Psychoanalysis: What Is It?

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Psychoanalysis: What Is It?
Psychoanalysis Wordsound.jpg
Studio album by Prince Paul
Released June 25, 1996 (1996-06-25)[1]
Genre Hip hop, trip hop
Length 47:29 (1996 release)
59:13 (1997 re-release)
Label Wordsound Recordings, Tommy Boy Records
Producer Prince Paul
Prince Paul chronology
Psychoanalysis: What Is It?
(1996)
A Prince Among Thieves
(1999)A Prince Among Thieves1999
Singles from Psychoanalysis: What Is It?
  1. "Booty Clap"
    Released: 1996
Alternate cover
1997 re-release
1997 re-release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews.com 9/10[2]
Robert Christgau A−[3]

Psychoanalysis: What Is It? is the debut studio album by American hip hop producer Prince Paul. Originally released by Wordsound Recordings in 1996, it was re-released by Tommy Boy Records in 1997 with a slightly different track listing and a different cover.

In 2012, it was listed by Complex as one of the "50 Albums That Were Unfairly Hated On".[4] In 2015, Fact named it the 34th best trip-hop album of all time.[5]

Track listing[edit]

1996 release
No. Title Length
1. "Introduction to Psychoanalysis (Schizophrenia)" 2:00
2. "Beautiful Night (Manic Psychopath)" 4:26
3. "Open Your Mouth (Hypothalamus)" 0:56
4. "You Made Me (A.K.C.)" 4:45
5. "Vexual Healing (Vacillation)" 3:27
6. "To Get a Gun" 1:11
7. "J.O.B. – Das What Dey Is!" 3:43
8. "The World's a Stage (A Dramady)" 3:21
9. "Booty Clap" 3:59
10. "The Bitch Blues (Life Experiences)" 2:20
11. "In Your Mind (Altered States)" 3:20
12. "Drinks (Escapism)" 3:31
13. "Psycho Linguistics (Convergent Thought)" 1:38
14. "That's Entertainment!? (Aversive Conditioning)" 3:43
15. "Outroduction to Diagnosis Psychosis" 4:37
Total length: 47:29
1997 re-release
No. Title Length
1. "Why Must You Hate Me?" 2:05
2. "Beautiful Night (Manic Psychopath)" 4:26
3. "Open Your Mouth (Hypothalamus)" 0:56
4. "Introduction to Psychoanalysis (Schizophrenia)" 2:00
5. "You Made Me (A.K.C.)" 4:45
6. "Vexual Healing (Vacillation)" 3:27
7. "To Get a Gun" 1:11
8. "J.O.B. – Das What Dey Is!" 3:43
9. "The World's a Stage (A Dramady)" 3:21
10. "Booty Clap" 3:59
11. "Drinks (Escapism)" 3:31
12. "Dimepieces" 4:16
13. "In Your Mind (Altered States)" 3:20
14. "2 B Blunt (A True Story)" 3:55
15. "Psycho Linguistics (Convergent Thought)" 1:38
16. "That's Entertainment!? (Aversive Conditioning)" 3:43
17. "Outroduction to Diagnosis Psychosis" 4:37
18. "Beautiful Night (Automator Remix)" 4:20
Total length: 59:13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Psychoanalysis: What Is It? - Prince Paul". AllMusic. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  2. ^ Doggett, Tom (June 14, 2005). "Prince Paul :: Psychoanalysis (What Is It?) :: Tommy Boy Records". RapReviews.com. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Prince Paul". Robert Christgau. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ Margolis, Daniel (October 24, 2012). "50 Albums That Were Unfairly Hated On". Complex. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ Twells, John; Fintoni, Laurent (July 30, 2015). "The 50 best trip-hop albums of all time". Fact. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 

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