Ten (Clouddead album)

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Ten
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Studio album by
Released March 8, 2004 (2004-03-08) (UK)[1]
March 16, 2004 (2004-03-16) (US)[2]
Recorded 2001–2003
Genre Abstract hip hop, cloud rap, psychedelic hip hop
Length 56:58
Label Big Dada (UK)
Mush Records (US)
Producer Odd Nosdam, Doseone, Why?
Clouddead chronology
Clouddead
(2001)
Ten
(2004)
Singles from Ten
  1. "Dead Dogs Two"
    Released: 2004

Ten is the second album by American hip hop trio Clouddead.[3] It was released on Mush Records and Big Dada in 2004.[2]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
The A.V. Club favorable[6]
CMJ New Music Report favorable[7]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[8]
The Observer 4/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork 7.8/10[10]
PopMatters mixed[11]
Stylus Magazine C+[12]
The Telegraph favorable[13]
The Village Voice unfavorable[14]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Ten received an average score of 74% based on 22 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[4]

Molloy Woodcraft of The Observer gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying, "A mish-mash of odd found sounds, woozy synths and hip hop beats form a bed for a collective scattershot collage of musings on love, life and mortality".[9] Ed Howard of Stylus Magazine said, "Having allowed hip-hop to fall pretty much entirely by the wayside, the trio has instead embraced the full strength of their abstract poetry and glitchy, junky, rock-informed musical landscapes."[12] Chris Dahlen of Pitchfork gave the album a 7.8 out of 10, saying, "the strongest moments on Ten involve a sustain: sustained organ tones, long throbbing noises, stretches where the words trail off."[10]

In February 2004, The Observer listed "Dead Dogs Two" as the "Song of the Month".[15]

CMJ placed Ten at number 10 on the "Top 20 Albums of 2004" list.[16] In 2015, Fact placed it at number 71 on the "100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time" list.[17]

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Pop Song" 5:47
2. "The Keen Teen Skip" 5:19
3. "Rhymer's Only Room" 2:23
4. "The Velvet Ant" 2:49
5. "Son of a Gun" 5:48
6. "Rifle Eyes" 3:53
7. "Dead Dogs Two" 3:59
8. "3 Twenty" 3:01
9. "Physics of a Unicycle" 4:16
10. "Our Name" 19:40

Personnel

Credits adapted from liner notes.

Charts

Chart Peak
position
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[18] 17
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[19] 16

References

  1. ^ "Ten - cLOUDDEAD". Big Dada. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "MH-230: cLOUDDEAD - Ten". Mush Records. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Wheeler, Melissa (January 1, 2006). "CLOUDDEAD - Ten". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Ten by cLOUDDEAD". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  5. ^ Bush, John. "Ten - cLOUDDEAD". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  6. ^ Battaglia, Andy (March 23, 2004). "cLOUDDEAD: Ten". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  7. ^ Weingarten, Christopher R. (March 1, 2004). "Reviews". CMJ New Music Report: 4.
  8. ^ Simpson, Dave (March 5, 2004). "cLOUDDEAD, Ten". The Guardian. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  9. ^ a b Woodcraft, Molloy (February 22, 2004). "cLOUDDEAD: ten". The Observer. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  10. ^ a b Dahlen, Chris (February 12, 2004). "cLOUDDEAD: Ten". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  11. ^ Morris, David (March 25, 2004). "cLOUDDEAD: Ten". PopMatters. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  12. ^ a b Howard, Ed (March 5, 2004). "cLOUDDEAD - Ten". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on March 30, 2014. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  13. ^ Thompson, Ben (March 8, 2004). "CD reviews: Squarepusher, Harry Connick Jr, Lionel Richie and more". The Telegraph. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  14. ^ Harvell, Jess (February 10, 2004). "Billy-Goat-Gruff - Dada-rapper fails to keep trap shut". The Village Voice. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  15. ^ Mulholland, Garry (February 1, 2004). "'Dead Dogs Two' by cLOUDDEAD". The Observer. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  16. ^ "The CMJ Top 20 Albums of 2004". BrooklynVegan. December 21, 2004. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  17. ^ "The 100 best indie hip-hop records of all time: 71. cLOUDDEAD - Ten (Mush, 2003)". Fact. February 25, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  18. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50: 14 March 2004 - 20 March 2004". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  19. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40: 14 March 2004 - 20 March 2004". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 24, 2018.

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