Shades of Blue (Madlib album)

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Shades of Blue
MadlibShadesofBluealbumcover.jpg
Remix album by
ReleasedJune 24, 2003 (2003-06-24)
StudioThe Bomb Shelter, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genre
Length56:51
LabelBlue Note Records
ProducerMadlib
Madlib chronology
Blunted in the Bomb Shelter
(2002)
Shades of Blue
(2003)
Champion Sound
(2003)

Shades of Blue is a remix album by American hip hop musician Madlib over the archives of Blue Note Records. It was released by Blue Note Records on June 24, 2003.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Clubfavorable[2]
Exclaim!favorable[3]
Pitchfork8.6/10[4]
Stylus MagazineC+[5]

Sam Samuelson of AllMusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, saying: "Intent listening doesn't really give much up, but for smooth subconscious grooves, it's perfect."[1]

In 2014, Paste placed it at number 11 on the "12 Classic Hip-Hop Albums That Deserve More Attention" list.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Introduction"0:32
2."Slim's Return" (featuring Ahmad Miller and DJ Lord Such)3:56
3."Distant Land"3:58
4."Mystic Bounce"3:56
5."Stormy" (featuring Morgan Adams Quartet Plus Two)3:41
6."Blue Note Interlude"0:42
7."Please Set Me at Ease" (featuring M.E.D.)5:02
8."Funky Blue Note" (featuring Morgan Adams Quartet Plus Two)3:07
9."Alfred Lion Interlude"0:45
10."Stepping into Tomorrow"7:36
11."Andrew Hill Break"1:06
12."Montara" (featuring DJ Lord Such)5:51
13."Song for My Father" (featuring Sound Directions)5:46
14."Footprints" (featuring Yesterdays New Quintet)4:58
15."Peace/Dolphin Dance" (featuring Joe McDuphrey Experience)5:38
16."Outro"0:17

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[7] 13
US Top Contemporary Jazz Albums (Billboard)[8] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Samuelson, Sam. "Shades of Blue - Madlib". AllMusic. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (July 8, 2003). "Madlib: Shades Of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  3. ^ Cowie, Del F. (January 1, 2006). "Madlib: Shades of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  4. ^ Hreha, Scott (August 12, 2003). "Madlib: Shades of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Mathers, Ian (October 1, 2003). "Madlib - Shades of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on June 24, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  6. ^ Spinelli, Adrian (November 6, 2014). "12 Classic Hip-Hop Albums That Deserve More Attention". Paste. Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  7. ^ "Madlib Chart History (Top Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  8. ^ "Madlib Chart History (Top Contemporary Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 9, 2020.

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