Magnificent City

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Magnificent City
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Studio album by Aceyalone with RJD2
Released February 7, 2006 (2006-02-07)
Genre Hip hop
Length 51:48
Label Decon, Project Blowed
Producer RJD2
Aceyalone chronology
Love & Hate
(2003)
Magnificent City
(2006)
Grand Imperial
(2006)
Singles from Magnificent City
  1. "Fire"
    Released: 2005 (2005)
  2. "Supahero"
    Released: 2006 (2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club A-[3]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[4]
Exclaim! unfavorable[5]
HipHopDX 3.0/5[6]
IGN 8.0/10[7]
Pitchfork Media 3.2/10[8]
Slant Magazine 4.5/5 stars[9]
Stylus Magazine B-[10]

Magnificent City is a studio album by American rapper Aceyalone, accompanied by hip hop producer RJD2. It was released on Decon and Project Blowed in 2006.[8]

RJD2 released a compilation of instrumental versions of songs from the album in 2006, entitled Magnificent City Instrumentals.[11] The track "A Beautiful Mine" was adapted as the opening theme of the AMC television series Mad Men.[12]

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Magnificent City received an average score of 81% based on 10 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "All for U" 3:28
2. "Fire" 4:11
3. "Cornbread, Eddie & Me" 2:46
4. "Mooore" 4:49
5. "Supahero" 4:11
6. "High Lights" 3:22
7. "Disconnected" 3:21
8. "Caged Bird" 3:12
9. "Solomon Jones" 3:46
10. "A Sunday Mystery" 1:33
11. "Junior" 3:41
12. "Heaven" 3:38
13. "Here & Now" 4:21
14. "A Beautiful Mine" 5:29

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Top Heatseekers[13] 39
Top Independent Albums[13] 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Magnificent City by Aceyalone". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Aceyalone / RJD2 - Magnificent City". AllMusic. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ Rabin, Nathan (February 8, 2006). "Aceyalone and RJD2: Magnificent City". The A.V. Club. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Magnificent City". Robert Christgau. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ Patch, Nick (April 2006). "Aceyalone - Magnificent City". Exclaim!. 
  6. ^ J-23 (February 14, 2006). "Aceyalone & Rjd2 - Magnificent City". HipHopDX. 
  7. ^ Durig, Jim (February 7, 2006). "Aceyalone (accompanied by RJD2) - Magnificent City". IGN. 
  8. ^ a b Breihan, Tom (February 12, 2006). "Aceyalone: Magnificent City". Pitchfork Media. 
  9. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (February 11, 2006). "Aceyalone: Magnifcent City". Slant Magazine. 
  10. ^ Nishimoto, Dan (February 6, 2006). "Aceyalone - Magnificent City". Stylus Magazine. 
  11. ^ "Magnificent City Instrumentals - RJD2". AllMusic. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ Nagy, Evie (May 20, 2015). ""Mad Men" Theme Composer RJD2 Plans his Next TV Takeover". Fast Company. 
  13. ^ a b "Aceyalone / RJD2 - Magnificent City - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 

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