Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar

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Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar
Studio album by Spank Rock
Released September 27, 2011 (2011-09-27)
Recorded 2011
Genre Underground rap, electronic
Length 41:27
Label Bad Blood
Producer Various
Spank Rock chronology
YoYoYoYoYo
(2006)
Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar
(2011)

Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar is the second studio album by the Philadelphian hip-hop group, Spank Rock. The album was released September 27, 2011 through Bad Blood Records, Naeem Juwan's own label.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Naeem Juwan. Additional writers as follows. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ta Da"   Alexander Ridha 02:55
2. "Nasty (ft. Big Freedia)"   Big Freedia, Ridha 02:51
3. "Car Song (ft. Santigold)"   Ridha 03:49
4. "Birfday"     02:37
5. "The Dance"   Alex Epton 02:36
6. "#1 Hit"   Lady G, Ridha, Mark Ronson 03:09
7. "Turn It Off"   Ridha 02:20
8. "Hennessy Youngman Skit"   Jayson Musson 01:33
9. "Race Riot"   Chris Devlin, Charles Martucci, Ridha 02:47
10. "Baby"   Ridha 02:26
11. "Hot Potato"   Måns Glaeser 03:03
12. "Cool Shit"   Epton, Tyler Pope 03:50
13. "DTFDADT"   Jahan Zeb Malik 04:02
14. "Energy"   Chris Cosgrove, Ridha 03:29
Total length:
41:27

Credits[edit]

  • Art Direction – David Rudnick, Jane Morledge
  • Artwork – Alex Da Corte
  • Design, Layout, Typography – David Rudnick
  • Executive Producer – Boys Noize, Spank Rock
  • Management (Business) – Tribeca Business Management
  • Management (Executive Architect) – Seven Days Entertainment
  • Management (Label Administration) – Delshan, Jayson Jackson, Melissa Roman
  • Mastery – Nilesh Patel
  • Mixing – Boys Noize
  • Photography – Mathias Kessler

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Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 60[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound (7/10)[4]
MusicOMH 3/5 stars[5]
NME (4/10)[6]
Pitchfork Media (3.5/10)[7]
PopMatters 4/10 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin (7/10)[10]

What is inescapable is that if you're going to call your album Everything is Boring and Everyone is a Fucking Liar then it had better be interesting and have something to say. The audacity of the album's name can't hide the fact that for half of the time it does neither and the title becomes an elephant in the room.

Darren Lee, MusicOMH[5]

The album received a mixed reception.

John Bush, reviewing for Allmusic, awarded the album a rating of four out of five, stating "Juwan is even more passionate than before" (in reference to previous album, YoYoYoYoYo), although does also state that "there's less of a party atmosphere", tempering this somewhat by stating "there's still plenty of rhyming about girls and substances backed by martial snares and metronome bass claps".[3] Drowned in Sound reviewer Philip Bloomfield commented on the "lack of cohesion and continuity" when compared to the début album; however did find that this album was also a "bold, brash, varied, slightly confused dance record with flashes of hip-hop" and that "Spank Rock probably couldn't make a boring record if they tried".[4] Pitchfork's Carrie Battan called the track "Nasty" (feat. Big Freedia) "the highlight" of the album and awarded it the "Best New Track" designation.[11]

Nate Patrin, also reviewing for Pitchfork, was particularly critical, stating "his flow is either too rushed or too buried in the mix to jump out"; and that "his rhymes are occasionally vaguely political, sometimes intentionally disingenuous, but never confident enough to tell you just where he stands"; finding Spank Rock "ambivalently unserious" in this album, as opposed to a "smartassed joker on the debut".[7] PopMatters mirrored this, stating "Everything Is Boring sounds very uninspired, very trapped in its moment, very everything YoYoYoYoYo succeeded in being the opposite of".[8]

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