Situation (album)

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Situation
Studio album by Buck 65
Released 2007
Genre Hip hop
Label Warner Music (Worldwide) / Strange Famous Records (US)
Producer Skratch Bastid
Buck 65 chronology
Strong Arm
(2006)
Situation
(2007)
20 Odd Years
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Billboard (favorable)[1]
Chart 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A−[3]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[4]
Metacritic (67/100)[5]
Now Magazine 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media (6.3/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 stars[9]
Yahoo! Music 9/10 stars[10]

Situation is a Juno-nominated album by Buck 65 released on October 30, 2007.

1957[edit]

The song "1957" makes reference to various events in the year 1957, including the birth of punk rocker Sid Vicious, the relocation of the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles, the apprehension of serial killer Ed Gein, the obscenity trial surrounding the Allen Ginsberg poem "Howl", and the death of Humphrey Bogart. Some events mentioned in the song did not actually occur in 1957: the marriage of Arthur Miller to Marilyn Monroe and the release of the film Invasion of the Body Snatchers both happened in 1956. The song begins identically to the beginning of the poem "Howl": "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed", but differs lyrically from that point. "We all go to heaven in a little row boat" comes from The Clapping Song, which was recorded first in 1965.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" (1:40)
  2. "1957" (3:57)
  3. "Dang" (2:38) - Contains a sample of "Let There Be Drums" by The Incredible Bongo Band.
  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" (2:32) - feat. Cadence Weapon
  14. "Heatwave" (2:59)
  15. "The Outskirts" (3:12)
  16. "White Bread" (4:00)
  17. "Way Back When" (k-os Remix) (3:36) — Bonus track on some versions

Release and reception[edit]

Situation was released on October 30, 2007, on Sage Francis' Strange Famous Records. The songs "Dang", "Way Back When", and "Shutter Buggin'" were released as singles; "Dang" having previously appeared on Buck 65's 2006 mixtape Strong Arm.

It received generally favourable reviews according to review aggregator Metacritic.[11] The album reached #1 in its second week on Chart's campus radio chart,[12] and peaked at #31 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.[13]

At the 2008 Juno Awards, producer Skratch Bastid was nominated as Producer of the Year for his work on the album.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard review
  2. ^ Chart review
  3. ^ Robert Christgau review
  4. ^ The Guardian review
  5. ^ Metacritic review
  6. ^ Now Magazine review
  7. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  8. ^ Rolling Stone review
  9. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  10. ^ Yahoo! Music review
  11. ^ "Situation reviews at Metacritic.com". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  12. ^ "Full top 50 chart". Chart. November 15–22, 2007. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  13. ^ "Situation - Buck 65". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  14. ^ Acharya, Neil (March 2010). "Skratch Bastid". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 

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