Ten (Clouddead album)

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Ten
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Studio album by Clouddead
Released March 8, 2004 (2004-03-08)
Genre Abstract hip hop
Length 56:58
Label Mush Records (US)
Big Dada (UK)
Producer Odd Nosdam, Doseone, Why?
Clouddead chronology
Clouddead
(2001)
Ten
(2004)
Singles from Ten
  1. "Dead Dogs Two"
    Released: February 3, 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (74/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (favorable)[3]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
The Observer 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10)[7]
PopMatters (mixed)[8]
Stylus Magazine (C+)[9]
The Telegraph (favorable)[10]
The Village Voice (unfavorable)[11]

Ten is the second album by American hip hop trio Clouddead.[12] It was released on Mush Records and Big Dada in 2004.[13]

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, Ten received an average score of 74% based on 22 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Molloy Woodcraft of The Observer gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying: "A mish-mash of odd found sounds, woozy synths and hip hop beats form a bed for a collective scattershot collage of musings on love, life and mortality".[6] Chris Dahlen of Pitchfork Media felt that "the strongest moments on Ten involve a sustain: sustained organ tones, long throbbing noises, stretches where the words trail off."[7] Ed Howard of Stylus Magazine said: "Having allowed hip-hop to fall pretty much entirely by the wayside, the trio has instead embraced the full strength of their abstract poetry and glitchy, junky, rock-informed musical landscapes."[9]

In February 2004, "Dead Dogs Two" was chosen by The Observer as their Song of the Month.[14]

In 2015, Ten was chosen by Fact as one of the 100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Pop Song"   5:47
2. "The Keen Teen Skip"   5:19
3. "Rhymer's Only Room"   2:23
4. "The Velvet Ant"   2:49
5. "Son of a Gun"   5:48
6. "Rifle Eyes"   3:53
7. "Dead Dogs Two"   3:59
8. "3 Twenty"   3:01
9. "Physics of a Unicycle"   4:16
10. "Our Name"   19:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Yoni Wolf (Why?) - voice, sampler, lyrics, production
  • Adam Drucker (Doseone) - voice, sampler, lyrics, production
  • David Madson (Odd Nosdam) - sampler, voice, production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ten - cLOUDDEAD". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "cLOUDDEAD - Ten". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ Battaglia, Andy (March 23, 2004). "cLOUDDEAD: Ten". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ Lawrence, Alistair (March 12, 2004). "cLOUDDEAD - Ten". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave (March 5, 2004). "cLOUDDEAD, Ten". The Guardian. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Woodcraft, Molloy (February 22, 2004). "cLOUDDEAD: ten". The Observer. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Dahlen, Chris (February 12, 2004). "cLOUDDEAD: Ten". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ Morris, David (March 25, 2004). "cLOUDDEAD: Ten". PopMatters. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Howard, Ed (March 5, 2004). "cLOUDDEAD - Ten". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ Thompson, Ben (March 8, 2004). "CD reviews: Squarepusher, Harry Connick Jr, Lionel Richie and more". The Telegraph. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ Harvell, Jess (February 10, 2004). "Billy-Goat-Gruff - Dada-rapper fails to keep trap shut". The Village Voice. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ Wheeler, Melissa (January 1, 2006). "CLOUDDEAD - Ten". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ "MH-230 cLOUDDEAD - Ten". Mush Records. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  14. ^ Mulholland, Garry (February 1, 2004). "'Dead Dogs Two' by cLOUDDEAD". The Observer. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  15. ^ "The 100 best indie hip-hop records of all time - 71. cLOUDDEAD - Ten (Mush, 2003)". Fact. February 25, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 

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