Here (Nicolay album)

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Here
Here nicolay cover.jpg
Studio album by Nicolay
Released September 1, 2006 (2006-09-01)
Genre Hip hop
Length 42:44
Label BBE
Producer Nicolay
Nicolay chronology
City Lights 1.5
(2005)
Here
(2006)
City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club A-[2]
Exclaim! favorable[3]
Pitchfork Media 4.4/10[4]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[5]

Here is a studio album by Dutch record producer Nicolay, one half of the duo The Foreign Exchange. It was released on BBE in 2006. It features guest appearances from Darien Brockington, Black Spade, Wiz Khalifa, Yahzarah, Kay, and Sy Smith.

Reception[edit]

Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club gave Here a grade of A-, saying: "While even the most distinctive producers can lose their footing when turning over beats to an album's worth of guests, Nicolay's strong sonic personality gives the album a surprising level of cohesion and continuity."[2]

Meanwhile, Marisa Brown of AllMusic gave the album 3 stars out of 5 and said, "[Here] isn't a bad album, it's just becomes pretty formulaic, and when the formula's not that exciting to begin with, well, it leaves you wanting something more, something that will probably never come."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Here (Intro)" 1:58
2. "I Love the Way You Love" (featuring Darien Brockington) 3:06
3. "I Am the Man" (featuring Black Spade) 4:31
4. "Give Her Everything" 3:47
5. "What It Used to Be" (featuring Wiz Khalifa) 4:03
6. "Good Days Are Gone" (featuring Black Spade) 4:01
7. "Let It Shine for Me" 1:46
8. "The End Is Near" (featuring Black Spade) 3:57
9. "Adore" (featuring Yahzarah) 5:24
10. "Here (Outro)" 1:29
11. "My Story" (featuring Kay and Sy Smith) 8:42

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brown, Marisa. "Nicolay - Here". AllMusic. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Rabin, Nathan (October 17, 2006). "Nicolay: Here". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ Jones, Kevin (August 31, 2006). "Nicolay - Here". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ Currin, Grayson (October 19, 2006). "Nicolay: Here". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (October 5, 2006). "Nicolay: Here". PopMatters. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 

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