So... How's Your Girl?

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So... How's Your Girl?
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Studio album by Handsome Boy Modeling School
Released October 19, 1999 (1999-10-19)
Genre Hip hop, trip hop[1][2]
Length 60:30
Label Tommy Boy, Warner Bros. Records
Producer Dan the Automator, Prince Paul
Handsome Boy Modeling School chronology
So... How's Your Girl?
(1999)
White People
(2004)White People2004

So... How's Your Girl? is the debut studio album by Handsome Boy Modeling School.[3] It was released on Tommy Boy Records on October 19, 1999.[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[5]
Christgau's Consumer Guide A[6]
Entertainment Weekly A−[1]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[7]
NME 7/10[8]
Pitchfork 5.0/10[9]
Q 4/5 stars[10]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[11]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[12]
Spin 7/10[13]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, So... How's Your Girl? received an average score of 79 out of 100 based on 13 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[4]

It ranked at number 5 on Spin's "Top 20 Albums of the Year" list.[14]

Track listing[edit]

All songs produced by Dan the Automator and Prince Paul, except for "Waterworld" produced by Dan the Automator and "Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)" produced by Dan the Automator, Prince Paul, and DJ Shadow.

No. Title Length
1. "Rock n' Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This)" 4:21
2. "Magnetizing" (featuring Del tha Funkee Homosapien) 6:11
3. "Metaphysical" (featuring Miho Hatori and Mike D) 3:24
4. "Look at This Face (Oh My God They're Gorgeous)" 1:59
5. "Waterworld" (featuring Encore) 5:22
6. "Once Again (Here to Kick One for You)" (featuring Grand Puba and Sadat X) 4:01
7. "The Truth" (featuring Róisín Murphy and J-Live) 5:35
8. "Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)" (featuring DJ Shadow and DJ Quest) 4:01
9. "Calling the Biz" 0:50
10. "The Projects (P Jays)" (featuring Dave and Del tha Funkee Homosapien) 4:28
11. "Sunshine" (featuring Sean Lennon, Money Mark, Father Guido Sarducci, Josh Haden, and Paula Frazer) 4:09
12. "Modeling Sucks" 1:02
13. "Torch Song Trilogy" (featuring Sensational) 3:55
14. "The Runway Song" (featuring Kid Koala) 4:48
15. "Megaton B-Boy 2000" (featuring Alec Empire and El-P) 4:57
16. "Father Speaks" (featuring Father Guido Sarducci) 1:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hermes, Will (October 29, 1999). "So...How's Your Girl?". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 16, 1999). "African Connection II". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ Diehl, Matt (November 11, 1999). "Handsome Boy Modeling School: Beauty and the Beats". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Reviews for So...How's Your Girl? by Handsome Boy Modeling School". Metacritic. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ Huey, Steve. "So...How's Your Girl? – Handsome Boy Modeling School". AllMusic. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Handsome Boy Modeling School: So... How's Your Girl?". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Baker, Soren (November 28, 1999). "Handsome Boy Modeling School, 'So . . . How's Your Girl?,' Tommy Boy". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ "So... How's Your Girl?". NME. Archived from the original on August 8, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ Schreiber, Ryan. "Handsome Boy Modeling School: So... How's Your Girl?". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on November 21, 2001. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Handsome Boy Modeling School: So... How's Your Girl?". Q (160): 113. January 2000. 
  11. ^ Farr, Kathryn (November 11, 1999). "Handsome Boy Modeling School: So...How's Your Girl?". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 11, 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  12. ^ Miles, Milo (2004). "Prince Paul". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 657. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  13. ^ Rubin, Mark (November 1999). "Handsome Boy Modeling School: So... How's Your Girl?". Spin. 15 (11): 193–94. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  14. ^ Wolk, Douglas (January 2000). "The Top 20 Albums of the Year". Spin. 16 (1): 76. 

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