The Weather

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The Weather
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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.

Reception[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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