Volume One: UnIndian Songs

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Volume One: UnIndian Songs
Volume One, UnIndian Songs (cover).jpeg
Studio album by Pedestrian
Released January 24, 2005 (2005-01-24)
Genre Hip hop
Length 41:47
Label Anticon
Producer Jel, Matt Chang, Why?, Alias
Singles from Volume One: UnIndian Songs
  1. "The Toss & Turn / Arrest the President"
    Released: November 8, 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Coke Machine Glow mixed[2]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[3]
Luna Kafé favorable[4]
Pitchfork Media 7.4/10[5]
Robert Christgau (dud)[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[7]
Urban Smarts 59/100[8]

Volume One: UnIndian Songs is the first studio album by American rapper and Anticon co-founder Pedestrian. It was released on Anticon in 2005. The album features contributions from Doseone, Why?, Sole, and Jel, among others.[5] In 2004, Pedestrian released "The Toss & Turn" b/w "Arrest the President" as a single from the album.[9][10]

Reception[edit]

Mike Diver of Drowned in Sound gave the album an 8 out of 10, calling it "a breathtaking effort, easily exceeding any pre-release expectations."[3] Bill Banks of Luna Kafé described the album as "[a] timeless masterpiece for anyone smart enough to still care about these people a little more than The Neptunes and Timbaland."[4]

Meanwhile, Brian Howe of Pitchfork Media said, "a large part of Anticon's appeal has been its capacity to surprise, and while Pedestrian's record befuddles, proselytizes, and fascinates, it rarely strays from the established palette."[5]

It reached number 17 on the Dusted Top 40 Radio Chart on March 1, 2005.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Sermon on the Subject of Death, Part One"     0:45
2. "O Hosanna" (featuring Jel, Why?, and Lucy on vocals) Jel 4:54
3. "The Lifelong Liquidation Sale (1850-1950)" (featuring Henry Davidson on guitar and Why? on keys) Matt Chang, Why? 0:36
4. "The Lifelong Liquidation Sale (1850-1950)" (featuring Henry Davidson on guitar and Why? on keys) Matt Chang, Why? 3:26
5. "Sermon on the Subject of Death, Part Two"     1:33
6. "O Silent Bed" (featuring Doseone, Alias, and Tia on vocals) Alias 2:58
7. "The Dead of a Day" (featuring Sole on vocals and Why? on vocals, guitar, and keys) Matt Chang, Why? 3:22
8. "Arrest the President" (featuring Sole and Jel on vocals) Jel 3:31
9. "The History Channel..." (featuring Telephone Jim Jesus on guitar)   1:05
10. "Anticon." (featuring Doseone, Jel, Alias, Why?, and Passage on vocals and Jerome Opena on guitar) Matt Chang 4:32
11. "Field Reports from the Financial District"   Matt Chang 3:36
12. "The Toss & Turn" (featuring Jel on vocals) Jel 4:21
13. "Jane 2: Electric Boogaloo" (featuring Jason Chavez on vocals and Why? on vocals, guitar, and keys) Matt Chang, Why? 2:47
14. "Blind Dates" (featuring Kaaj, Shorty the Cat, and Sole on vocals, Moshe on sax, and Why? on bass and keys) Matt Chang 4:23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Unindian Songs, Vol. 1 - Pedestrian". AllMusic. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Betz, Chet (January 19, 2005). "Pedestrian: Volume One: unIndian Songs". Coke Machine Glow. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Diver, Mike (January 12, 2005). "pedestrian - Volume One: unIndian Songs". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Banks, Bill (February 24, 2005). "Pedestrian: UnIndian Songs Vol. 1". Luna Kafé. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Howe, Brian (January 23, 2005). "pedestrian: Volume One: unIndian songs". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Pedestrian". Robert Christgau. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ Chadwicked. "Pedestrian - Volume One: unIndian Songs". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ Tadah (December 12, 2004). "pedestrian: volume one: unindian songs". Urban Smarts. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "The Toss & Turn". Thrill Jockey. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Pedestrian: Toss & Turn". Midheaven. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Charts - Mar. 1, 2005". Dusted Magazine. March 1, 2005. Archived from the original on March 15, 2015. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 

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