Down with the Scene

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Down With the Scene
Downwiththescene.jpg
Studio album by Kid 606
Released June 20, 2000
Genre Intelligent dance music
Label Ipecac
Kid 606 chronology
Don't Sweat the Technics
(1998)Don't Sweat the Technics1998
Down with the Scene
(2000)
PS I Love You
(2000)PS I Love You2000

Down With the Scene is the second studio album by the Electronic music artist Kid 606 and the first full-length album for Ipecac Recordings.

Release[edit]

Down with the Scene was released on compact disc by Ipecac Recordings on June 20, 2000.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[2]
Spin (7/10)[3]

From contemporary reviews, AllMusic gave the album four stars out of five, noting that Kid606 "injects a much-needed sense of humor into the experimental/hardcore scene" which " may not be enough to warrant any more than two or three listens, but there's at least a 50-50 balance between senseless distortion and well-programmed tracks with a semblance of a groove."[1]

A retrospective review in the Rolling Stone Album Guide awarded the album four stars, referring to it as "as ironic an electronic album as there is."[2] Ned Raggett of Pitchfork placed the album on their list of the Top 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time opining that Kid606 "helped upend IDM’s stereotype of bloodless astringency" and that the album was "a kaleidoscopic effort and a half. There's smooth swagger on “GQ on the EQ” and gentle sweetness with “For When Yr Just Happy To Be Alive” slamming up against frenetic compositions like “Punkshit” and “Two Fingers in the Air Anarchy Style.”"[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Chart Topping Radio Hit" (Kid 606) – 0:18
  2. "Luke Vibert Can Kiss My Indie-Punk Whiteboy Ass" (Kid 606) – 2:25
  3. "Buffalo606- The Morning After" (Kid 606) – 3:17
  4. "Kidrush" (Kid 606) – 3:51
  5. "GQ on the EQ" (Kid 606) – 6:04
  6. "Punkshit" (Kid 606) – 0:13
  7. "Secrets 4 Sale" (Kid 606, Mike Patton) – 3:45
  8. "Juvenile Hall Rollcall" (Kid 606) – 2:28
  9. "Ruin It, Ruin Them, Ruin Yrself Than Ruin Me" (Kid 606) – 5:25
  10. "Two Fingers in the Air Anarchy Style" (Kid 606) – 1:45
  11. "For When Yr Just Happy to Be Alive" (Kid 606) – 3:42
  12. "It'll Take Millions in Plastic Surgery to Make Me Black" (Kid 606) – 0:44
  13. "Dame Nature" (Kid 606) – 5:34
  14. "Hardcore" (Kid 606) – 0:23
  15. "My Kitten" (Kid 606) – 5:44
  16. "In Love With All You Are and Forever Maybe as If My Soul Depended on It to Survive" (Kid 606) – 2:17
  17. "Catstep/My Kitten/Catnap Vatstep DSP " (Kid 606, Keith Fullerton Whitman(aka Hrvatski)) – 6:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Cex – sampling
  • Steve Ferrari – sampling
  • George Horn – mastering
  • Hrvåtski – remixing
  • Seldon Hunt – cover art
  • Kid606 – producer
  • Kevin Martin – saxophone
  • WWJD Orchestra – sounds

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bush, John. "Down with the Scene". AllMusic. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Brackett & Hoard 2004, p. 450.
  3. ^ Wolk, Douglas (September 2000). "Reviews". Spin. Vol. 16 no. 9. SPIN Media LLC. p. 193. 
  4. ^ Raggett, Ned (January 24, 2017). "The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 

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