Beauty and the Beat (Edan album)

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Beauty and the Beat
Studio album by Edan
Released March 29, 2004 (2004-03-29)
Genre Hip hop
Length 34:00
Label Lewis Recordings
Producer Edan
Edan chronology
Primitive Plus
(2002)
Beauty and the Beat
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (85/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (favorable)[3]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[4]
IGN (9.5/10)[5]
Pitchfork Media (8.8/10)[6]
Stylus Magazine (A−)[7]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[8]
XLR8R (favorable)[9]

Beauty and the Beat is the second studio album by American hip hop musician Edan, released on Lewis Recordings in 2005.

Reception[edit]

According to Metacritic, Beauty and the Beat received an average score of 85/100 based on 18 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

Peter Macia of Pitchfork Media felt that "[the] gravity of Edan's lyrics and voice on Beauty and the Beat is perhaps its most surprising element" and that "[Edan has] gone from a brainiac prankster to the Borges of rap."[6] Nick Follett of XLR8R called it "one of the best and most original records to come out this decade."[9] Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club said, "the album's brevity is just another old-fashioned value from a rapper-producer-visionary who doesn't need a whole lot of space to make a big statement."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Polite Meeting (Intro)"   2:16
2. "Funky Voltron" (featuring Insight) 2:16
3. "I See Colours"   2:30
4. "Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme"   2:55
5. "Murder Mystery"   2:02
6. "Torture Chamber" (featuring Percee P) 3:12
7. "Making Planets" (featuring Mr. Lif) 2:54
8. "Time Out (Segue)"   1:07
9. "Rock and Roll" (featuring Dagha) 3:16
10. "Beauty"   3:20
11. "The Science of the Two" (featuring Insight) 3:33
12. "Smile"   2:15
13. "Promised Land"   2:24
14. "Bonus Rehearsal" (Japanese edition bonus track) 19:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Beauty And The Beat - Edan". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ Glazer, Joshua. "Beauty and the Beat - Edan". AllMusic. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Rabin, Nathan (April 5, 2005). "Edan: Beauty And The Beat". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ J-23 (March 22, 2005). "Edan - Beauty & The Beat". HipHopDX. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ Gilchrist, Todd (April 19, 2005). "Edan - Beauty and the Beat". IGN. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Macia, Peter (April 18, 2005). "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ Pemberton, Rollie (January 25, 2005). "Edan - The Beauty And The Beat - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  8. ^ Chadwicked (December 14, 2006). "Edan - Beauty and the Beat". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Follett, Nick (March 29, 2005). "Edan - Beauty and the Beat". XLR8R. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 

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