Revolverlution

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Revolverlution
Studio album by Public Enemy
Released July 23, 2002
Genre Political Hip Hop,[1] Hardcore Hip Hop [1]
Length 63:53
Label Koch
Producer The Bomb Squad, Gary G-Wiz, Professor Griff, Public Enemy, Amani K. Smith
Public Enemy chronology
There's a Poison Goin' On
(1999)
Revolverlution
(2002)
New Whirl Odor
(2005)

Revolverlution is the eighth studio album by American hip hop group Public Enemy, released July 23, 2002 on Koch Records in the United States. The album debuted at number 110 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.[2] Upon its release, it received generally positive reviews from most music critics, based on an aggregate score of 65/100 from Metacritic.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 65/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]
The A.V. Club mixed[5]
Chicago Sun-Times 3/4 stars[6]
Robert Christgau A−[7]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[8]
Pitchfork Media 6.8/10[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[10]
Stylus Magazine C[11]
Vibe 2.5/5 stars[12]
Washington Post mixed[13]
  • Rolling Stone (9/5/02, pp. 70,72) - 3 stars out of 5 - "The aural rummage sale brings some timely noise while proving D can still deliver lyrical knocks to the deserving."[10]
  • Q (1/03, p. 123) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Bound to satisfy loyal fans."
  • Uncut (01/03, p. 126) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Brutally eloquent, anti-authority cyber-funk, PE are still fighting the powers that be."
  • Mojo (12/02, p. 122) - "Works very well indeed....Public Enemy are still making music of great substance and potency."
  • The Washington Post (9/13/02, p. 15) - "a marvel of snazzy production....musically speaking, the album never loses traction. Therefore, it is dismaying how much the lyrics muck things up....Chuck D. doesn't so much elucidate an issue as present topics of conversation, ladling out generous portions of ad hominem." [13]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gotta Give the Peeps What They Need" – 3:32
  2. "Revolverlution" – 3:01
  3. "Miuzi Weighs A Ton - Live San Francisco 10/21/1999" – 1:47
  4. "Put It Up" – 3:11
  5. "Can a Woman Make a Man Lose His Mind?" – 3:34
  6. "Public Enemy Service Announcement #1" – 0:21
  7. "Fight the Power - Live Winterthur Switzerland 1992" – 3:55
  8. "By The Time I Get to Arizona (The Molemen Mixx)" – 3:57
  9. "Post-Concert Arizona Interview (U2 Zoo Tour)" – 1:03
  10. "Son of a Bush" – 5:52
  11. "54321... Boom" – 4:47
  12. "Welcome to the Terrordome - Live Winterthur Switzerland 1992" – 3:38
  13. "B Side Wins Again (Scattershot Remix)" – 4:54
  14. "Get Your Shit Together" – 3:37
  15. "Public Enemy Service Announcement #2" – 0:30
  16. "Shut 'Em Down (The Functionist Version)" – 5:28
  17. "Now a' Daze" – 3:25
  18. "Public Enemy #1 (Jeronimo Punx Redu)" – 4:48
  19. "The Making of Burn Hollywood Burn (w/ Big Daddy Kane, Flavor Flav, Chuck D - 1989)" – 2:46
  20. "Give the Peeps What They Need (DJ Johnny Juice - Paris Revolverlution Mix)" – 3:30
  21. "What Good Is a Bomb" – 6:17
Bonus track
  1. "Public Enemy #1 (Dimension Zero Remix)" - 6:12 (Bonus Track Japanese Release)

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Revolverlution adapted from Allmusic.[14]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position[15]
U.S. Billboard 200 110
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 16
U.S. Independent Albums 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/album/revolverlution-mw0000224744
  2. ^ D'Angelo, Joe. Country's Keith Takes Dave Matthews, Nelly Down Some On Albums Chart. MTV. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  3. ^ a b Revolverlution (2002): Reviews. Metacritic. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Review: Revolverlution. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  5. ^ Rabin, Nathan. Review: Revolverlution. The A.V. Club. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  6. ^ Vrabel, Jeff. "Review: Revolverlution". Chicago Sun-Times: August 4, 2002. (Transcription of original review at talk page)
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: Revolverlution". The Village Voice: October 15, 2002. Archived from the original on 2010-01-16.
  8. ^ Ex, Kris. Review: Revolverlution. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  9. ^ Chennault, Sam (2002-08-19). Review: Revolverlution. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  10. ^ a b Walters, Barry (2002-08-13). "Public Enemy: Revolverlution : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  11. ^ Jarvis, Clay. Review: Revolverlution. Stylus Magazine. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  12. ^ Schloss, Jim. "Review: Revolverlution". Vibe: 250. September 2002.
  13. ^ a b Byrd, Christopher. "Review: Revolverlution". The Washington Post: T.15. September 13, 2002.
  14. ^ Credits: Revolverlution. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-16.
  15. ^ Billboard Albums: Revolverlution. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.

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