Well, I promised a review of The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! from Saul Williams, so here goes.
First I want to say that I have only listened to it once. It is a well produced album and you certainly can feel the influence of Trent Reznor. Many of the songs have the “industrial” undertones that one would expect from Trent.
Some of the songs are a bit too much into the rap genre for my normal listening tastes, but trying to come at it objectively they seem good. The lyrics are generally well formed, although a few songs do get a bit repetitive.
There are some pleasant tracks with songs that are a bit more melodic. They also show the diversity of the music on this album. Saul is able to heavy sounding rap to melodic industrial sounds.
All in all I am happy that I purchased the album. I doubt it will make my favorite play lists; however, I will listen to it on occasion when I’m looking for a bit of diversity from my normal listening habits.