Headz

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Headz is a series of compilation albums released by the Mo' Wax record label. The first installment, titled Headz, was released in 1994.[1] It was followed in 1996 by Headz 2A and Headz 2B.[2][3] Headz 2A peaked at number 30 and Headz 2B peaked at number 34 on the UK Compilation Chart.[4] In 2015, Fact ranked Headz at number 30 and Headz 2 at number 7 on its list of the "50 Best Trip-Hop Albums of All Time."[5]

Headz[edit]

Headz
Compilation album by
various artists
Released1994 (1994)
GenreTrip hop
Length136:05
LabelMo' Wax
various artists chronology
Headz
(1994)
Headz 2A
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Guardian3/4 stars[6]
Disc 1
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Freedom Now"Patterson7:56
2."Contemplating Jazz"Attica Blues5:45
3."Symmetrical Jazz"Awunsound10:28
4."Stars"Nightmares on Wax7:15
5."Ravers Suck Our Sound"La Funk Mob5:19
6."Miles Out of Time"M.F. Outa 'National5:03
7."The Inside"RPM6:44
8."Lowride"Autechre7:12
9."Wildstyle"Olde Scottish8:03
Disc 2
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Lost and Found"DJ Shadow10:07
2."Destroy All Monsters"Skull6:24
3."...Don't Fake It"Deflon Sallahr6:19
4."2000"RPM6:18
5."Slipper Suite"Palmskin Productions8:24
6."The Time Has Come"U.N.K.L.E.7:55
7."Head West - Gun Fight at the O.K. Corrall"Howie B6:08
8."They Came in Peace"Tranquility Bass8:41
9."In-Flux"DJ Shadow12:12

Headz 2A[edit]

Headz 2A
Compilation album by
various artists
Released1996 (1996)
GenreTrip hop
Length153:03
LabelMo' Wax
various artists chronology
Headz
(1994)
Headz 2A
(1996)
Headz 2B
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian4/5 stars[7]
Spin7/10[8]
Disc 1
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Nights Interlude"Nightmares on Wax3:26
2."Cantona Style"The Prunes5:47
3."The Real Thing"Peshay7:04
4."Modulor"Air6:02
5."Searchin'"The Dust Brothers4:29
6."Flow"RPM5:58
7."My Bloody Valentine"DJ Wally7:09
8."Garage Piano"U.N.K.L.E.5:28
9."Kemuri"DJ Krush4:44
10."Do You Understand?"Sam Sever and the R.O.T.L.A.4:39
11."What Is Soul?"Stereo MC's4:53
12."Covert Action"Urban Tribe5:47
13."Cabin Fever"Lo-Fi Sensibilities6:20
14."Code"Midnight Funk Association5:56
Disc 2
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Concentric Circle"DJ Food6:23
2."27 Years of Solitude"Cool Breeze5:39
3."Discotron"Stasis7:45
4."Mango Maracatu"Scott Free and Cybil Ant4:40
5."The Source of Uncertainty"Tortoise3:45
6."Karmacoma"Massive Attack5:29
7."Bodhisattva Vow"Beastie Boys3:17
8."Simean Groove"Folk Implosion3:14
9."Martian Economics"Olde Scottish5:24
10."Eastward"Urban Tribe6:21
11."Spacewalk"Lunar Funk6:20
12."New Element"Forme5:59
13."Pressure II"DJ Solo6:46
14."Organized Crime"Innervisions6:31

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
UK Compilation Albums (OCC)[4] 30

Headz 2B[edit]

Headz 2B
Compilation album by
various artists
Released1996 (1996)
GenreTrip hop
Length151:43
LabelMo' Wax
various artists chronology
Headz 2A
(1996)
Headz 2B
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[7]
Spin8/10[8]
Disc 1
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Spectral Arc"Luminis6:17
2."Sharp A2"Luke Vibert6:40
3."World Lesson Part II"Money Mark2:31
4."Swiss Air"Twig Bud4:15
5."Time Has Come"U.N.K.L.E.4:22
6."It's Coming"Grantby6:09
7."Wirecutter"Donut Productions4:56
8."The Groomsman"The Dust Brothers3:21
9."Crash"Skull5:56
10."Flute Loop"Beastie Boys2:00
11."Maze"DJ Krush5:16
12."Sketch"Attica Blues3:14
13."Ultimatum Ultra Mix"Jungle Brothers4:31
14."Science Fu Beats"Danny Breaks5:38
15."Future Tense"The Force7:18
Disc 2
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."The Beast"Palmskin Productions5:43
2."The Real Thing"Peshay9:09
3."In the Mood"Dillinja6:04
4."Tribetoon"Roni Size & DJ Krust6:18
5."The Silent Witness"Source Direct7:05
6."The Counterpoint"As One8:06
7."Bug in the Bassbin"Innerzone Orchestra4:38
8."Object Orient"Black Dog Productions5:42
9."Trilogy"Special Forces13:41
10."Quiddity"Max 4046:32
11."Shadow's Legitimate Mix"Zimbabwe Legit6:21

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
UK Compilation Albums (OCC)[4] 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Headz – Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Bush, John. "Headz II: Part A – Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b Bush, John. "Headz II: Part B – Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Official Compilations Chart Top 50: 03 November 1996 – 09 November 1996". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  5. ^ Twells, John; Fintoni, Laurent (30 July 2015). "The 50 best trip-hop albums of all time". Fact. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  6. ^ Glaister, Dan (25 November 1994). "Headz (Mo' Wax)". The Guardian.
  7. ^ a b Glaister, Dan (1 November 1996). "Various Artists: Headz 2 (Mo' Wax)". The Guardian.
  8. ^ a b Hermes, Will (April 1997). "Various Artists: Headz 2a / Various Artists: Headz 2b / Various Artists: ColdKrushCuts / Coldcut: Boot the System/Atomic Moog 2000". Spin. 13 (1): 160–161. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

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