The review I read on sputnik made it sound like things were mixed. But I take everything there with a grain of salt. So I'm not surprised that their wrong about that. I've been meaning to check out his other albums because I only have Black on Both Sides and will probably buy The Ecstatic soon.I'm liking The Ecstatic more after a few listens. It's getting pretty good reviews: http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/mosdef/ecstatic but there aren't that many yet.
I really liked his New Danger cd.