Circle (Boom Bip and Doseone album)

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Circle
Circle (Boom Bip and Doseone album).jpg
Studio album by Boom Bip & Doseone
Released August 1, 2000 (2000-08-01)
Recorded August 1, 1999 – October 1, 1999
Genre Hip hop, poetry reading
Length 70:35
Label Mush Records
Producer Boom Bip, Doseone
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Exclaim! favorable[2]
The Milk Factory 5/5 stars[3]

Circle is a collaborative studio album by Boom Bip & Doseone. It was originally released via Mush Records on August 1, 2000.[4] In Europe, it was re-released via The Leaf Label on May 27, 2002.[5]

Critical reception

Kingsley Marshall of AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, saying, "Boom's otherworldly production and sense of the epic match the rapid-fire delivery of Dose blow for blow -- though occasionally the lyrics come so quickly that lines have to be spun simultaneously through different speakers."[1] Thomas Quinlan of Exclaim! called it "one of the greatest contemporary hip-hop albums".[2]

The New York Times included it on the year-end "Worthwhile Albums Most People Missed" list.[6]

In 2010, Ali Maloney of The Skinny described it as "a critical textbook for anyone with delusions of performance poetry."[7] In 2011, Black Gillespie of Impose said, "Circle remains one of the most daring and challenging records from the early Aughts, predating Anticon's 'advanced hip hop' era."[8]

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Open" 0:10
2. "The Birdcatcher" 3:10
3. "Square" 0:51
4. "Dead Man's Teal" 2:57
5. "Re: The Rarity of Meaningful Experience" 1:08
6. "Directions to California" 1:37
7. "The Lantern" 3:19
8. "'Art Saved My Life' - 71" 1:37
9. "Questions Over Coffee" 3:16
10. "Wishful Thinking" 2:51
11. "Ironish" 3:39
12. "21 to 35" 0:23
13. "Slight" 3:17
14. "'Open Quotes" 0:54
15. "Town Crier's Walk" 4:25
16. "Fence Hopping" 1:35
17. "Poetic License" 1:30
18. "Viewfinder" 1:08
19. "The Birdcatcher's Return" 4:11
20. "Sleep Talkin" 2:43
21. "Gin" 5:03
22. "Goddamn Telephone" 2:48
23. "I Get It" 0:13
24. "Me and People" 3:54
25. "Ho's" 0:38
26. "Square... No Corners" 1:37
27. "This Album Was Meant to Be Myself but Somewhere Along the Line It Ended Up Feeling More Like You... Yet..." 0:36
28. "The Birdcatcher's Oath" 5:20
29. "Close" 5:27

Personnel

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Boom Bip – writing, production
  • Doseone – writing, production
  • Robert Curcio – additional production
  • Tony Franklin – drums (on "The Birdcatcher's Return")
  • Tony Luensman – alternative instrumentation (on "Gin")
  • Mark Fox – puppets
  • Hiro Matsuo – photography

References

  1. ^ a b Marshall, Kingsley. "Circle - Boom Bip & Doseone". AllMusic. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Quinlan, Thomas (May 1, 2000). "Boom Bip & Dose One - Circle". Exclaim!. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Boom Bip & Doseone - Circle". The Milk Factory. July 2002. Archived from the original on August 19, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "MH-201: Boom Bip & Doseone - Circle". Mush Records. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  5. ^ "Circle". The Leaf Label. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  6. ^ Strauss, Neil; Pareles, Jon; Ratliff, Ben; Powers, Ann (December 28, 2000). "The Pop Life: Undeservedly Obscure; Pop Critics List the Worthwhile Albums Most People Missed". The New York Times. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  7. ^ Maloney, Ali (June 30, 2010). "A Rough Guide to Doseone". The Skinny. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  8. ^ Gillespie, Blake (2011). "Boom Bip rises from the instrumental hip hop graveyard". Impose. Retrieved September 12, 2018.

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