Dark Comedy (album)

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Dark Comedy
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Studio album by Open Mike Eagle
Released June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10)
Genre Hip hop
Length 44:39
Label Mello Music Group
Producer Toy Light, Taco Neck, Illingsworth, Cohen Beats, Ultra Combo, Alpha MC, Dibiase, Kenny Segal, Jeremiah Jae, Busdriver, Elos
Open Mike Eagle chronology
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(2012)
Dark Comedy
(2014)
Hella Personal Film Festival
(2016)

Dark Comedy is a studio album by American hip hop artist Open Mike Eagle. It was released via Mello Music Group on June 10, 2014.[1] It includes guest appearances from Kool A.D. and Hannibal Buress.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Robert Christgau(2-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Clash7/10[5]
DIY3/5 stars[6]
HipHopDX4.0/5[7]
The Independent4/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork8.0/10[9]
Potholes in My Blog3/5 stars[10]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Dark Comedy received an average score of 73% based on 7 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[3]

Jessica Rew of HipHopDX gave the album a 4.0 out of 5, saying, "Even with its melancholy closing, Dark Comedy is an incredibly fulfilling listen."[7] Nate Patrin of Pitchfork gave the album an 8.0 out of 10, saying, "Whether it's through casual observation or the to-the-bone identity struggles, Open Mike Eagle's overlap between amusing insights and uncomfortable truths makes for one of the most compelling indie-rap listens of the year so far."[9]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Rank Ref.
Spin 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2014
34
Rolling Stone 40 Best Rap Albums of 2014
38

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Dark Comedy Morning Show" (featuring Toy Light)Toy Light3:23
2."Qualifiers"Taco Neck3:31
3."Thirsty Ego Raps"Illingsworth3:50
4."Golden Age Raps"Cohen Beats2:53
5."Very Much Money (Ice King Dream)"Ultra Combo3:34
6."Doug Stamper (Advice Raps)" (featuring Hannibal Buress)Alpha MC4:48
7."Jon Lovitz (Fantasy Booking Yarn)"Dibiase2:22
8."Idaho"Kenny Segal3:56
9."Sadface Penance Raps"Alpha MC1:26
10."A History of Modern Dance"Jeremiah Jae3:41
11."Deathmate Black"Busdriver4:09
12."Informations" (featuring Kool A.D.)Elos3:45
13."Big Pretty Bridges (3 Days Off in Albuqueruqe)"Toy Light3:15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bell, Max (June 9, 2014). "Fly Like an (Open Mike) Eagle: Soaring with Rap's Comedic Genius". Noisey. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ Martins, Chris (May 1, 2014). "Open Mike Eagle Is a Superhero on 'Very Much Money (Ice King Dream)'". Spin. Retrieved July 10, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Dark Comedy by Open Mike Eagle". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Open Mike Eagle". Christgau's Consumer Guide. Retrieved August 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ Brydon, Grant (June 5, 2014). "Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy". Clash. Retrieved August 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ Price, Joe (June 4, 2014). "Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy". DIY. Retrieved August 12, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Rew, Jessica (June 25, 2014). "Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ Gill, Andy (June 7, 2014). "Album reviews: Jack White, First Aid Kit, OOIOO, Chrissie Hynde, Mary Gauthier, Open Mike Eagle". The Independent. Retrieved July 10, 2018. 
  9. ^ a b Patrin, Nate (June 20, 2014). "Open Mike Eagle: Dark Comedy". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  10. ^ Josephs, Brian (June 20, 2014). "Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ "40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2014 - 34. Open Mike Eagle, Dark Comedy (Mello Music Group)". Spin. December 4, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  12. ^ "40 Best Rap Albums of 2014 - 38. Open Mike Eagle, 'Dark Comedy'". Rolling Stone. December 23, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 

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