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Rome (Armand Hammer album)

Rome (sometimes stylized as ROME) is the second studio album by American hip hop group Armand Hammer.[2] It was released via Backwoodz Studioz in 2017.[3]

Rome
Rome - Armand Hammer.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 3, 2017 (2017-11-03)[1]
GenreHip hop
Length43:31
LabelBackwoodz Studioz
ProducerMessiah Musik, August Fanon, Fresh Kills, High Priest, Kenny Segal, Jpegmafia
Armand Hammer chronology
Race Music
(2013)
Rome
(2017)
Paraffin
(2018)

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Imposefavorable[4]
Pitchfork8.1/10[5]
Vulturefavorable[6]

Phillip Mlynar of Pitchfork gave the album an 8.1 out of 10, writing, "the two emcees have delved deeper and burrowed further into the leftfield, carving out a shadowy nook that not only shuns the commercial trappings of the mainstream but also moves on from the boom-bap theology that can plague these kinds of records."[5] Paul Thompson of Vulture gave the album a favorable review, saying, "Rome, their newest record, is also their best, a master class in style and form, and a pointed look at the grand and tiny grasps for power people make every day, from private property seizures to nationalist Facebook rants."[6] He added, "It's a record that fully utilizes each artist's greatest strengths, and stands up to any rap album released in 2017."[6] Charles Aaron of City Pages described the album as "a grimly volatile, frightfully insightful spew of epic-poem proportions."[7]

Tom Breihan of Stereogum placed it at number 28 on the "40 Best Rap Albums of 2017" list.[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Pakistani Brain"Messiah Musik2:18
2."Dead Money"Messiah Musik3:31
3."Tread Lightly"August Fanon3:10
4."Carnies" (featuring Mach-Hommy)Messiah Musik2:25
5."Dry Ice"Fresh Kills2:35
6."Microdose" (featuring Quelle Chris)August Fanon4:02
7."Fanon's Ghost"August Fanon2:42
8."Shammgod" (featuring Denmark Vessey)High Priest4:00
9."Stole"Messiah Musik3:05
10."It Was Written"August Fanon2:27
11."Dianetics" (featuring Curly Castro)Messiah Musik3:39
12."Pergamum"Kenny Segal3:43
13."Barbarians"Jpegmafia4:15
14."Overseas (Epilogue)"August Fanon1:39

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Armand Hammer - Rome (Vinyl)". Backwoodz Studioz. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  2. ^ LeSuer, Mike (February 20, 2018). "Things Called "Arm and Hammer," Ranked". Flood Magazine. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Breihan, Tom (December 11, 2017). "The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017". Stereogum. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  4. ^ G, Andre (November 3, 2017). "Armand Hammer, Rome". Impose. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Mlynar, Phillip (November 13, 2017). "Armand Hammer: Rome". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c Thompson, Paul (November 21, 2017). "Armand Hammer's Rome Is a Gritty Rap Album for the Modern Era". Vulture. New York. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  7. ^ Aaron, Charles (January 2, 2018). "20 great songs and albums that 2017's best-of lists forgot". City Pages. Retrieved January 21, 2019.

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