Square (album)

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Square
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Studio album by Buck 65
Released October 8, 2002 (2002-10-08)
Genre Hip hop
Length 60:45
Label WEA
Producer Buck 65
Buck 65 chronology
Synesthesia
(2002)
Square
(2002)
Talkin' Honky Blues
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media 7.0/10[1]
Robert Christgau A-[2]
Stylus Magazine B+[3]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[4]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5 stars[5]

Square is a studio album by Canadian hip hop musician Buck 65.[6] It was released on WEA in 2002.[2] Though it consists of four tracks, each track consists of multiple songs.[1]

It was nominated for the 2003 Juno Awards for Alternative Album of the Year and Album Design of the Year.[7]

Reception[edit]

Rollie Pemberton of Pitchfork Media gave Square a 7.0 out of 10 and called it "a melodic mix of folk rock sensibility, smooth early 90s style production, clever lyrical observations and a relatively enjoyable train ride into the mental station of Halifax's best-known emcee."[1] Meanwhile, Clay Jarvis of Stylus Magazine gave the album a grade of B+, saying, "Square is built solely out of his strengths: hazy introspection, sparse snare-and-kick beats and simple, dismal instrumental refrains."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Square One" 16:00
2. "Square Two" 13:42
3. "Square Three" 17:08
4. "Square Four" 14:15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pemberton, Rollie (August 17, 2003). "Buck 65: Square". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "CG: Buck 65". Robert Christgau. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Jarvis, Clay (September 1, 2003). "Buck 65 - Square". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). "Buck 65". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Fireside. p. 144. 
  5. ^ Wolfman. "Buck 65 - Square". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ LeBlanc, Larry (May 7, 2005). "Warner Plunks Down Buck 65". Billboard: 48. 
  7. ^ "2003 Juno Awards Nominees". Billboard. February 12, 2003. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 

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