Entertainment Weekly (No. 848, p.77) - "[I]t's refreshing to hear Public Enemy frontman Chuck D's stentorian voice hectoring, indicting, and pontificating on New Whirl Odor like it was 1989 all over again." - Grade: B
Mojo (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Anyone needing passionate music that's both socially and politically engaged need look no further."
Mojo (p.60) - Ranked #2 in Mojo's "Top Ten Urban Albums of 2005."