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Studio album by Busdriver
Released February 21, 2012 (2012-02-21)
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 54:25
Label Fake Four Inc.
Producer Loden
Busdriver chronology
Jhelli Beam
Perfect Hair
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 62/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
CMJ favorable[3]
Consequence of Sound C+[4]
Exclaim! favorable[5]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[6]
Spin 6/10[7]

Beaus$Eros (pronounced "bows & arrows"[8]) is a studio album by American hip hop musician Busdriver. It was released on Fake Four Inc. in 2012. The album is entirely produced by Loden.

The name is two words - beau, which means a boyfriend/male admirer/rich young man, and eros (/ˈɪrɒs/ or /ˈɛrɒs/; Ancient Greek: ἔρως érōs "love" or "desire") meaning love or desire. They're separated with a dollar sign.


At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Beaus$Eros received an average score of 62% based on 11 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Thomas Quinlan of Exclaim! gave the album a favorable review, noting that "Belgian producer Loden mixes hip-hop, electronica, drum & bass, glitch-hop, synth rock, '80s pop and anything else he can get his hands on, often moving from one style to another within a single track."[5]

Brice Ezell of PopMatters gave the album 6 stars out of 10, saying: "While part of the beauty of Busdriver's work is the challenge it presents, much of Beaus$Eros isn't really challenging but instead confused."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Utilitarian Uses of Love" Loden 4:09
2. "Bon Bon Fire" (featuring Annabel Feeney) Loden, Busdriver 4:08
3. "Kiss Me Back to Life" Loden 3:19
4. "You Ain't OG" Loden, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson 4:25
5. "NoBlacksNoJewsNoAsians" Loden 2:00
6. "Picking Band Names" Busdriver, Loden 4:06
7. "Beaus$Eros" Loden 3:45
8. "Feelings" Loden, François Legrain 3:49
9. "Ass to Mouth" Loden 3:28
10. "Electric Blue" (featuring Sierra Cassidy, Mike Ladd, and Joëlle Lê) Loden 4:31
11. "Here's to Us" Loden, Giovanni Oduber 4:57
12. "Colour Wheel" Loden 3:45
13. "Swandive into a Drinking Glass" Loden 5:06
14. "Scattered Ashes" Loden 3:02


  • "You Ain't OG" contains strings arranged and performed by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
  • "Feelings" contains trumpet performed by François Legrain.
  • "Here's To Us" contains guitar performed by Giovanni Oduber.
  • All songs mixed by Loden.
  • All songs recorded at Deeskee's house, except for "You Ain't OG" & "Ass to Mouth", which were recorded at Kenny Segal's house.


  1. ^ a b "Beaus$eros by Busdriver". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. "Beaus$Eros - Busdriver". AllMusic. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ Almack, Willie (February 20, 2012). "Busdriver – Beaus$Eros". CMJ. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ Kivel, Adam (February 14, 2012). "Busdriver – Beaus$Eros". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 7, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Quinlan, Thomas (March 13, 2012). "Busdriver - Beaus$Eros". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 7, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Ezell, Brice (February 15, 2012). "Busdriver: Beaus$Eros". PopMatters. Retrieved April 7, 2016. 
  7. ^ Reeves, Mosi (February 16, 2012). "Review: Busdriver, 'Beaus$Eros'". Spin. Retrieved April 7, 2016. 
  8. ^ Korbel, Meaghann (February 13, 2012). "Q&A: Busdriver". Alarm. Retrieved April 7, 2016. 

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