Poly.Sci.187

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Poly.Sci.187
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Studio album by Sole
Released May 29, 2007 (2007-05-29)
Recorded January 2006 - September 2006
Genre Instrumental hip hop
Length 40:27
Label Anticon
Producer Sole
Sole chronology
Exhile
(2007)Exhile2007
Poly.Sci.187
(2007)
Sole and the Skyrider Band
(2007)Sole and the Skyrider Band2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork 7.0/10[2]
PopMatters 2/10 stars[3]
XLR8R unfavorable[4]

Poly.Sci.187, later retitled Mansbestfriend 4: Poly.Sci.187, is an instrumental studio album by American hip hop artist Sole. It was released on Anticon in 2007.

Sole adopted the "Mansbestfriend" moniker for this album (as he had first done for The New Human Is Illegal, a revised version of Mansbestfriend Pt. 2: No Thanks). He intended to release instrumental work under that name. However, "Mansbestfriend" has since reverted to the title of a series of self-produced albums (as it began) with the release of fifth and sixth entries in the series in 2011. Poly.Sci.187 thereby retroactively became Mansbestfriend 4.

Critical reception[edit]

Marisa Brown of AllMusic gave the album 2.5 stars out of 5, calling it "a dismal, electronic-leaning set that moves around sloshily without much heed for reason or direction."[1] David Ma of XLR8R said, "Sole is surely a creative artist, but Poly.Sci.187 is an unremarkable footnote in his otherwise strong discography."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Dedemma Speaks" 1:11
2. "The Teachings of Leviticus" 2:13
3. "Wilting Onward" 3:22
4. "High Noon and Sobered" 3:21
5. "All I Ever Wanted" 2:55
6. "Stuck in My Head Since I Was 12" 2:53
7. "Giant Man Eating Bird" 1:42
8. "Bosnian Jazz" 1:24
9. "Spin the Humans" 2:35
10. "50 at 30" 0:52
11. "Firefish" 1:34
12. "Father vs. Courage" 2:40
13. "Party Till We Drop" 2:26
14. "Missile Defense" 4:09
15. "How Big Is Space" 3:18
16. "6 Million Wayz 2 Live" 3:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brown, Marisa. "Poly.Sci.187 - Sole". AllMusic. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Harvey, Eric (June 4, 2007). "Mansbestfriend: Poly.sci.187". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  3. ^ Boeckel, Gentry (June 20, 2007). "Mansbestfriend: Poly.Sci.187". PopMatters. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b Ma, David (April 13, 2007). "Mansbestfriend - Poly.Sci.187". XLR8R. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 

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