Late Night Cinema

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Late Night Cinema
Late Night Cinema Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 29, 2008 (2008-04-29)[1]
GenreInstrumental hip hop
Length58:58
LabelBabygrande Records
ProducerBlue Sky Black Death
Blue Sky Black Death chronology
Razah's Ladder
(2007)
Late Night Cinema
(2008)
The Evil Jeanius
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
PopMatters8/10 stars[1]
RapReviews.com9/10[2]
Sputnikmusic4.5/5[3]
XLR8R9/10[4]

Late Night Cinema is a studio album by American hip hop production duo Blue Sky Black Death. It was released by Babygrande Records in 2008.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Alan Ranta of PopMatters gave the album 8 stars out of 10, describing it as "a thorough triumph from two of hip-hop's most exciting prospects."[1] Meanwhile, Zoneil Maharaj of XLR8R gave the album a 9 out of 10, calling it "a dark yet beautiful soundscape with heavy classical overtones and lush drops that commands listeners' attention, navigating us through various moods."[4]

Quentin B. Huff of PopMatters named it the 2nd best instrumental hip hop album of 2008.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."The Era When We Sang"6:01
2."Lord of Our Vice"6:40
3."Ghosts Among Men"7:31
4."A Private Death"6:28
5."Shoot You Dead"5:17
6."Listen Child"5:36
7."My Work Will Be Done"4:37
8."Forgive Me"4:48
9."Different Hours"4:10
10."All the News Is Bad Again"4:55
11."Legacy to Fuel"2:50

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Blue Sky Black Death – instrumentation
  • C.T. Thompson – vocals (1, 7, 9, 10)
  • Ashley Wise – vocals (3, 8)
  • Yes Alexander – vocals (5)
  • Valerie Coon – violin (1, 3, 5, 10)
  • Nancey Kuo – violin (3, 4, 5, 8)
  • Tony Rogers – trumpet (3, 4, 6, 8)
  • Evan Gordon – organ (3, 4, 6, 7, 8), synthesizer (3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
  • Mark Christensen – mastering
  • Michael Tabie – photo collage, design
  • Debbie Carlos – original background photography
  • Jesse Stone – marketing
  • Willy Friedman – product management

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ranta, Alan (June 2, 2008). "Blue Sky Black Death: Late Night Cinema". PopMatters. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Hernandez, Pedro (May 6, 2008). "Blue Sky Black Death :: Late Night Cinema :: Babygrande Records". RapReviews.com. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  3. ^ Fisher, Tyler (August 11, 2008). "Blue Sky Black Death - Late Night Cinema". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Maharaj, Zoneil (May 21, 2008). "Blue Sky Black Death: Late Night Cinema". XLR8R. Archived from the original on February 12, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  5. ^ Huff, Quentin B. (December 11, 2008). "The Best Hip-Hop of 2008". PopMatters. Retrieved July 25, 2018.

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