Jhelli Beam

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Jhelli Beam
Busdriver jhelli beam.jpg
Studio album by Busdriver
Released June 9, 2009 (2009-06-09)
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 50:41
Label ANTI-
Producer Nosaj Thing, Omid, Nobody, Busdriver, Daedelus, Free the Robots, Greg Saunier
Busdriver chronology
RoadKillOvercoat
(2007)
Jhelli Beam
(2009)
Beaus$Eros
(2012)
Singles from Jhelli Beam
  1. "Me-Time (With the Pulmonary Palimpsest)"
    Released: 2009 (2009)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
HipHopDX 3.0/5[3]
NME 7/10[4]
The Phoenix 3.5/4 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media 6.2/10[6]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[7]
Spin mixed[8]
URB 4/5 stars[9]
XLR8R 7/10[10]

Jhelli Beam is a studio album by American hip hop musician Busdriver. It was released on ANTI- in 2009.

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Jhelli Beam received an average score of 74% based on 12 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Alan Ranta of PopMatters gave the album 8 stars out of 10, saying: "It is too intelligent and challenging to the status quo for the mainstream media to truly embrace, and Anti- seems to be lacking a little on the side of their hip-hop promotion department."[7]

The opening track, "Split Seconds (Between Nannies and Swamis)", was described by Thomas Quinlan of URB as "Busdriver's simplest, most accessible rap jam, eschewing the bursts of rapid rap flows that usually accompany his slower style, and only occasionally bringing in a bit of sing-song."[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Split Seconds (Between Nannies and Swamis)" Nosaj Thing 4:16
2. "Me-Time (With the Pulmonary Palimpsest)" Omid 2:36
3. "Handfuls of Sky" Nobody, Busdriver 5:08
4. "Scoliosis Jones" Daedelus 2:36
5. "Least Favorite Rapper" (featuring Nocando) Free the Robots 3:23
6. "Quebec and Back" Nobody 4:07
7. "Do the Wop" Daedelus 3:02
8. "World Agape" Greg Saunier 2:16
9. "Manchuria" (featuring Myka 9) Nobody 3:48
10. "Unsafe Sextet/Gilded Hearts of Booklovers" Omid 5:11
11. "Happy Insider" (featuring Nick Thorburn) Daedelus, Busdriver 3:29
12. "I've Always Known" Busdriver 2:37
13. "Fishy Face" (featuring John Dieterich) Daedelus 5:09
14. "Sorry Fuckers" (bonus track) Busdriver 3:03

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jhelli Beam by Busdriver". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Jhelli Beam - Busdriver". AllMusic. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ Noz, Andrew (June 13, 2009). "Busdriver - Jhelli Beam". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ Doran, John (July 9, 2009). "Album review: Busdriver - 'Jhelli Beam'". NME. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ Faraone, Chris (June 2, 2009). "Busdriver - Jhelli Beam". The Phoenix. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ Cohen, Ian (June 12, 2009). "Busdriver: Jhelli Beam". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Ranta, Alan (June 7, 2009). "Busdriver: Jhelli Beam". PopMatters. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ Reeves, Mosi (June 2, 2009). "Busdriver, 'Jhelli Beam' (Anti-)". Spin. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Quinlan, Thomas (June 15, 2009). "Busdriver :: Jhelli Beam". URB. Archived from the original on June 21, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ Maharaj, Zoneil (June 10, 2009). "Busdriver: Jhelli Beam". XLR8R. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 

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