Fear of a Black Tangent

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Fear of a Black Tangent
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Studio album by Busdriver
Released February 15, 2005 (2005-02-15)
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 60:55
Label Mush Records, Big Dada
Producer Daedelus, Omid, Paris Zax, Thavius Beck, Danger Mouse
Busdriver chronology
Cosmic Cleavage
(2004)
Fear of a Black Tangent
(2005)
RoadKillOvercoat
(2007)
Singles from Fear of a Black Tangent
  1. "Avantcore"
    Released: January 18, 2005 (2005-01-18)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club favorable[3]
BBC mixed[4]
Exclaim! favorable[5]
MusicOMH favorable[6]
Pitchfork Media 7.9/10[7]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[8]
Stylus Magazine B[9]

Fear of a Black Tangent is a studio album by American hip hop musician Busdriver. It was released on Mush Records in 2005.

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Fear of a Black Tangent received an average score of 78% based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Rollie Pemberton of Stylus Magazine gave Fear of a Black Tangent a grade of B, saying: "The album is one of the few anti-industry freakouts that have appealed to me on both a conceptual and musical level, so whether or not you are familiar with Busdriver's skittering flow or innovative song structure, it's worth the time to see why he's so damn mad after all."[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Yawning Zeitgeist Intro" (freestyle) Daedelus 1:30
2. "Reheated Pop!" Omid 3:00
3. "Unemployed Black Astronaut" Paris Zax 4:00
4. "Happiness('s Unit of Measurement)" Thavius Beck 4:37
5. "Avantcore" Paris Zax 2:24
6. "Wormholes" Daedelus 4:26
7. "Map Your Psyche" (featuring Abstract Rude and Ellay Khule) Paris Zax 4:15
8. "Cool Band Buzz" Danger Mouse 3:28
9. "Note Boom" Paris Zax 3:43
10. "Low Flying Winged Books" Thavius Beck 4:56
11. "Befriend the Friendless Friendster" Daedelus 3:38
12. "Sphinx's Coonery" (featuring Myka 9 and 2Mex) Paris Zax 4:43
13. "Lefty's Lament" Daedelus 3:41
14. "Silence" (unlisted)   1:04
15. "Avantcore (D-Styles Remix)" D-Styles 2:33
16. "Happiness('s Unit of Measurement) (Prefuse 73 Remix)" Prefuse 73 4:16
17. "Unemployed Black Astronaut (Nobody Remix)" Nobody 4:39

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fear Of A Black Tangent by Busdriver". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Busdriver - Fear of a Black Tangent". AllMusic. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ Rabin, Nathan (March 8, 2005). "Busdriver: Fear Of A Black Tangent". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ Webb, Adam (2005). "Busdriver - Fear Of A Black Tangent - Review". BBC. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (February 28, 2005). "Busdriver - Fear of a Black Tangent". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ Hands, Steve (February 28, 2005). "Busdriver – Fear Of A Black Tangent". MusicOMH. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ Macdonald, Cameron (March 8, 2005). "Busdriver: Fear of a Black Tangent". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ Hamilton, Pierre (May 11, 2005). "Busdriver: Fear of a Black Tangent". PopMatters. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Pemberton, Rollie (March 8, 2005). "Busdriver - Fear Of A Black Tangent". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 

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