Situation (album)

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Situation
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 30, 2007 (2007-10-30)
GenreHip hop
Length51:19
LabelWEA (Worldwide)
Strange Famous Records (US)
ProducerSkratch Bastid
Buck 65 chronology
Strong Arm
(2006)
Situation
(2007)
20 Odd Years
(2011)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic68/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
All About Jazz4.5/5 stars[2]
Billboardfavorable[3]
Christgau's Consumer GuideA−[4]
The Guardian2/5 stars[5]
NowNNNN[6]
The New York Timesfavorable[7]
Pitchfork6.3/10[8]
PopMatters6/10 stars[9]
Spin5/10[10]
Yahoo! Music9/10 stars[11]

Situation is a 2007 studio album by Canadian hip hop musician Buck 65.[8] It is a concept album based around the year 1957.[12] It peaked at number 31 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.[13] At the 2008 Juno Awards, Skratch Bastid was nominated as Producer of the Year for his work on the album.[14]

Critical reception[edit]

Situation has received generally favorable reviews from critics.[1] Metacritic gave the album a score of 68/100, based on 21 reviews.[1]

Alex Macpherson of The Guardian gave the album 2 stars out of 5, saying: "There are isolated moments of beauty - the spare piano loop of 'Ho-Boys', though nothing new, is evocative and effective - but little sticks in the mind or stimulates the emotions."[5] Dan Raper of PopMatters gave the album 6 stars out of 10, saying, "Situation is a cool, collected set of songs from the veteran Canadian rapper, but you shouldn't be expecting anything revolutionary—at least, not from the music."[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Intro"1:40
2."1957"3:57
3."Dang"2:38
4."Lipstick"3:08
5."Shutter Buggin'"3:27
6."Spread 'Em"2:50
7."Ho-Boys"3:46
8."Way Back When"3:32
9."Cop Shades"4:07
10."The Beatific"3:16
11."Mr. Nobody"3:02
12."The Rebel"3:15
13."Benz" (featuring Cadence Weapon)2:32
14."Heatwave"2:59
15."The Outskirts"3:12
16."White Bread"4:00
17."Way Back When (k-os Remix)" (bonus track on some versions)3:36

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[13] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Situation by Buck 65". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  2. ^ Dayton-Johnson, Jeff (December 7, 2007). "Buck 65: Situation". All About Jazz. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Wood, Mikeal. "Situation". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 30, 2008. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Buck 65". Christgau's Consumer Guide. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Macpherson, Alex (October 26, 2007). "Buck 65, Situation". The Guardian. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Perlich, Tim (October 25, 2007). "Situation". Now. Archived from the original on June 24, 2007. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  7. ^ Pareles, Jon (November 5, 2007). "New CDs". The New York Times. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Strew, Roque (November 9, 2007). "Buck 65: Situation". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Raper, Dan (November 4, 2007). "Buck 65: Situation". PopMatters. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  10. ^ Modell, Josh (January 18, 2008). "Buck 65, 'Situation' (Strange Famous)". Spin. Archived from the original on January 23, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  11. ^ Gennoe, Dan (November 5, 2007). "Buck 65 - Situation". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  12. ^ Bruederlin, Barbara (August 25, 2015). "Buck 65". National Music Centre. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Buck 65 - Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  14. ^ Acharya, Neil (February 20, 2010). "Skratch Bastid". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 16, 2018.

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