Amethyst Rock Star

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Amethyst Rock Star
Studio album by Saul Williams
Released May 8, 2001
Genre Industrial hip hop
Length 58:26
Label American
Producer Rick Rubin, Musa Bailey, Krust, Saul Williams (co-producer)
Saul Williams chronology
Amethyst Rock Star
(2001)
Not in My Name (EP)
(2003)

Amethyst Rock Star is the first album release by Saul Williams.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Saul Williams except where noted.

  1. "Lalala" – 2:40
  2. "Penny for a Thought" – 4:34 (Williams, Musa Bailey)
  3. "Robeson" – 4:21 (contains a sample of "Eraser" by Nine Inch Nails)
  4. "Tao of Now" (featuring Esthero) – 4:19 (Williams, Musa Bailey)
  5. "Fearless" – 3:12 (Williams, Thom Bahler)
  6. "Untimely Meditations" – 3:55
  7. "Om Nia Merican" – 3:06 (contains a sample of "Born of a Broken Man" by Rage Against The Machine)
  8. "1987" – 5:21
  9. "Coded Language" – 8:48 (Williams, Krust)
  10. "Our Father" – 7:06
  11. "Wine / Do You Know (Hidden Track)" – 11:04
  12. "Brown Bags (Japanese Bonus Track)" – 3:16

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound (9/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10)[3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[4]

The album received mixed reviews.


Personnel[edit]

Adapted from Discogs.

  • Saul Williams – vocals, arrangements, co–producer
  • Rick Rubin – production
  • Krust – additional production (9)
  • Masu Bailey – DJ, additional programming, additional production (2)
  • Esthero - vocals (4)
  • Maximina Juson – bass
  • Nioka Workman – cello
  • Chris Eddleton – drums
  • Jerome Jordan – guitar, backing vocals
  • Kwame Brandt-Pierce – keyboards
  • Maryam Nalo Blacksher – viola
  • Russell Elevado – mixing, recording
  • Greg Gordon – recording
  • Lindsay Chase – album production coordinator

Artwork[edit]

  • Mei Lei – journals
  • Dorothy E. Wilcox – Penpal
  • Marcia Jones – visual art
  • Michael Crivello – visual art
  • Brandy Flower – graphic design
  • Michele Miller – photography

References[edit]