Sisyphus (album)

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Sisyphus
Sisyphus album.jpg
Studio album by Sisyphus
Released March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18)
Genre Hip hop, Electronic, R&B
Length 51:31
Label Asthmatic Kitty
Sisyphus chronology
Beak & Claw
(2012)
Sisyphus
(2014)
Singles from Sisyphus
  1. "Calm It Down"
    Released: December 19, 2013[1]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Clash 7/10[4]
Consequence of Sound C[5]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[6]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[7]
NME 7/10[8]
Pitchfork Media 6.2/10[9]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[10]
Spectrum Culture 3.5/5 stars[11]

Sisyphus is the debut studio album from Sisyphus, a collaborative hip hop project consisting of Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and Serengeti.[12] It was released on March 18, 2014 through Asthmatic Kitty.[5] The project was commissioned by the Walker Art Center and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music series to accompany an exhibition of the work of visual artist Jim Hodges, scheduled to run from February 14 through May 11, 2014.[13]

Videos were made for "Calm It Down",[14] "Alcohol",[15] "Booty Call",[16] and "Take Me".[17]

Reception[edit]

Sisyphus received generally favorable reviews from critics. Metacritic gave the album a score of 64/100, based on 17 reviews.[2] Sammy Maine of Drowned in Sound felt that "Sisyphus is almost certainly the greatest hip-hop folk-tinged electronica with a deep techno pop groove record you'll ever hear."[6] Paul MacInnes of The Guardian said: "Even when the fusion doesn't work, you can't help but admire the creativity."[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Calm It Down"   6:30
2. "Take Me"   5:57
3. "Booty Call"   2:22
4. "Rhythm of Devotion"   6:02
5. "Flying Ace"   3:05
6. "My Oh My"   3:31
7. "I Won't Be Afraid"   5:15
8. "Lion's Share"   4:16
9. "Dishes in the Sink"   3:35
10. "Hardly Hanging On"   4:18
11. "Alcohol"   6:40
Total length:
51:31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eakin, Marah (December 19, 2013). "Sufjan Stevens' group Sisyphus is releasing a new record next year". The A.V. Club. 
  2. ^ a b "Sisyphus - Sisyphus". Metacritic. Retrieved November 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ Monger, Timothy. "Sisyphus - Sisyphus". Allmusic. Retrieved November 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Anna (March 10, 2014). "Sisyphus - Sisyphus". Clash. 
  5. ^ a b Bosmanon, Chris (March 17, 2014). "Sisyphus – Sisyphus". Consequence of Sound. 
  6. ^ a b Maine, Sammy (April 16, 2014). "Sisyphus - Sisyphus". Drowned in Sound. 
  7. ^ a b MacInnes, Paul (March 20, 2014). "Sisyphus: Sisyphus review". The Guardian. 
  8. ^ Daly, Rhian (March 14, 2014). "Sisyphus - 'Sisyphus'". NME. 
  9. ^ Larson, Jeremy D. (April 3, 2014). "Sisyphus: Sisyphus". Pitchfork Media. 
  10. ^ Lathan, Ryan (June 2, 2014). "Sisyphus: Sisyphus". PopMatters. 
  11. ^ Goller, Josh (March 17, 2014). "Sisyphus: Sisyphus". Spectrum Culture. 
  12. ^ Jamin, Jen (March 7, 2014). "10 Albums to Stream: Black Lips, Bradford Cox, 'Divergent' Soundtrack, and More". Spin. 
  13. ^ Minsker, Evan (December 19, 2013). "Listen: Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and Serengeti Announce LP as Sisyphus, Share "Calm It Down"". Pitchfork Media. 
  14. ^ Deville, Chris (December 19, 2013). "Sisyphus (Sufjan, Son Lux, & Serengeti) – “Calm It Down”". Stereogum. 
  15. ^ Batt, Anna (February 17, 2014). "Watch: Sisyphus (Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, Serengeti) – “Alcohol”". CMJ. 
  16. ^ Hudson, Alex (March 26, 2014). "Sisyphus "Booty Call" (video)". Exclaim!. 
  17. ^ Geslani, Michelle (May 2, 2014). "Watch: Sufjan Stevens stars in Sisyphus’ new video for “Take Me”". Consequence of Sound. 

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