The Weather

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The Weather
Studio album by Busdriver and Radioinactive with Daedelus
Released February 18, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Alternative hip hop, avant-garde, experimental
Length 60:00
Label Mush Records
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Dusted Magazine unfavorable[2]
East Bay Express favorable[3]
Exclaim! mixed[4]
Pitchfork Media 8.5/10[5]
Stylus Magazine D[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes 2.5/5 stars[7]

The Weather is a collaboration album among rappers Busdriver and Radioinactive and record producer Daedelus. It was released on Mush Records in 2003.


The Weather received mixed reviews from critics. Julianne Shepherd, of Pitchfork Media, praised the album, commenting: "The Weather is smart but not pretentious, skeptical but not misanthropic, and it proves avant-hiphop doesn't have to be avant-crappy."[5] Meanwhile, Fredrick Thomas of Stylus Magazine criticized the album's consistency, saying: "It’s not that any track on the album is actually bad when compared to artists doing similar work – it’s just that it does nothing to differentiate them from the pack."[6]

Eric K. Arnold of East Bay Express felt that "Busdriver and Radioinactive's rhyming cadences owe a debt to both Freestyle Fellowship and Latyrx, while Daedelus' lo-fi Casio tones could qualify him for at least a charter membership in Anticon."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Exaggerated Joy" 3:08
2. "Pen's Oil" 4:27
3. "Carl Weathers" 4:35
4. "Glorified Hype Man" 3:34
5. "Fine for a Robot" 4:44
6. "Germs That May Cause the Following" 2:42
7. "Weather Locklear" (featuring Myka 9) 4:17
8. "Break for 2300" 2:25
9. "DJ Furry" 2:50
10. "Raffle Ticket Blues" 4:06
11. "Sleep Standing Up" 2:28
12. "Name Forgetter" 5:00
13. "Thousand Words" 7:00
14. "Fizzing Energy Drink" 0:23
15. "Barely Music" (featuring Awol One, 2Mex and Circus) 9:06


  1. ^ "The Weather". Allmusic. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ho, Brian (March 27, 2003). "Dusted Reviews: Busdriver, Radioinactive with Daedelus - The Weather". Dusted Magazine. 
  3. ^ a b Arnold, Eric K. (March 26, 2003). "Busdriver and Radioinactive with Daedelus - The Weather". East Bay Express. 
  4. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (February 2003). "Busdriver & Radioinactive with Daedelus - The Weather". Exclaim!. 
  5. ^ a b Shepherd, Julianne (February 18, 2003). "Busdriver / Daedelus / Radioinactive: The Weather". Pitchfork Media. 
  6. ^ a b Thomas, Fredrick (September 1, 2003). "Busdriver & Radioinactive with Daedelus - The Weather". Stylus Magazine. 
  7. ^ Wolfman (December 14, 2006). "Busdriver - The Weather (with Daedelus and Radioinactive)". Tiny Mix Tapes. 

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