We Are Reasonable People

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We Are Reasonable People
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Compilation album by various artists
Released 29 June 1998 (1998-06-29)
Genre IDM, electronic
Length 59:56
Label Warp Records
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Music Week positive[2]

We Are Reasonable People is a compilation album released by Warp Records on 29 June 1998. The title of the album is a backronym of WARP.

It is notable for containing the only released collaboration between Richard D. James (Aphex Twin), and Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher), in the track "Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid". The track is named after a former chain of footwear retailers in the United Kingdom.

Reception[edit]

Music Week gave the album a positive review, stating that the album "will certainly appeal to existing fans and act as a good introduction to anyone interested in the sound of the underground."[2]

Brainwashed named We Are Reasonable People the 3rd best compilation album of 1998.[3] In 2013, "Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid" ranked at number 10 on Fact's list of 50 best Aphex Twin tracks.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid" Squarepusher/AFX 5:42
2. "Orange Romeda" Boards of Canada 4:51
3. "Hammer Without a Master" Broadcast 4:58
4. "Ilasas" Plaid 4:23
5. "Stop Look Listen" Autechre 7:26
6. "Fishtail Parker" Nightmares on Wax 5:08
7. "Wear My Bikini" Jimi Tenor 4:13
8. "Plaything" Plone 4:14
9. "4 Dead Monks (Original Demo)" Red Snapper 5:06
10. "Umchunga Locks" Mira Calix 4:51
11. "Circulation" Two Lone Swordsmen 6:53
12. "A Salute to Those People Who Say Fuck You" Mark Bell 5:50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "We Are Reasonable People - Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Reviews - For Records out on 29 June 1998". Music Week: 10. June 20, 1998. Retrieved September 12, 2014. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "1998 Year in Review". Brainwashed. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "The 50 best Aphex Twin tracks". Fact. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 

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