Volume One: UnIndian Songs

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Volume One: UnIndian Songs
Volume One, UnIndian Songs (cover).jpeg
Studio album by Pedestrian
Released January 24, 2005
Genre Alternative hip hop, indie hip hop, underground hip hop
Length 41:47
Label Anticon
Producer Jel, Matt Chang, Why?, Alias
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Coke Machine Glow 58%[2]
Drowned in Sound 8/10 stars[3]
Luna Kafé Positive[4]
Pitchfork Media 7.4/10[5]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[6]
Urban Smarts 59/100[7]

Volume One: UnIndian Songs is the first solo album by American rapper and Anticon co-founder Pedestrian. It was released on Anticon in 2005. The album features contributions from Sole, Doseone, Jel, Alias, Why?, and Odd Nosdam, among others.[8]

In 2004, Pedestrian released "The Toss & Turn" b/w "Arrest the President" as a single from the album.[9][10]

Reception[edit]

Bill Banks of Luna Kafé described the album as "A timeless masterpiece for anyone smart enough to still care about these people a little more than The Neptunes and Timbaland."[4]

The album reached number 17 on the Dusted Top 40 Radio Chart in 2005.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Sermon on the Subject of Death, Part One"     0:45
2. "O Hosanna" (featuring Jel, Why?, and Lucy on vocals) Jel 4:54
3. "The Lifelong Liquidation Sale (1850-1950)" (featuring Henry Davidson on guitar and Why? on keys) Matt Chang, Why? 0:36
4. "The Lifelong Liquidation Sale (1850-1950)" (featuring Henry Davidson on guitar and Why? on keys) Matt Chang, Why? 3:26
5. "Sermon on the Subject of Death, Part Two"     1:33
6. "O Silent Bed" (featuring Doseone, Alias, and Tia on vocals) Alias 2:58
7. "The Dead of a Day" (featuring Sole on vocals and Why? on vocals, guitar, and keys) Matt Chang, Why? 3:22
8. "Arrest the President" (featuring Sole and Jel on vocals) Jel 3:31
9. "The History Channel..." (featuring Telephone Jim Jesus on guitar)   1:05
10. "Anticon." (featuring Doseone, Jel, Alias, Why?, and Passage on vocals and Jerome Opena on guitar) Matt Chang 4:32
11. "Field Reports from the Financial District"   Matt Chang 3:36
12. "The Toss & Turn" (featuring Jel on vocals) Jel 4:21
13. "Jane 2: Electric Boogaloo" (featuring Jason Chavez on vocals and Why? on vocals, guitar, and keys) Matt Chang, Why? 2:47
14. "Blind Dates" (featuring Kaaj, Shorty the Cat, and Sole on vocals, Moshe on sax, and Why? on bass and keys) Matt Chang 4:23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Unindian Songs, Vol. 1 - Pedestrian". AllMusic. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Betz, Chet (January 19, 2005). "Pedestrian: Volume One: unIndian Songs". Coke Machine Glow. 
  3. ^ Diver, Mike (January 12, 2005). "pedestrian Volume One: unIndian Songs". Drowned in Sound. 
  4. ^ a b Banks, Bill (February 24, 2005). "Pedestrian: UnIndian Songs Vol. 1". Luna Kafé. 
  5. ^ Howe, Brian (January 23, 2005). "pedestrian: Volume One: unIndian songs". Pitchfork Media. 
  6. ^ Chadwicked. "Pedestrian - Volume One: unIndian Songs". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ Tadah (December 12, 2004). "pedestrian: volume one: unindian songs". Urban Smarts. 
  8. ^ "Pedestrian – Volume One: UnIndian Songs". Discogs. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Toss & Turn". Thrill Jockey. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Pedestrian: Toss & Turn". Midheaven. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Charts - Mar. 1, 2005". Dusted Magazine. March 1, 2005. 

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