Purple Naked Ladies

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Purple Naked Ladies
Studio album by The Internet
Released December 19, 2011 (digital)
January 31, 2012 (physical)
Recorded 2011
Genre Trip hop, hip hop soul, electronica, funk, R&B
Length 41:34
Label Odd Future Records
Producer Frank Ocean, Frisco, The Internet, Left Brain, Matt Martians, Patrick the Great, Pyramid Vritra, Robin Hannibal, Syd tha Kid, Tyler, The Creator
Singles from Purple Naked Ladies
  1. "Love Song -1"
    Released: September 24, 2011[1]
  2. "They Say"
    Released: October 4, 2011[2]
  3. "Cocaine"
    Released: November 8, 2011[3]
  4. "Fastlane"
    Released: January 19, 2012[4]

Purple Naked Ladies is the debut studio album by hip hop soul band The Internet, a duo consisting of Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians of OFWGKTA.[5] The digital version of the album was released on December 20, 2011, with a physical copy, with bonus tracks, expected on January 31, 2012.[5][6] The album is the first physically released album on OFWGKTA's own record label Odd Future Records.

Personnel[edit]

The Internet is formed of OFWGKTA members Syd the Kyd, the group's sound engineer, audio mixer, and live DJ, and Matt Martians, one half of The Jet Age of Tomorrow. The album features collaborations with fellow Odd Future members Left Brain, Mike G, and Pyramid Vritra (Hal Williams) as well as other guest artists Tay Walker, Kilo Kish, and Coco O.[6]

Singles[edit]

The album's first single, "Love Song -1" was released on September 14, 2011.[1] The second single, "They Say", which features Tay Walker, was released on October 4, 2011,[2] though before its single release, it was included on the Odd Future compilation album 12 Odd Future Songs. The third single, "Cocaine", which features Left Brain, had its music video premiere on Odd Future's YouTube page on October 31, 2011.[7] It was released as a single to the iTunes Store on November 8, 2011, as a 3 track EP including "Love Song -1" and "They Say" as tracks 2 and 3 respectively.[3] The fourth single, "Fastlane", was released on January 19, 2012.[4]

Release[edit]

The album's cover artwork was released on November 8, 2011.[5] A bonus EP was later released for free on the official Odd Future website.[8] It was intended to be packaged with the album, but due to a manufacturing issue, it was left out.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 55/100[10]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[11]
The A.V. Club C+[12]
Beats Per Minute (38%)[13]
Consequence of Sound 1.5/5 stars[14]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[15]
No Ripcord (6/10)[16]
Now [17]
The Observer 3/5 stars[18]
Pitchfork Media (6.0/10)[19]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [20]
Spin (7/10)[21]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5 stars[22]

The album received mixed reviews, scoring an average of 55 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 21 reviews.[10] The album peaked #31 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums charts on January 7, 2012.[23]

Track listing[edit]

The track listing was reported by Pretty Much Amazing on November 8, 2011.[6]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Violet Nude Women"   Sydney Bennett, Matthew Martin The Internet 3:27
2. "They Say/Shangrila" (featuring Tay Walker) S. Bennett, Tay Walker The Internet/Frisco* 4:48
3. "She DGAF"   S. Bennett, M. Martin, Christopher Breaux The Internet, Frank Ocean 3:28
4. "Cunt"   S. Bennett, M. Martin The Internet 2:19
5. "Cocaine/Tevie" (featuring Left Brain) S. Bennett, M. Martin, Anthony Negrete, Vyron Turner The Internet, Left Brain* 4:32
6. "Ode to a Dream" (featuring Kilo Kish & Coco O.) Hal Williams, S. Bennett, M. Martin, Coco Owino, Lakisha Robinson Pyramid Vritra, The Internet 4:09
7. "Gurl" (featuring Pyramid Vritra) S. Bennett, M. Martin, H. Williams Matt Martians 2:51
8. "Lovesong⁻¹"   S. Bennett Frisco 1:29
9. "Lincoln" (featuring Left Brain & Mike G) S. Bennett, M. Martin, Mike Griffin II, V. Turner The Internet 2:08
10. "Web of Me"   S. Bennett, M. Martin Frisco 2:48
11. "She Knows"   S. Bennett, M. Martin, V. Turner Matt Martians, Left Brain 2:10
12. "Fastlane"   Patrick Paige II, S. Bennett, M. Martin, A. Negrete Patrick the Great 3:43
13. "Visions" (featuring Coco O.) V. Turner, M. Martin, P. Paige II, S. Bennett, A. Negrete, C. Owino Left Brain, The Internet, Patrick the Great 1:32
14. "The Garden"   S. Bennett, M. Martin The Internet 2:10
Bonus EP
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Lonely Notes" (featuring Quadron) M. Martin, R. Hannibal Matt Martians, Robin Hannibal 3:08
2. "Live It Up"   T. Okonma Tyler, The Creator 3:59
3. "Partners In Crime"   S. Bennett Syd tha Kyd 2:56
4. "Of It"   M. Martin, S. Bennett The Internet 4:50
  • "They Say" written by Sydney Bennett and Tay Walker; produced by The Internet. "Shangrila" written by Sydney Bennett; produced by Frisco.
  • "Cocaine" written by Sydney Bennett, Matthew Martin, Anthony Negrete and Vyron Turner; produced by The Internet. "Tevie" written by Vyron Turner, Sydney Bennett and Matthew Martin; produced by Left Brain & The Internet.
  • Frisco is Syd Tha Kyd.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b September 24, 2011. oddfuture.tumblr.com.
  2. ^ a b October 4, 2011. oddfuture.tumblr.com.
  3. ^ a b "Cocaine - Single" by The Internet on iTunes.
  4. ^ a b The Internet - Fastlane Music Video on YouTube.
  5. ^ a b c November 8, 2011. oddfuture.tumblr.com.
  6. ^ a b c Odd Future's The Internet release Cocaine EP, LP due in December. prettymuchamazing.com.
  7. ^ October 31, 2011. oddfuture.tumblr.com.
  8. ^ The Internet 4 bonus songs EP. oddfuture.com.
  9. ^ February 1, 2012. oddfuture.tumblr.com.
  10. ^ a b "Purple Naked Ladies Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  11. ^ Jeffries, David. Purple Naked Ladies. Allmusic.
  12. ^ Martins, Chris. "The Internet: Purple Naked Ladies | Music". The A.V. Club. Onion Inc. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  13. ^ Studer, Ryan (January 27, 2012). The Internet - Purple Naked Ladies. Beats Per Minute.
  14. ^ Trunick, Austin. "Album Review: The Internet – Purple Naked Ladies "" Consequence of Sound". Consequence of Sound. Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  15. ^ Petridis, Alexis (February 2, 2012). "The Internet: Purple Naked Ladies – review". The Guardian (London). 
  16. ^ Zammitt, David (January 13, 2012). Purple Naked Ladies. No Ripcord.
  17. ^ Ritchie, Kevin. "The Internet - Purple Naked Ladies | NOW Magazine". Now. NOW Communications Inc. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  18. ^ Empire, Kitty (January 15, 2012). "The Internet: Purple Naked Ladies – review". The Guardian (London). 
  19. ^ Battan, Carrie. "The Internet: Purple Naked Ladies | Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. Pitchfork Media Inc. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  20. ^ Herrera, Monica (January 31, 2012). Purple Naked Ladies. Rolling Stone.
  21. ^ Shepherd, Julianne Escobedo. "The Internet, 'Purple Naked Ladies' (Sony Red) | SPIN". Spin. SPIN. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  22. ^ "The Internet - Purple Naked Ladies (staff review) | Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic. Sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  23. ^ Heatseekers Albums. Billboard. January 7, 2012. Accessed from April 23, 2013.

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