Situation (album)

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Situation
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Studio album by Buck 65
Released October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30)
Genre Hip hop
Length 51:19
Label WEA (Worldwide)
Strange Famous Records (US)
Producer Skratch Bastid
Buck 65 chronology
Strong Arm
(2006)
Situation
(2007)
20 Odd Years
(2011)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
All About Jazz 4.5/5 stars[2]
Billboard favorable[3]
Christgau's Consumer Guide A−[4]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[5]
Now NNNN[6]
The New York Times favorable[7]
Pitchfork 6.3/10[8]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[9]
Spin 5/10[10]
Yahoo! Music 9/10 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. Title Length
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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