Common The Dreamer / The Believer

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CD Details

  • Released: December 19, 2011
  • Label: Think Common

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.57
3 stars out of 5 -- "No I.D., who produced all of Common's ninth album, grounds the songs with a steady bass and drums rumble..."
Spin - p.79
"[T]he sunny, swaggering 'Blue Sky' chops ELO into a pulsing Technicolor beater. 'Sweet' is downright shocking -- a fiercely growled dis aimed at an unspecific singer-rapper."
Entertainment Weekly - p.73
"[He] manages to turn a sample of ELO's 'Mr. Blue Sky' into an elbow-throwing banger." -- Grade: A-
Billboard (p.16) - "The track 'Sweet' is pure anger, while 'Gold' positions Common as a deliverer with a messianic mission. But even though his chin is out Common also wears his heart on his sleeve in these 12 tracks..."
Paste (magazine) - "[The album] shows Common as one of the greatest rappers out of Chicago, both influencing and being influenced by the likes of Kanye West and Rhymefest."
Pitchfork (Website) - "[The album] occasionally recalls the rough humanity and humble thoughtfulness of his still-untouchable mid-90s classics RESURRECTION and ONE DAY IT'LL ALL MAKE SENSE."

Tracks:

  • 1.The Dreamer
  • 2.Ghetto Dreams
  • 3.Blue Sky
  • 4.Sweet
  • 5.Gold
  • 6.Lovin' I Lost
  • 7.Raw (How You Like It)
  • 8.Cloth
  • 9.Celebrate
  • 10.Windows
  • 11.The Believer
  • 12.Pops Belief

Product Description:

Audio Mixer: Rob Kinelski.
Recording information: 4220 Studios, Hollywood, CA; Dirty Laboratory Studio, Denver, CO; East West Studios, Hollywood, CA; Homeschool Studios, New York, NY; Record One Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA.
Photographer: Steven Taylor .
On The Dreamer/The Believer, Common works extensively with producer and fellow Chicagoan No I.D. for the first time since 1997's One Day It'll All Make Sense. The album's title is reflected in a set of uplifting, positive material, and there are only three guests: Maya Angelou (on the opening "The Dreamer"), Nas (on the lead single "Ghetto Dreams"), and John Legend (on "The Believer").
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  • UPC: 093624953883
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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