The Iceberg (Oddisee album)

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The Iceberg
Oddisee - The Iceberg.jpg
Studio album by Oddisee
Released February 24, 2017 (2017-02-24)
Genre Hip hop
Length 47:56
Label Mello Music Group
Producer Oddisee
Oddisee chronology
The Good Fight
(2015)The Good Fight2015
The Iceberg
(2017)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic82/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Exclaim!8/10[3]
HipHopDX4.0/5[4]
Pitchfork7.0/10[5]
Spectrum Culture4.5/5 stars[6]
XXLXL[7]

The Iceberg is the eighth studio album by American hip hop artist Oddisee.[8] It was released via Mello Music Group on February 24, 2017.[8] It is the official follow-up to his 2015 album, The Good Fight.[8] It features guest appearances from Toine and Olivier St. Louis.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, The Iceberg received an average score of 82% based on 5 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

Riley Wallace of Exclaim! gave the album an 8 out of 10, saying, "One of his ultimate strengths is his unique ability to make topics that aren't wholly original become something unique and distinctively his own."[3] Kyle Eustice of HipHopDX gave the album a 4.0 out of 5 and commented that "Aside from his dynamic, thought provoking lyrics, the carefully crafted compositions are in a league of their own."[4] Elias Leight of Pitchfork gave the album a 7.0 out of 10 and described it as "a focused beam of hip-hop soul that rattles loudly in our present political moment."[5]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Rank Ref.
Stereogum 50 Best Albums of 2017
41

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Digging Deep"3:24
2."Things"3:39
3."Built by Pictures"3:56
4."Hold It Back"4:06
5."You Grew Up"5:05
6."NNGE" (featuring Toine)3:51
7."Like Really"3:44
8."Want to Be"4:50
9."This Girl I Know"3:37
10."Waiting Outside"3:33
11."Rain Dance"3:52
12."Rights & Wrongs" (featuring Olivier St. Louis)3:58

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[10] 13
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[11] 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Iceberg by Oddisee". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Martin, Liam. "The Iceberg - Oddisee". AllMusic. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Wallace, Riley (February 28, 2017). "Oddisee - The Iceberg". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Eustice, Kyle (February 28, 2017). "Review: Oddisee's "The Iceberg" Too Deep For Mainstream Titanic But Still A Worthy Gem". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Leight, Elias (March 2, 2017). "Oddisee: The Iceberg". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  6. ^ Wright, Darryl G. (March 21, 2017). "Oddisee: The Iceberg". Spectrum Culture. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  7. ^ Glaysher, Scott (March 3, 2017). "Oddisee Keeps It Fluid and Fresh on 'The Iceberg'". XXL. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  8. ^ a b c d Madden, Sidney (February 24, 2017). "Listen to Oddisee's New Album 'The Iceberg'". XXL. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  9. ^ Stereogum Staff (December 5, 2017). "The 50 Best Albums of 2017". Stereogum. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  10. ^ "Oddisee Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "Oddisee Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2017.

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