Saul Williams (album)

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Saul Williams
Studio album by Saul Williams
Released September 21, 2004 (2004-09-21)
Genre Hip hop
Length 44:17
Label Fader
Producer Serj Tankian, Musa Bailey, Saul Williams, Mickey P, Thavius Beck
Saul Williams chronology
Not in My Name
(2003)
Saul Williams
(2004)
The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle 3.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Drowned in Sound (10/10)[4]
Exclaim! (favorable)[5]
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10)[6]
PopMatters (mixed)[7]
Stylus Magazine (D+)[8]
XLR8R (favorable)[9]

Saul Williams is the second studio album by Saul Williams, released in 2004.[6] It features contributions from Serj Tankian, Zack de la Rocha, and Isaiah "Ikey" Owens.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Talk to Strangers" (featuring Serj Tankian and Ani Maljian) Williams, Tankian Serj Tankian 2:39
2. "Grippo"   Williams, Bailey, Vardosi, Vardosi Musa Bailey 3:03
3. "Telegram"   Williams, Jenifer, Miller Saul Williams, Mickey P 3:30
4. "Act III Scene 2 (Shakespeare)" (featuring Zack de la Rocha) Williams, de la Rocha, Beck Thavius Beck 4:19
5. "List of Demands (Reparations)" (featuring Saturn) Williams Saul Williams, Mickey P 3:18
6. "African Student Movement"   Williams Saul Williams, Mickey P 4:01
7. "Black Stacey" (featuring Isaiah "Ikey" Owens) Williams Saul Williams, Mickey P 5:24
8. "PG"   Williams Saul Williams, Mickey P 1:35
9. "Surrender (A Second to Think)"   Williams Saul Williams, Mickey P 4:18
10. "Control Freak"   Williams Saul Williams, Mickey P 4:14
11. "Seaweed" (featuring Mia Doi Todd and Carmen) Williams, Todd Saul Williams, Mickey P 3:38
12. "Notice of Eviction"   Williams Saul Williams, Mickey P 4:18

Personnel[edit]

  • Saul Williams – vocals, programming, production (3, 5–12)
  • Mickey P – co-producer (3, 5–12), programming (8), additional programming (2, 3, 5, 7)
  • Musa Bailey - production, programming (2)
  • Thavius Beck - production (4)
  • Ani Maljian - backing vocals (1)
  • Serj Tankian - backing vocals, piano, production (1)
  • Isaiah "Ikey" Owens - piano, organ (7)
  • Saturn - backing vocals (5)
  • Carmen - backing vocals (11)
  • Mia Doi Todd - additional vocals (11)

Artwork[edit]

  • Brandy Flower – design, photography
  • Bridgette Yellen – photography
  • Katina Parker – photography
  • Keba Konte – photography
  • Varshini Soobiah – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenberg, Adam. "Saul Williams - Saul Williams". Allmusic. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ Gabriel, Robert (October 15, 2004). "Saul Williams - Saul Williams (Fader)". The Austin Chronicle. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Saul Williams". Robert Christgau. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ Diver, Mike (April 22, 2005). "Saul Williams - Saul Williams". Drowned in Sound. 
  5. ^ Jones, Kevin (October 1, 2004). "Saul Williams - Saul Williams". Exclaim!. 
  6. ^ a b Singer, Liam (September 26, 2004). "Saul Williams: Saul Williams". Pitchfork Media. 
  7. ^ a b Levenfeld, Ari (November 16, 2004). "Saul Williams: self-titled". PopMatters. 
  8. ^ Gloden, Gabe (September 16, 2004). "Saul Williams - Saul Williams". Stylus Magazine. 
  9. ^ Thill, Scott (September 28, 2004). "Saul Williams - Saul Williams". XLR8R. 

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