My Way (Akufen album)

My Way is the debut studio album by Akufen, an alias of electronic musician Marc Leclair. The album was released by Force Inc. Records on May 14, 2002. The album has over 2000 samples of radio feed on it.[1]

My Way
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 14, 2002 (2002-05-14)
Genre
Length70:16
LabelForce Inc.
ProducerMarc Leclair
Akufen chronology
My Way
(2002)
Fabric 17
(2004)
Singles from My Way
  1. "Deck the House"
    Released: 2002
  2. "My Way"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
Muzik4/5 stars[4]
NME8/10[5]
Now4/5[6]
Pitchfork6.8/10[7]
Stylus MagazineB+[8]
Uncut3.5/5 stars[9]

Critical receptionEdit

Andy Kellman of AllMusic described the album as "a terrifically delightful, upbeat record, tipsy with buoyant basslines, swooning textures, and unorthodox hooks."[2] Olli Siebelt of BBC said, "My Way manages to walk a fine line between full-on commercial sensibility and left-field experimentation and yet somehow pulls off both simultaneously with no compromise on either side."[10]

The album was listed on The Wire's "2002 Rewind" list.[11] It was named the 12th best album of the decade by Resident Advisor.[1] In 2015, it was named the 81st greatest dance album of all time by Thump.[12]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Marc Leclair.

No.TitleLength
1."Even White Horizons"5:28
2."Installation"8:04
3."Skidoos"8:58
4."Deck the House"6:05
5."Wet Floors"6:18
6."Heaven Can Wait"5:05
7."In Dog We Trust"7:37
8."Jeep Sex"6:06
9."Late Night Munchies"10:02
10."My Way"6:29
Total length:70:16

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the original edition's liner notes.

  • Marc Leclair – production
  • Marc Hohmann – art direction, design
  • Akiko Tsuji – art direction, design

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. January 25, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "My Way – Akufen". AllMusic. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Hermes, Will (June 21, 2002). "My Way". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Green, Thomas H. (July 2002). "Akufen: My Way (Force Inc.)". Muzik (86): 110.
  5. ^ "Akufen: My Way". NME: 29. June 15, 2002.
  6. ^ Boles, Benjamin (May 23, 2002). "Akufen". Now. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Richardson, Mark (July 29, 2002). "Akufen: My Way". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  8. ^ Mueller, Gavin (September 1, 2003). "Akufen – My Way – Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "Akufen: My Way". Uncut (63): 97. August 2002.
  10. ^ Siebelt, Olli (2002). "Akufen My Way Review". BBC. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "2002 Rewind". The Wire. December 2007. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time". Thump. July 14, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2017.

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