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Beauty and the Beat (Edan album)

Beauty and the Beat is the second studio album by American hip hop musician Edan.[1] It was released via Lewis Recordings on March 29, 2005.[2] It features guest appearances from Insight, Percee P, Mr. Lif, and Dagha.[3] It peaked at number 40 on the UK Independent Albums Chart,[4] as well as number 37 on the UK R&B Albums Chart.[5]

Beauty and the Beat
Edan-Beauty Beat-cover.jpg
Studio album by Edan
Released March 29, 2005 (2005-03-29)
Genre Hip hop
Length 34:00
Label Lewis Recordings
Producer Edan
Edan chronology
Primitive Plus
(2002)
Beauty and the Beat
(2005)
Echo Party
(2009)

Contents

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic85/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [3]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[7]
HipHopDX4.5/5[8]
Mojo     [9]
NME8/10[10]
Pitchfork8.8/10[11]
Q     [12]
Stylus MagazineA−[13]
Uncut     [14]
URB     [15]

According to Metacritic, Beauty and the Beat received an average score of 85 out of 100 based on 18 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[6] Peter Macia of Pitchfork commented that "[the] gravity of Edan's lyrics and voice on Beauty and the Beat is perhaps its most surprising element" and "[Edan has] gone from a brainiac prankster to the Borges of rap."[11] Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club said, "the album's brevity is just another old-fashioned value from a rapper-producer-visionary who doesn't need a whole lot of space to make a big statement."[16] Nick Follett of XLR8R called it "one of the best and most original records to come out this decade."[17]

In 2013, it was ranked at number 392 on NME's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list.[18] In 2015, Fact placed it at number 30 on the "100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time" list.[19]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Polite Meeting (Intro)"2:16
2."Funky Voltron" (featuring Insight)2:16
3."I See Colours"2:30
4."Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme"2:55
5."Murder Mystery"2:02
6."Torture Chamber" (featuring Percee P)3:12
7."Making Planets" (featuring Mr. Lif)2:54
8."Time Out (Segue)"1:07
9."Rock and Roll" (featuring Dagha)3:16
10."Beauty"3:20
11."The Science of the Two" (featuring Insight)3:33
12."Smile"2:15
13."Promised Land"2:24

ChartsEdit

Chart Peak
position
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[4] 40
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[5] 37

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Serwer, Jesse (April 19, 2005). "Edan: Psychic Out". XLR8R. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ Rashbaum, Alyssa (March 28, 2005). "New Releases: Beanie Sigel, Will Smith, Game, Beck, The Bravery, Thrice & More". MTV. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Glazer, Joshua. "Beauty and the Beat – Edan". AllMusic. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50: 20 March 2005 - 26 March 2005". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 8, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40: 20 March 2005 - 26 March 2005". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 8, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b "Reviews for Beauty And The Beat by Edan". Metacritic. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ Endelman, Michael (March 28, 2005). "Beauty and the Beat". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ J-23 (March 22, 2005). "Edan - Beauty & The Beat". HipHopDX. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". Mojo (137): 102. April 2005. 
  10. ^ "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". NME: 51. March 26, 2005. 
  11. ^ a b Macia, Peter (April 18, 2005). "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". Q (225): 121. April 2005. 
  13. ^ Pemberton, Rollie (January 25, 2005). "Edan – The Beauty And The Beat – Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". Uncut (97): 110. June 2005. 
  15. ^ Smith, Craig (April 2005). "Edan – Beauty and the Beat". URB (125): 101. Archived from the original on March 13, 2006. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  16. ^ Rabin, Nathan (April 5, 2005). "Edan: Beauty And The Beat". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  17. ^ Follett, Nick (March 29, 2005). "Edan – Beauty and the Beat". XLR8R. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  18. ^ "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time: 400–301". NME. October 23, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  19. ^ "The 100 best indie hip-hop records of all time (page 72 of 101)". Fact. February 25, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2018. 

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