A reviewer at NPR called it "virtually flawless", and MTV said it was "some of the most dazzling hip-hop this year".
Several reviewers noted the inclusion of Andean music elements, especially the pan flute. NPR's reviewer said it was "refreshing" and noted Andean music has been "often done a disservice by "world music" labels." Of the flute, the MTV reviewer said "it's a bit challenging to extricate the instrument from its associations with corny new age compilations ... Tijoux is attempting a tough task to take back and breathe new life into music that has a rich heritage, but has been commercialized and marginalized into schlock."
The album's instrumentation is completely done with in-studio recordings, often with traditional South American instruments. Unusually for modern hip-hop recording, there are no samples used on the album. One reviewer said that it contained elements of folk music and jazz.