The Great Depression (Common Grackle album)

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The Great Depression
Studio album by Common Grackle
Released August 5, 2010 (2010-08-05)
Genre Indie pop, alternative hip hop
Length 31:28
Label Fake Four Inc.
Producer Factor
Common Grackle chronology
The Great Depression
The Great Repression
(2011)The Great Repression2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Exclaim! favorable[1]
URB favorable[2]

The Great Depression is the debut studio album by Canadian musical duo Common Grackle. It was released on Fake Four Inc. in 2010. It features guest appearances from Kool Keith and Ceschi.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Brett Uddenberg of URB gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying, "The dense lyrics and smooth delivery of Pepper, avant-garde procuction of Factor and short-but-sweet guest shots from Ceschi all make for a wildly-entertaining and rewarding listen."[2] Evan Sawdey of PopMatters called it "one of 2010's hidden musical gems."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Thank God It's Monday" (featuring Kool Keith) 3:11
2. "Churchill's Black Dog" 1:02
3. "The Great Depression" (featuring Ceschi) 3:54
4. "All the Pawns" 2:36
5. "At the Grindcore Show" 1:54
6. "Down with the Ship" 3:24
7. "Big Marquee" 3:28
8. "Please Stop" 2:55
9. "Safe Word Play" 1:46
10. "Magic Beans" (featuring Ceschi) 2:45
11. "Hannibal Lecture" 1:08
12. "Purgatory Rock and Roll" 3:26


  1. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (October 18, 2010). "Common Grackle - The Great Depression". Exclaim!. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Uddenberg, Brett (November 7, 2010). "Common Grackle - The Great Depression (Review)". URB. Archived from the original on September 16, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ Plomin, Alicia (August 5, 2010). "Indie pop and hip hop collide on Common Grackle's The Great Depression". Alarm. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ Sawdey, Evan (January 18, 2011). "20 Questions: Common Grackle". PopMatters. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 

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