Life (Sage Francis album)

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Li(f)e
Life-cover.jpg
Studio album by Sage Francis
Released May 11, 2010 (2010-05-11)
Studio Engine Studios, Chicago, Illinois
Genre Hip hop
Length 47:50
Label ANTI-
Producer Brian Deck
Sage Francis chronology
Human the Death Dance
(2007)Human the Death Dance2007
Li(f)e
(2010)
Copper Gone
(2014)Copper Gone2014
Singles from Li(f)e
  1. "Slow Man"
    Released: March 30, 2010[1]
  2. "The Best of Times"
    Released: April 22, 2010[2]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
The A.V. Club B−[5]
Consequence of Sound D−[6]
HipHopDX 4.0/5[7]
Pitchfork 6.3/10[8]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[9]
RapReviews.com 7.5/10[10]
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars[11]
Tiny Mix Tapes 2.5/5 stars[12]
URB 4.5/5 stars[13]

Li(f)e is the fourth studio album by American rapper Sage Francis.[14] It was released on ANTI- on May 11, 2010.[15] It peaked at number 145 on the Billboard 200 chart.[16] The cover art was created by Shepard Fairey.[17] "Slow Man" and "The Best of Times" were released as the singles from the album.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Little Houdini" Sage Francis, Jason Lytle 6:46
2. "Three Sheets to the Wind" Sage Francis, Chris Walla 3:31
3. "I Was Zero" Sage Francis, Richard Terfry, Brian Deck, Tim Rutili, Jim Becker, Gordon Patriarca 4:18
4. "Slow Man" Sage Francis, Joey Burns, John Convertino 3:38
5. "Diamonds and Pearls" Sage Francis, Thomas Hagerman, Shawn Gilbert, Jeanie Schroder, Nicholas Iurata 4:02
6. "Polterzeitgeist" Sage Francis, Tim Rutili, Jim Becker, Brian Deck 4:05
7. "The Baby Stays" Sage Francis, Tim Rutili 3:41
8. "16 Years" Sage Francis, Kurt Read, Brian Deck, Tim Rutili, Jim Becker, Gordon Patriarca 3:45
9. "Worry Not" Sage Francis, Tim Fite 3:19
10. "London Bridge" Sage Francis, Chris Walla 2:10
11. "Love the Lie" Sage Francis, Mark Linkous 3:13
12. "The Best of Times" Sage Francis, Yann Tiersen 5:31

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[18] 145
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[19] 28
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[20] 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sage Francis - Slow Man (Single)". ANTI-. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Sage Francis - The Best Of Times (Single)". ANTI-. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Li(f)e by Sage Francis". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  4. ^ Jeffries, David. "Li(f)e - Sage Francis". AllMusic. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  5. ^ Wolinsky, David (May 18, 2010). "Sage Francis: Li(f)e". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  6. ^ Young, Alex (May 13, 2010). "Sage Francis – Li(f)e". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  7. ^ Hannah, Mitchell (May 21, 2010). "Sage Francis - Li(f)e". HipHopDX. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  8. ^ Breihan, Tom (May 11, 2010). "Sage Francis: Li(f)e". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  9. ^ Fiander, Matthew (May 27, 2010). "Sage Francis: Li(f)e". PopMatters. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  10. ^ Juon, Steve (June 1, 2010). "Sage Francis :: Li(f)e :: ANTI-/Strange Famous Records". RapReviews.com. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  11. ^ Cataldo, Jesse (May 7, 2010). "Sage Francis - Li(f)e". Slant Magazine. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  12. ^ Embling. "Sage Francis - Li(f)e". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  13. ^ Uddenberg, Brett (May 18, 2010). "Sage Francis – Li(f)e (Review)". URB. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Sage Francis, 'Li(f)e'". Billboard. June 4, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  15. ^ Breihan, Tom (February 8, 2010). "Sage Francis Teams With Indie Rockers on New Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Billboard 200: The Week of May 29, 2010". Billboard. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  17. ^ "Sage Francis - Li(f)e CD Deluxe Package Pre-Order". Strange Famous Records. Archived from the original on March 13, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Sage Francis Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  19. ^ "Sage Francis Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  20. ^ "Sage Francis Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 4, 2018.

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