Shades of Blue (Madlib album)

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Shades of Blue
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Remix album by Madlib
Released June 24, 2003 (2003-06-24)
Recorded The Bomb Shelter, Los Angeles, California
Genre Hip hop, jazz
Length 56:51
Label Blue Note Records
Producer Madlib
Madlib chronology
Blunted in the Bomb Shelter
(2002)
Shades of Blue
(2003)
Champion Sound
(with J Dilla, as Jaylib)
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club favorable[2]
Exclaim! favorable[3]
Pitchfork Media 8.6/10[4]
Stylus Magazine C+[5]

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.

Reception[edit]

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

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

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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" (featuring MF Doom) 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Samuelson, Sam. "Madlib - Shades of Blue". 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 Media. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ Mathers, Ian (October 1, 2003). "Madlib - Shades of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ Spinelli, Adrian (November 6, 2014). "12 Classic Hip-Hop Albums That Deserve More Attention". Paste. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 

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