Fluorescent Black

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Fluorescent Black
Fluorescent Black album cover.jpg
Studio album by Anti-Pop Consortium
Released September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28)
Recorded 2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 55:10
Label Big Dada
Producer Beans, High Priest, M. Sayyid, Earl Blaize, Alter Ego, MegMan
Anti-Pop Consortium chronology
Antipop vs. Matthew Shipp
(2003)
Fluorescent Black
(2009)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
BBC favorable[3]
Clash 8/10[4]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[5]
Exclaim! favorable[6]
MusicOMH 4/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media 7.0/10[8]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[9]
Spin favorable[10]

Fluorescent Black is a studio album by American hip hop group Anti-Pop Consortium. It was released on Big Dada on September 28, 2009.[9][11]

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Fluorescent Black received an average score of 79% based on 13 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Adam Park of Clash described it as "a futuristic blueprint that will subtly define the coming decade's urban landscape."[4] Meanwhile, Rory Gibb of Drowned in Sound said: "The chemistry between all three MCs is stronger than ever, and the beats on here act as a reminder of how to do leftfield hip-hop in the right way."[5]

Thomas Quinlan of Exclaim! said, "Fluorescent Black is an exciting, energetic return for a group long overdue for a new release, and it might just be the best Anti-Pop Consortium album to date."[6] John Bush of AllMusic called it "one of the best rap records of the year."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Lay Me Down" 3:52
2. "New Jack Exterminator" 4:22
3. "Reflections" 3:28
4. "Shine" 2:27
5. "C Thru U" 2:10
6. "Volcano" 3:06
7. "Timpani" 4:09
8. "The Solution" 3:20
9. "Get Lite" 3:28
10. "NY to Tokyo" (featuring Roots Manuva) 3:26
11. "Superunfrontable" 4:01
12. "Born Electric" 3:00
13. "Apparently" 2:28
14. "End Game" 2:17
15. "Capricorn One" 3:10
16. "Dragunov" 1:28
17. "Fluorescent Black" 4:56

Personnel[edit]

  • Beans – vocals, producer, group member
  • High Priest – vocals, producer, group member
  • M. Sayyid – vocals, producer, group member
  • Earl Blaize – producer, engineer, group member
  • Alter Ego – producer
  • MegMan – producer, additional musician
  • Roots Manuva – guest appearance
  • Michael Figaro – hook
  • La Sonya Gunter – additional vocal
  • David Nelson – additional vocal
  • Celina Gray – additional vocal
  • Leslie Klyachman – additional vocal
  • Kristina Zubkova – additional vocal
  • Mr Live – additional vocal
  • Dolphin – additional musician
  • Shawn Keys – additional musician
  • Tony Dawsey – mastering
  • Mark Evans – illustrations
  • Timothy Saccenti – photography
  • Ron Croudy – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fluorescent Black - Anti-Pop Consortium". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Bush, John. "Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black". AllMusic. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Stubbs, David (2009). "Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black - Review". BBC. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Park, Adam (September 3, 2009). "Anti-Pop Consortium - Fluorescent Black". Clash. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Gibb, Rory (September 30, 2009). "Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved October 14, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Quinlan, Thomas (October 20, 2009). "Anti-Pop Consortium - Fluorescent Black". Exclaim!. Retrieved October 14, 2009. 
  7. ^ Clarke, Jude (September 28, 2009). "Anti-Pop Consortium – Fluorescent Black". MusicOMH. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ Harvell, Jess (October 8, 2009). "Anti-Pop Consortium: Fluorescent Black". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved November 16, 2009. 
  9. ^ a b Ross, Daniel (October 13, 2009). "Anti-Pop Consortium: Fluorescent Black". PopMatters. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  10. ^ Reeves, Mosi (October 23, 2009). "Anti-Pop Consortium, 'Fluorescent Black' (Big Dada)". Spin. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Fluorescent Black - Anti-Pop Consortium". Big Dada. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 

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