/23/2014
undun - 12/9/2011
Rising Down - 5/12/2008
Game Theory - 8/28/2006
The Tipping Point - 7/9/2004
Phrenology - 12/15/2002
Things Fall Apart - 3/15/1999
Illadelph Halflife - 9/15/1996