Music by Cavelight

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Music by Cavelight
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Studio album by Blockhead
Released March 23, 2004 (2004-03-23)
Genre Instrumental hip hop
Length 51:07 (UK)
Label Ninja Tune
Producer Blockhead
Blockhead chronology
Music by Cavelight
(2004)
Downtown Science
(2005)
Singles from Music by Cavelight
  1. "Insomniac Olympics"
    Released: 2003 (2003)
  2. "Sunday Seance"
    Released: 2004 (2004)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (72/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
CMJ New Music Monthly (favorable)[3]
Exclaim! (favorable)[4]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[5]
MusicOMH (favorable)[6]
Pitchfork Media (6.5/10)[7]
PopMatters (favorable)[8]
Stylus magazine (D+)[9]

Music by Cavelight is the first studio album by American hip hop producer Blockhead.[8] It was released on Ninja Tune in 2004.[8]

Release[edit]

Music by Cavelight came about when Mush Records, for whom Blockhead had already produced a breakbeat album, asked him to produce an album.[10] After Mush Records stopped returning his phone calls, he and his manager sent the demos around other labels before Ninja Tune, having received a copy through Warp Records, offered to release the album.[10]

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Music by Cavelight received an average score of 72% based on 10 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Track listing[edit]

UK version
No. Title Length
1. "Insomniac Olympics"   5:06
2. "Carnivores Unite"   4:46
3. "You've Got Maelstrom"   4:47
4. "Sunday Seance"   5:26
5. "A Better Place"   4:26
6. "Road Rage Breakdown"   4:15
7. "Triptych Pt. 1"   4:03
8. "Triptych Pt. 2"   3:04
9. "Triptych Pt. 3"   2:54
10. "Jet Son"   3:48
11. "Breathe and Start"   4:22
12. "Music by Cavelight"   4:10
North American version
No. Title Length
1. "Hello Popartz"   2:24
2. "You've Got Maelstrom"   4:47
3. "Carnivores Unite"   4:46
4. "Sunday Seance"   5:26
5. "A Better Place"   4:26
6. "Road Rage Breakdown"   4:15
7. "Triptych Pt. 1"   4:04
8. "Triptych Pt. 2"   3:04
9. "Triptych Pt. 3"   2:54
10. "Jet Son"   3:48
11. "Music by Cavelight"   4:10
12. "Breathe and Start"   4:22
13. "Bullfight in Ireland"   4:46
14. "Insomniac Olympics"   5:06

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Music By Cavelight - Blockhead". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Music by Cavelight - Blockhead". AllMusic. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ Hignight, Heath K. (2004). "Blockhead: Music By Cavelight". CMJ New Music Monthly (123): 37. 
  4. ^ Dix, Noel (January 1, 2006). "Blockhead - Music By Cavelight". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ J-23 (March 27, 2004). "Blockhead - Music By Cavelight". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ Hogwood, Ben (March 29, 2004). "Blockhead – Music By Cavelight". MusicOMH. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ Pemberton, Rollie (April 6, 2004). "Blockhead: Music by Cavelight". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c Umile, Dominic (April 1, 2004). "Blockhead: Music by Cavelight". PopMatters. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  9. ^ Boeckel, Gentry (April 22, 2004). "Blockhead - Music By Cavelight". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Toddler, Demented (April 12, 2004). "Blockhead - Music By Cavelight". Spannered. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 

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