Personal Journals

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Personal Journals
Studio album by Sage Francis
Released April 16, 2002
Recorded 2001
Genre Hip hop
Length 59:01
Label Anticon
Producer Sixtoo
Odd Nosdam
Mr. Dibbs
Joe Beats
Controller 7
DJ Mayonnaise
Scott Matelic
Sage Francis chronology
Personal Journals
A Healthy Distrust
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.7/10)[2] (9.5/10)[3]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention) [4]
Stylus Magazine A−[5]

Personal Journals is the first official album by American hip hop artist Sage Francis. It was released on April 16, 2002. It was Sage Francis' first album released on Anticon, following the self-released Sick Of series of albums. Recording sessions took place in 2001. Production was handled by various producers, including Sixtoo, Jel and DJ Mayonnaise. Upon its release, Personal Journals received good reviews from critics, including a 9.5 rating on The single "Climb Trees" was released on April 9, 2002.


Personal Journals has received high reviews from critics. Allmusic gave the album four out of five stars. Pitchfork Media gave it an 8.7 out of 10 rating. gave the album a 9.5 out of 10. Robert Christgau gave it a "*" which means an honorable mention. Finally Stylus Magazine gave the album an A- rating.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Time Producer Featuring
1 Crack Pipes 2:25 Sixtoo
2 Different 3:20 Sixtoo
3 Personal Journalist 2:53 DJ Mayonnaise DJ Mek on scratches
4 Inherited Scars 4:35 DJ Mayonnaise
5 Climb Trees 3:57 Jel
6 Broken Wings 3:59 Scott Matelic
7 The Strange Famous Mullet Remover 2:39 Reanimator DJ Signify and Mike 2600 on scratches
8 Smoke and Mirrors 3:13 Jel DJ Signify on scratches
9 Message Sent 4:24 Alias
10 Eviction Notice 3:31 Odd Nosdam
11 Pitchers of Silence 2:46 Sixtoo
12 Specialist 4:13 Controller 7
13 Hopeless 1:12
14 Kill Ya' Momz 1:59 Mr. Dibbs
15 Black Sweatshirt 2:08 Sixtoo Grey Matter on scratches
16 Cup of Tea 2:14 Sixtoo
17 My Name Is Strange 3:21 Jay Peters on guitar, Matt Zimmerman on upright bass, Tara on keys, Matt Coolige on flute, Scott Begin on drums, Shalem B on turntables
18 Runaways 6:07 Joe Beats


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