As the World Burns

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As the World Burns
AsTheWorldBurnsAlbumCover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 24, 1999 (1999-08-24)
GenreHip hop
Length60:51
LabelMatador Records
ProducerQ-Unique, Freestyle, D-Stroy
Arsonists chronology
As the World Burns
(1999)
Date of Birth
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Clubfavorable[2]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(neither)[3]
CMJ New Music Reportfavorable[4]
Exclaim!mixed[5]
Vibefavorable[6]

As the World Burns is the first studio album by American hip hop group Arsonists. It was released on Matador Records in 1999.[4] It peaked at number 78 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Jordan N. Mamone of CMJ New Music Report said: "The mood and the beats can get a little outlandish, but generally, the minor-key strings and time-capsule scratches admirably push hip-hop into the future while taking cues from its past."[4]

In 2015, Fact placed it at number 72 on the "100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time" list.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Intro"1:37
2."Backdraft"3:11
3."Shit Ain't Sweet"4:03
4."Pyromaniax"4:21
5."Underground Vandal"2:23
6."Blaze"2:46
7."Venom"2:53
8."Frienemies"2:05
9."Lt. Worf & Chewbacca"1:47
10."Session"3:50
11."Shaboing"3:48
12."Rhyme Time Travel"2:49
13."Live to Tell"3:26
14."Seed"3:04
15."Lunchroom Take-Out"3:50
16."Worlds Collide"4:24
17."Flashback"3:00
18."D-Sturbed Words"2:06
19."Geembo's Theme"2:03
20."Halloween"4:01
21."In Your Town"3:43

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 78

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conaway, Matt. "Arsonists - As the World Burns". AllMusic. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (April 19, 2002). "The Arsonists: As The World Burns". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: Arsonists". Christgau's Consumer Guide. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Mamone, Jordan N. (September 6, 1999). "Arsonists - As The World Burns (Matador)". CMJ New Music Report: 22.
  5. ^ Cowie, Del F. (October 1, 1999). "Arsonists: As The World Burns". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  6. ^ Callahan-Bever, Noah (October 1999). "The Arsonists 'As The World Burns'". Vibe: 187.
  7. ^ a b "Arsonists - Chart history - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "72. Arsonists - As the World Burns (Matador, 1999)". Fact. February 25, 2015. Retrieved December 16, 2015.

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