Hokey Fright

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Hokey Fright
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 7, 2013 (2013-05-07)
Recorded2012–13
GenreFolk rock, hip hop[1]
Length55:21
LabelRhymesayers Entertainment

Hokey Fright is the only studio album by The Uncluded, a collaboration between rapper Aesop Rock and anti-folk singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson. It was released on May 7, 2013 on the Rhymesayers Entertainment label. Every part of every song on the album is performed by either Aesop or Dawson, with the exception of the drums on "Delicate Cycle", which were played by James McNew of Yo La Tengo.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79%[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
Consequence of SoundC+[1]
Exclaim!6/10[5]
MSN Music (Expert Witness)A[6]
PopMatters9/10 stars[7]

According to Metacritic, Hokey Fright has a score of 79 out of 100, indicating "generally favorable reviews" from critics.[3] Robert Christgau named it the second best album of 2013 in his year-end list for The Barnes & Noble Review and the twelfth best album of the 2010s.[8] [9]It was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the "27 Best Albums You Didn't Hear in 2013".[10]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Kryptonite"1:18
2."Delicate Cycle"4:15
3."TV on 10"3:23
4."Earthquake"2:05
5."Organs"3:14
6."Superheroes"0:38
7."Jambi Cafe"3:13
8."Bats"6:46
9."Scissorhands"2:41
10."Eyeball Soup"2:32
11."Aquarium"3:50
12."Teleprompters"5:00
13."Alligator"3:27
14."WYHUOM"3:17
15."Boomerang"4:32
16."Tits Up"5:17

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[11] 93
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[12] 19
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[13] 17
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[14] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Freed, Nick (7 May 2013). "Album Review: The Uncluded – Hokey Fright". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  2. ^ "The Uncluded". Rhymesayers Website. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b Hokey Fright at Metacritic
  4. ^ Jeffries, David. "Hokey Fright Review". Allmusic. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  5. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (7 May 2013). "The Uncluded: Hokey Fright". Exclaim!. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: The Uncluded". MSN Music. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  7. ^ Heaton, Dave (8 July 2013). "The Uncluded: Hokey Fright". PopMatters. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Robert Christgau: Dean's List: The 2010s". 2019. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "Robert Christgau: 2013: Dean's List". The Barnes & Noble Review. 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  10. ^ "27 Best Albums You Didn't Hear in 2013 - The Uncluded, 'Hokey Fright'". Rolling Stone. December 23, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "The Uncluded Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  12. ^ "The Uncluded Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  13. ^ "The Uncluded Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  14. ^ "The Uncluded Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2016.

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