Power in Numbers

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Power in Numbers
Power in Numbers.jpg
Studio album by Jurassic 5
Released October 8, 2002 (2002-10-08)
Genre Hip hop
Length 56:11
Label Interscope
4934372 (Original)
06949344821 (Re-release)
Producer Cut Chemist, DJ Nu-Mark, Juju, Sa-Ra Creative Partners
Jurassic 5 chronology
Quality Control
(2000)
Power in Numbers
(2002)
Feedback
(2006)
Alternative cover
Re-issue cover
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[3]
Kludge 8/10[4]
Pitchfork 7.1/10[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]

Power in Numbers is the third studio album by American hop group Jurassic 5.

It picks up where their previous album, Quality Control "left off", with a short double bass sample playing the same riff that the last song on Quality Control, "Swing Set", ended with.

Musical style[edit]

The album features a number of differing song styles. One track, "React", composed by Jurassic 5 DJ Cut Chemist, is sample-based and contains no raps. "Acetate Prophets" has the same structure, but is much longer and also features production from Jurassic 5's other DJ, DJ Nu-Mark. Many tracks start or end with a sample of speech, usually inserted by Cut Chemist. The track "DDT" is an a cappella track rapped by renowned underground emcee Kool Keith, featuring no raps by Jurassic 5 themselves.

Release[edit]

The album later had a limited re-release, which came with an accompanying DVD. The DVD consists of three featurettes on the group, one of which is a live performance. The UK version of this re-release also included an additional track on the CD, an alternative version of the track "Thin Line", featuring Mýa in place of Nelly Furtado.

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Power in Numbers received an average score of 76% based on 20 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "This Is" Cut Chemist 0:53
2. "Freedom" DJ Nu-Mark 3:19
3. "If You Only Knew" Juju 3:51
4. "Break" Cut Chemist 3:16
5. "React" Cut Chemist 0:56
6. "A Day at the Races" (featuring Big Daddy Kane and Percee P) Cut Chemist 4:02
7. "Remember His Name" DJ Nu-Mark 3:44
8. "What's Golden" DJ Nu-Mark 3:08
9. "Thin Line" (featuring Nelly Furtado) Cut Chemist 4:45
10. "After School Special" DJ Nu-Mark 2:41
11. "High Fidelity" DJ Nu-Mark 3:07
12. "Sum of Us" DJ Nu-Mark 3:28
13. "DDT" (featuring Kool Keith)   0:42
14. "One of Them" (featuring Juju) Juju 3:18
15. "Hey" Sa-Ra Creative Partners 4:25
16. "I Am Somebody" Cut Chemist 4:05
17. "Acetate Prophets" Cut Chemist, DJ Nu-Mark 6:31

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"What's Golden"
  • Released: October 22, 2002
  • B-side: "High Fidelity"
"If You Only Knew" (Australia Only)
  • Released: November 25, 2003
  • B-side: "Quality Control (Live)", "Concrete Schoolyard (Live)", "If You Only Knew (Live)"
"Freedom"
  • Released: December 2, 2003
  • B-side: "One Of Them"
"Hey"
  • Released: January 27, 2004
  • B-side: "If You Only Knew"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 15
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums[9] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Power in Numbers by Jurassic 5". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ Peschek, David (October 4, 2002). "Jurassic 5: Power in Numbers". The Guardian. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ Kludge review
  5. ^ Chennault, Sam (October 13, 2002). "Jurassic 5: Power in Numbers". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review
  7. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2. 
  8. ^ "Jurassic 5 - Chart history - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Jurassic 5 - Chart history - Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 

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