Can I Keep This Pen?

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Can I Keep This Pen?
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Studio album by Northern State
Released August 28, 2007
Genre Alternative hip hop, Indie rock
Label Ipecac
Producer Chuck Brody
Northern State chronology
All City
(2004)All City2004
Can I Keep This Pen?
(2007)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 67/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B+[3]
Entertainment Weekly A-[4]
LAS Magazine 6/10[5]
Now NN[6]
Pitchfork Media 5/10[7]
Popmatters 6/10[8]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[9]
Spin 6/10[10]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5[11]

Can I Keep This Pen? is the third album from New York-based Rap trio Northern State. This album saw a slight departure in song styling, with some obvious Pop/Indie influences, and as many Pop songs as traditional Rap songs.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mic Tester" – 1:47
  2. "Better Already" – 2:57
  3. "Oooh Girl" – 2:57
  4. "Mother May I?" (featuring Chuck Brody) – 3:15
  5. "Away Away" – 3:35
  6. "Good Distance" – 3:25
  7. "Iluvitwhenya" – 3:16
  8. "Sucka Mofo" – 3:12
  9. "Cold War" – 2:26
  10. "Run Off the Road" – 2:33
  11. "Things I'll Do" – 3:26
  12. "Cowboy Man" – 3:41
  13. "Three Amigas" (featuring Murray Hill) – 3:41
  14. "Fall Apart" (featuring Kaki King) – 3:51

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Can I Keep This Pen? – Northern State". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Can I Keep This Pen? at AllMusic
  3. ^ Rabin, Nathan (August 28, 2007). "Northern State: Can I Keep This Pen?". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (September 7, 2007). ""Can I Keep This Pen?" Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ Weiss, Dan (August 24, 2007). "Northern State Can I Keep This Pen?". LAS Magazine. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ Richards, Jason (August 23–29, 2007). "NORTHERN STATE Can I Keep This Pen? (Ipecac)". Now. Now Communications. Archived from the original on June 24, 2007. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  8. ^ Sawdey, Evan (September 23, 2007). "Northern State: "Can I Keep This Pen?"". Popmatters. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ Serpick, Evan (August 23, 2007). "Can I Keep This Pen? : Northern State". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on September 4, 2007. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ Reilly, Phoebe (September 24, 2007). "Northern State, 'Can I Keep This Pen?' (Ipecac)". Spin. SpinMedia. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ Butler, Nick (September 4, 2007). "Northern State – "Can I Keep This Pen?"". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved December 20, 2014.