The No Music

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The No Music
Themselves - The No Music (cover).jpg
Studio album by Themselves
Released September 16, 2002 (2002-09-16)
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 46:02
Label Anticon
Producer Jel, Doseone
Themselves chronology
The No Music
The No Music of AIFFS
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Dusted Magazine (favorable)[2]
Exclaim! (unfavorable)[3]
Pitchfork Media (4.5/10)[4]
Stylus Magazine (B+)[5]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[6]

The No Music is the second studio album by American hip hop duo Themselves. It was released on Anticon in 2002.


The No Music received mixed reviews from critics. Thomas Quinlan of Exclaim! felt that "it turns out to be another Anticon disappointment, although it's still better than the last few".[3] Ed Howard of Stylus Magazine gave the album a B+ rating, saying: "It's far from perfect, and there are still moments where the experiments fall short, but overall this represents the fulfillment of the substantial promise made by Circle and cLOUDDEAD".[5] Daniel Thomas-Glass of Dusted Magazine called it "a masterful piece of work".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Home Work" 2:38
2. "Mouthful" 4:07
3. "Good People Check" 3:51
4. "Poison Pit" 4:02
5. "Live Trap" 3:31
6. "Only Child Explosion" 2:30
7. "Paging Dr. Moon or Gun" 3:42
8. "Dark Sky Demo" 3:56
9. "You Devil You" 4:05
10. "Out in the Open" 5:23
11. "Hat in the Wind" 5:11


  1. ^ Spano, Charles. "The No Music - Themselves". Allmusic. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Thomas-Glass, Daniel (January 27, 2003). "Dusted Reviews: Themselves - The No Music". Dusted Magazine. 
  3. ^ a b Quinlan, Thomas (December 2002). "Themselves - The No Music". Exclaim!. 
  4. ^ Chennault, Sam (October 1, 2002). "Themselves: The No Music". Pitchfork Media. 
  5. ^ a b Howard, Ed (September 1, 2003). "Themselves - The No Music". Stylus Magazine. 
  6. ^ Chadwicked (December 14, 2006). "Themselves - The No Music". Tiny Mix Tapes. 

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