By the Throat

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This article is about the album by Eyedea & Abilities. For the album by Ben Frost, see By the Throat (Ben Frost album).
By the Throat
Studio album by Eyedea & Abilities
Released July 21, 2009
Recorded November 2008-February 2009
Genre Alternative hip hop, experimental hip hop, rap-rock
Length 29:53
Label Rhymesayers Entertainment
Producer DJ Abilities
Eyedea & Abilities chronology
E&A
(2004)
By the Throat
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
PopMatters (9/10) [1]
RapReviews (9/10) [2]
Sputnikmusic (4/5) [3]

By the Throat is the third and final studio album by Minnesota hip hop group Eyedea & Abilities. In this album, Eyedea & Abilities experimented with a new rock sound using distorted guitar combined with drumming and DJ Abilities' scratching.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Eyedea, all music composed by DJ Abilities, Eyedea.

No. Title Length
1. "Hay Fever"   2:20
2. "Spin Cycle"   3:39
3. "Time Flies When You Have a Gun"   1:44
4. "Burn Fetish"   2:55
5. "Sky Diver"   4:16
6. "Junk"   2:46
7. "Forgive Me for My Synapses"   1:02
8. "This Story"   2:33
9. "Factory"   1:55
10. "Smile"   4:02
11. "By the Throat"   2:41

Personnel[edit]

  • Eyedea – Bass (track 1, 9); guitar (track 1, 3–6, 8, 10); keyboards (tracks 1, 4, 5, 7–10); additional drum programming/percussion (tracks 2, 10)
  • DJ Abilities – Bass (track 3); keyboards (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7); turntables (tracks 2, 4, 6–8, 10)
  • J. T. Bates – Drums (track 1)
  • C. O'Brian – Bass (track 4)
  • Jeremy Ylvisaker – Bass (tracks 2, 6), guitar (tracks 2, 8, 11), percussion (track 2)

Technical personnel[edit]

  • DJ Abilities – Producer
  • Eyedea – Co-producer (tracks 1, 5); recording
  • Michael Gaughan – Artwork
  • Siddiq – Artwork

References[edit]