Hope (Non-Prophets album)

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Hope
Hope (Non-Prophets) (Front Cover).png
Studio album by Non-Prophets
Released September 29, 2003 (2003-09-29)
Genre Hip hop
Length 54:20
Label Lex Records
Producer Joe Beats
Singles from Hope
  1. "Damage"
    Released: 2004 (2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Dusted Magazine favorable[2]
HipHopDX 4.5/5[3]
Pitchfork Media 9.2/10[4]
PopMatters mixed[5]
Robert Christgau B+[6]
XLR8R favorable[7]

Hope is the first studio album by American hip hop duo Non-Prophets. It was released on Lex Records on September 29, 2003. The album was produced entirely by Joe Beats and all vocal duties are handled by Sage Francis.[8]

Reception[edit]

Rollie Pemberton of Pitchfork Media gave Hope a 9.2 out of 10, saying, "[a] highly valued reminder of the need for traditionalism in modern music, this album stands strong as one of the year's finest."[4]

In 2014, it was listed by Paste as one of the "12 Classic Hip-Hop Albums That Deserve More Attention".[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro"   1:32
2. "Any Port"   4:29
3. "Damage"   5:04
4. "That Ain't Right"   3:47
5. "Disasters"   2:11
6. "Fresh"   3:39
7. "Mainstream 307"   4:02
8. "A Mill"   0:42
9. "Spaceman"   4:26
10. "Xaul Zan's Heart"   5:06
11. "New Word Order"   5:00
12. "Tolerance Level"   4:07
13. "Cure"   5:09
14. "Outro"   5:06
15. "Bounce" (hidden track)  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hope - Non-Prophets". AllMusic. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Becker, Daniel Levin (March 24, 2004). "Dusted Reviews: Non-Prophets - Hope". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ J-23 (October 26, 2003). "Non Prophets - Hope". HipHopDX. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Pemberton, Rollie (October 13, 2003). "Non-Prophets: Hope". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ Morris, David (March 8, 2004). "Non-Prophets: Hope". PopMatters. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide Album". Robert Christgau. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  7. ^ DJ Anna (October 24, 2003). "Non-Prophets: Hope". XLR8R. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ Hands, Steve (September 29, 2003). "Non Prophets – Hope". MusicOMH. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ Spinelli, Andrew (November 6, 2014). "12 Classic Hip-Hop Albums That Deserve More Attention". Paste. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 

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