Exiting Arm

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Exiting Arm
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Studio album by Subtle
Released May 13, 2008
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 46:01
Label Lex Records
Producer Subtle
Subtle chronology
Yell&Ice
(2006)
Exiting Arm
(2008)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (75/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (B)[3]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10)[5]
PopMatters (7/10)[6]
The Skinny 3/5 stars[7]
Spin (7/10)[8]
The Stranger 4/4 stars[9]

Exiting Arm (stylized as ExitingARM) is the third studio album by American hip hop sextet Subtle.[10] It was released on Lex Records in 2008.[6] The album is "the latest chapter in the story of Hour Hero Yes, the middle-class rapper whose rise and struggles are chronicled told on 2004's A New White and 2006's For Hero: For Fool."[5]

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Exiting Arm received an average score of 75% based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Christopher Bahn of The A.V. Club gave the album a grade of B, writing: "Musically, ExitingARM is just as layered, blenderizing beats, sampled electronic noise, and Doseone's easygoing, flowing words into a package that's sometimes electrifying and sometimes confounding."[3] Eric Grandy of The Stranger said: "Throughout ExitingARM, frontman Doseone remains an inscrutable MC, quick-tongued and verbose, and an unassuming but surprisingly fluid singer, whispering melodies in multitracked reverb to contrast his sharper falsetto raps."[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "ExitingARM"   3:50
2. "Day Dangerous"   5:20
3. "The No"   3:19
4. "Sick Soft Perfection"   3:09
5. "Hollow Hollered"   6:04
6. "The Crow"   4:02
7. "Unlikely Rock Shock"   3:11
8. "Take to Take"   2:55
9. "Gonebones"   3:33
10. "Wanted Found"   5:56
11. "Providence"   4:50

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Exiting Arm - Subtle". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ Brown, Marisa. "ExitingARM". AllMusic. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Bahn, Christopher (May 19, 2008). "Subtle: ExitingARM". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ Hamilton, Billy (May 14, 2008). "Subtle - ExitingARM". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Dahlen, Chris (May 15, 2008). "Subtle: ExitingARM". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Fairall, Jer (July 27, 2008). "Subtle: ExitingARM". PopMatters. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ Brown, Ally (April 25, 2008). "Subtle - ExitingARM". The Skinny. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ Reeves, Mosi (May 13, 2008). "Subtle, 'ExitingARM' (Lex)". Spin. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Grandy, Eric (May 8, 2008). "Album Review". The Stranger. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  10. ^ Diver, Mike (June 13, 2008). "Subtle: overcoming odds in pursuit of silver linings". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 

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