Splendor & Misery

Splendor & Misery
Clipping. - Splendor & Misery.jpg
Studio album by Clipping
Released September 9, 2016
Genre Experimental hip hop
Length 37:02
Label Sub Pop, Deathbomb Arc
Producer William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
Clipping chronology
Wriggle
(2016)
Splendor & Misery
(2016)
Singles from Splendor & Misery
  1. "Baby Don't Sleep"
    Released: July 26, 2016
  2. "Air 'Em Out"
    Released: August 23, 2016
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (76/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork (5.3/10)[3]

Splendor & Misery is the second studio album by experimental hip hop group Clipping, released on September 9, 2016. The music video for "Baby Don't Sleep" was released on July 26, 2016.[4] The second single and music video "Air 'Em Out" was released on August 24, 2016.[5]

The album, with a mix of futuristic and classical instrumentation, tells the story of an enslaved person, referred to as Cargo #2331, in the future in outer space. Some of the songs also feature guest vocals from gospel group Take 6.

The album was nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form).[6]

Track listingEdit

No. Title Length
1. "Long Way Away (Intro)" 1:05
2. "The Breach" 0:56
3. "All Black" 6:15
4. "Interlude 01 (Freestyle)" 1:35
5. "Wake Up" 2:05
6. "Long Way Away" 1:30
7. "Interlude 02 (Numbers)" 1:04
8. "True Believer" 3:44
9. "Long Way Away (Instrumental)" 0:51
10. "Air 'Em Out" 3:50
11. "Interlude 03 (Freestyle)" 1:09
12. "Break the Glass" 2:21
13. "Story 5" 3:04
14. "Baby Don't Sleep" 3:07
15. "A Better Place" 4:26
Total length: 37:02

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reviews for Splendor & Misery by Clipping". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-09-09. 
  2. ^ Paul Simpson. "Splendor & Misery – clipping.". Retrieved 2016-09-09. 
  3. ^ Mehan Jayasuriya. "clipping.: Splendor & Misery Album Review". Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  4. ^ Sheldon Pearce, "clipping. Announce New Album, Share 'Baby Don't Sleep' Video: Watch", Pitchfork, July 26, 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
  5. ^ Sub Pop Records, "Clipping. – Air 'Em Out [OFFICIAL VIDEO"], YouTube, August 23, 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  6. ^ "2017 Hugo Awards", The Hugo Awards, April 04, 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-04.

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