Sorry to Bother You

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Sorry to Bother You
Studio album by The Coup
Released October 30, 2012
Genre Political hip hop
Alternative hip hop
Label ANTI-
Producer Boots Riley
Damion Gallegos
The Coup chronology
Pick a Bigger Weapon
Sorry to Bother You
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A-[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
The Independent 4/5 stars[4]
The New York Times (favorable)[5]
The A.V. Club 4.5/5 stars[6]
SPIN (magazine) 8/10 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10)[8]

Sorry to Bother You is the sixth album by political hip hop group The Coup, which was released on October 30, 2012, on ANTI-. It's the group's first album where no samples are being used and all tracks are made by live instrumentation. It debuted at #194 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling about 2000 copies in the first week. At Metacritic it received an average score of 80, which indicates "generally favorable acclaim", based on 15 reviews.[9] PopMatters named it the year's fifth best hip hop album in its year-end list and commented that it "just might stump The Powers That Be, to the point that even the “one-percent” will want to dance to it".[10] Four tracks off the album have been released as official videos including first single The Magic Clap,[11] Land Of 7 Billion Dances,[12] The Guillotine[13] and Your Parents' Cocaine[14]

Track listing[edit]

  1. The Magic Clap
  2. Strange Arithmetic
  3. Your Parents' Cocaine (featuring Justin Sane [of Anti-Flag])
  4. The Gods of Science (featuring Bhi Bhiman & Vernon Reid [of Living Colour])
  5. My Murder, My Love
  6. You Are Not a Riot (An RSVP from David Siquieros to Andy Warhol)
  7. Land of 7 Billion Dances
  8. Violet
  9. This Year (featuring Jolie Holland)
  10. We've Got a Lot to Teach You, Cassius Green
  11. Long Island Iced Tea, Neat (featuring Japanther)
  12. The Guillotine
  13. WAVIP (featuring Das Racist & Killer Mike)