Beauty and the Beat (Edan album)

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Beauty and the Beat
Edan-Beauty Beat-cover.jpg
Studio album by Edan
Released March 29, 2005 (2005-03-29)
Genre Hip hop
Length 34:00
Label Lewis Recordings
Producer Edan
Edan chronology
Primitive Plus
(2002)
Beauty and the Beat
(2005)

Beauty and the Beat is the second studio album by American hip hop musician Edan.[1] It was released via Lewis Recordings on March 29, 2005.[2] It features guest appearances from Insight, Percee P, Mr. Lif, and Dagha.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 85/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly A−[5]
HipHopDX 4.5/5[6]
Mojo 4/5 stars[7]
NME 8/10[8]
Pitchfork Media 8.8/10[9]
Q 3/5 stars[10]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5[11]
Uncut 4/5 stars[12]
URB 4.5/5 stars[13]

According to Metacritic, Beauty and the Beat received an average score of 85 out of 100 based on 18 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[4] Peter Macia of Pitchfork Media noted that "[the] gravity of Edan's lyrics and voice on Beauty and the Beat is perhaps its most surprising element" and "[Edan has] gone from a brainiac prankster to the Borges of rap."[9] Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club said, "the album's brevity is just another old-fashioned value from a rapper-producer-visionary who doesn't need a whole lot of space to make a big statement."[14] Nick Follett of XLR8R called it "one of the best and most original records to come out this decade."[15]

In 2013, it was ranked at number 392 on NME's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list.[16]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Polite Meeting (Intro)"   2:16
2. "Funky Voltron" (featuring Insight) 2:16
3. "I See Colours"   2:30
4. "Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme"   2:55
5. "Murder Mystery"   2:02
6. "Torture Chamber" (featuring Percee P) 3:12
7. "Making Planets" (featuring Mr. Lif) 2:54
8. "Time Out (Segue)"   1:07
9. "Rock and Roll" (featuring Dagha) 3:16
10. "Beauty"   3:20
11. "The Science of the Two" (featuring Insight) 3:33
12. "Smile"   2:15
13. "Promised Land"   2:24
14. "Bonus Rehearsal" (Japanese edition bonus track) 19:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Serwer, Jesse (April 19, 2005). "Edan: Psychic Out". XLR8R. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ Rashbaum, Alyssa (March 28, 2005). "New Releases: Beanie Sigel, Will Smith, Game, Beck, The Bravery, Thrice & More". MTV. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Glazer, Joshua. "Beauty and the Beat – Edan". AllMusic. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Reviews for Beauty And The Beat by Edan". Metacritic. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ Endelman, Michael (March 28, 2005). "Beauty and the Beat". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ J-23 (March 22, 2005). "Edan - Beauty & The Beat". HipHopDX. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". Mojo (137): 102. April 2005. 
  8. ^ "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". NME: 51. March 26, 2005. 
  9. ^ a b Macia, Peter (April 18, 2005). "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". Q (225): 121. April 2005. 
  11. ^ Chadwicked (December 14, 2006). "Edan - Beauty and the Beat". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". Uncut (97): 110. June 2005. 
  13. ^ Smith, Craig (April 2005). "Edan – Beauty and the Beat". URB (125): 101. Archived from the original on March 13, 2006. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  14. ^ Rabin, Nathan (April 5, 2005). "Edan: Beauty And The Beat". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  15. ^ Follett, Nick (March 29, 2005). "Edan - Beauty and the Beat". XLR8R. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  16. ^ "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time: 400–301". NME. October 23, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 

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