Situation (album)

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Situation
Studio album by Buck 65
Released October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30)
Genre Hip hop
Length 51:19
Label WEA (Worldwide)
Strange Famous Records (US)
Producer Skratch Bastid
Buck 65 chronology
Strong Arm
(2006)
Situation
(2007)
20 Odd Years
(2011)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (68/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Billboard (favorable)[2]
Robert Christgau (A−)[3]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[4]
Now 4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (6.3/10)[6]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[7]
SF Weekly (favorable)[8]
Spin (5/10)[9]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 stars[10]
Yahoo! Music 9/10 stars[11]

Situation is a 2007 studio album by Canadian hip hop musician Buck 65.[6] It is entirely produced by Skratch Bastid.[12]

Reception[edit]

Situation has received generally favorable reviews from critics.[1] Metacritic gave the album a score of 68/100, based on 21 reviews.[1]

Oscar Pascual of SF Weekly said, "[with] rhymes that theoretically combine to make Situation a concept album about 1957, Buck creates a number of dark and desperate characters to tell a wide array of seldom-uplifting stories."[8] Meanwhile, Alex Macpherson of The Guardian noted that "[there] are isolated moments of beauty - the spare piano loop of Ho-Boys, though nothing new, is evocative and effective - but little sticks in the mind or stimulates the emotions."[4] Dan Raper of PopMatters commented that "Situation is a cool, collected set of songs from the veteran Canadian rapper, but you shouldn’t be expecting anything revolutionary—at least, not from the music."[7]

The album reached #1 in its second week on Chart's campus radio chart,[13] and peaked at #31 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.[14]

At the 2008 Juno Awards, producer Skratch Bastid was nominated as Producer of the Year for his work on the album.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro"   1:40
2. "1957"   3:57
3. "Dang"   2:38
4. "Lipstick"   3:08
5. "Shutter Buggin'"   3:27
6. "Spread 'Em"   2:50
7. "Ho-Boys"   3:46
8. "Way Back When"   3:32
9. "Cop Shades"   4:07
10. "The Beatific"   3:16
11. "Mr. Nobody"   3:02
12. "The Rebel"   3:15
13. "Benz" (featuring Cadence Weapon) 2:32
14. "Heatwave"   2:59
15. "The Outskirts"   3:12
16. "White Bread"   4:00
17. "Way Back When (k-os Remix)" (bonus track on some versions) 3:36

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Situation - Buck 65". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ Wood, Mikeal. "Situation". Billboard. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Buck 65". Robert Christgau. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Macpherson, Alex (October 26, 2007). "Buck 65, Situation". The Guardian. 
  5. ^ Perlich, Tim (October 25, 2007). "Situation". Now. 
  6. ^ a b Strew, Roque (November 9, 2007). "Buck 65: Situation". Pitchfork Media. 
  7. ^ a b Raper, Dan (November 4, 2007). "Buck 65: Situation". PopMatters. 
  8. ^ a b Pascual, Oscar (December 17, 2007). "CD Review: Buck 65 -- Situation". SF Weekly. 
  9. ^ Modell, Josh (January 18, 2008). "Buck 65, 'Situation' (Strange Famous)". Spin. 
  10. ^ Norton, Chris (November 28, 2007). "Buck 65 - Situation". Tiny Mix Tapes. 
  11. ^ Gennoe, Dan (November 5, 2007). "Buck 65 - Situation". Yahoo! Music. 
  12. ^ Mistry, Anupa (November 16, 2012). "Behind the beat: Skratch Bastid on Buck 65's Situation". CBC Music. 
  13. ^ "Full top 50 chart". Chart. November 15–22, 2007. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  14. ^ "Situation - Buck 65". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  15. ^ Acharya, Neil (March 2010). "Skratch Bastid". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 

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