Fallen House, Sunken City

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Fallen House, Sunken City
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 2, 2010 (2010-03-02)
GenreHip hop
Length47:03
LabelStrange Famous Records
ProducerAlias
B. Dolan chronology
House of Bees Vol. 1
(2009)
Fallen House, Sunken City
(2010)
House of Bees Vol. 2
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Alternative Press4/5 stars[2]
HipHopDX3.0/5[3]
The Phoenix3.5/4 stars[4]
PopMatters8/10 stars[5]
Potholes in My Blog2.5/5[6]
RapReviews.com4/10[7]
URB4/5 stars[8]

Fallen House, Sunken City is the second studio album by B. Dolan.[9] It was released on Strange Famous Records on March 2, 2010.[10] Entirely produced by Alias, it features guest appearances from P.O.S and Cadence Weapon.[11]

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 81% based on 4 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

Chris Faraone of The Phoenix gave the album 3.5 stars out of 4, saying: "There are thousands of MCs who rhyme about high-ranking war criminals and corporate genocide, but few wax progressive notes like Dolan."[4] Alan Ranta of PopMatters gave the album 8 stars out of 10, saying: "In a world growing more cynical by the day, Fallen House, Sunken City is a beacon of hope, as empowering and cerebral as it is worthy of bumping and grinding."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Leaving New York"4:15
2."Fifty Ways to Bleed Your Customer"3:25
3."Economy of Words (Bail It Out)"3:03
4."Earthmovers"3:04
5."The Reptilian Agenda"4:52
6."The Hunter"4:06
7."Marvin"3:47
8."Kitchen Sink"3:43
9."Border Crossing"5:00
10."Fall of T.R.O.Y." (featuring P.O.S and Cadence Weapon)3:55
11."Mr. Buddy Buddy"3:15
12."Body of Work"4:41

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • B. Dolan – vocals, co-production (7)
  • Alias – production, arrangement (9)
  • Sage Francis – backing vocals (3, 9, 10)
  • Justin Bowse – piano (7)
  • Shane Hall – guitar (7), backing vocals (9)
  • The Ticklebomb Choir – backing vocals (9)
  • Larry Mauk – trumpet (9), arrangement (9)
  • Neal Bijlani – trumpet (9)
  • Cordero Lopez – trumpet (9)
  • Andy Deangelis – trombone (9)
  • Chris Erway – trombone (9)
  • Katie Zmed – saxophone (9)
  • Greg Burbank – tuba (9)
  • Joe Defrancesco – tuba (9)
  • Annelise Grimm – drums (9)
  • Mindy Stock – drums (9)
  • Paul McCarthy – drums (9)
  • P.O.S – vocals (10)
  • Cadence Weapon – vocals (10)
  • Buddy Peace – turntables (11)
  • Uncle Pete MacPhee – artwork
  • Irena Mihalinec – layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fallen House Sunken City by B. Dolan". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  2. ^ Fleisher, Eddie (May 18, 2010). "Fallen House, Sunken City". Alternative Press. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Cooper, Roman (March 15, 2010). "B. Dolan - Fallen House, Sunken City". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Faraone, Chris (February 24, 2010). "B. Dolan - Fallen House, Sunken City". The Phoenix. Archived from the original on September 6, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Ranta, Alan (March 9, 2010). "B. Dolan: Fallen House, Sunken City". PopMatters. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  6. ^ McCurry, Francisco (April 17, 2010). "Album Review: B.Dolan – Fallen House, Sunken City (2010)". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Sirota, Eric (March 16, 2010). "B. Dolan :: Fallen House Sunken City :: Strange Famous Records". RapReviews.com. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  8. ^ Figman, Adam (March 21, 2010). "B. Dolan – Fallen House, Sunken City". URB. Archived from the original on January 1, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  9. ^ Morror, Scott (December 16, 2010). "100 Unheralded Albums from 2010 (Page 21 of 106)". Alarm. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  10. ^ ""Fallen House, Sunken City" is going to slay you". Strange Famous Records. January 25, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  11. ^ Gillespie, Blake (January 27, 2010). "B. Dolan collabs with Alias". Impose. Retrieved April 14, 2018.

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