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The Roots - Phrenology album download
The Roots - Phrenology album download
Performer: The Roots
Title: Phrenology
Country: US
Released: 2002
Style: Conscious
Rating: 4.4/5
Format: MP3 FLAC RA MOD MP3 XM AAC MIDI DMF
FLAC size: 1313 mb | MP3 size: 1848 mb | WMA size: 1403 mb
Genre: Hip hop

Phrenology is the fifth studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released November 26, 2002, on MCA Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during June 2000 to September 2002. It was primarily produced by members of the band and features contributions from hip hop and neo soul artists such as Cody ChesnuTT, Musiq Soulchild, Talib Kweli, and Jill Scott.

Anticipated nearly as much as it was delayed, the proper studio follow-up, Phrenology, finally appeared in late 2002, after much perfectionist tinkering by the band - so much that the liner notes include recording dates (covering a span of two years) and, sometimes, histories for the individual tracks. Coffeehouse music programmers beware: Phrenology is not Things Fall Apart redux; it's a challenging, hugely ambitious opus that's by turns brilliant and bewildering, as it strains to push the very sound of hip-hop into the future.

Phrenology (2002) - download mp3 or listen online. On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood.

On Phrenology, they have 6 members. Only one is a rapper, and only one is a DJ. Apart from this, they've got a guitarist, a keyboard player, a drummer, and a bassist. Any assumption that all of them suck at their respective instruments and wouldn't last a day in a rock band is quelled by the fact that their guitarist, Ben Kenney, now plays bass full-time for Incubus. It's also proved wrong by their live shows, featuring lengthy virtuotic solo spots for each member. If you want to know more about this band, Phrenology is where you want to be. It's not The Roots' best album - that honour goes to Things Fall Apart - but it serves as the best introduction to their work; it's their most commercially friendly, punchy, instantly memorable album. That, and it's got one of the most spectacularly attention-grabbing opening sequences ever. Rock You is a fairly typical album opener - it's hard, catchy, and it hits big.

Phrenology is the fifth studio album by The Roots, released on November 26, 2002 through MCA Records. Featuring Amiri Baraka, Cody ChesnuTT, D’Angelo & 6 more. Producers Cody ChesnuTT, DJ Scratch, Grand Wizzards & 10 more. Writers Amiri Baraka, Ben Kenney, Black Thought & 19 more. Additional Vocals Alicia Keys, Hope Wilson & Tracey Moore.

The Roots – Phrenology Album Zip Download (14. 7MB) Songs are compressed with best possible compression by keeping maximum quality possible. Each track has same high quality 320kbps CBR format.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Phrentow
Cello – Ken Golder, Michelle Golder, Nuah Vi, Sarah ChuiFeaturing – Ursula RuckerProducer, Written-By – Omar EdwardsWritten-By – Thompson*, Ursula Rucker
0:20
2 Rock You
Producer – DJ ScratchWritten-By – Spizey*, Tariq Trotter
3:12
3 !!!!!
Written-By – Thompson*, Ben Kenney, Leonard Hubbard
0:24
4 Sacrifice
Co-producer – Kamal GrayFeaturing – Nelly FurtadoPiano [Rhodes] – Kamiah GrayProducer – Kamiah GrayWritten-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Leonard Hubbard, Tariq Trotter
4:44
5 Rolling With Heat
Featuring – Talib KweliProducer – The RootsVocals – Dice RawWritten-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Jenkins*, Kyle Jones, Greene*, Tariq Trotter
3:42
6 WAOK (AY) Rollcall
Featuring – Ursula RuckerWritten-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Leonard Hubbard
1:00
7 Thought @ Work
Featuring – Alicia KeysWritten-By – Thompson*, Ben Kenney, Gray*, Leonard Hubbard, Tariq Trotter
4:43
8 The Seed 2.0
Featuring, Guitar, Producer, Written-By – Cody ChesnuTTWritten-By – Tariq Trotter
4:27
9 Break You Off
Cello – Ken Golder, Michelle Golder, Nuah Vi, Sarah ChuiFeaturing – MusiqProducer – Kamal GrayStrings – James PoyserWritten-By – Thompson*, Ben Kenney, Jill Scott, Gray*, Jenkins*, Kyle Jones, Leonard Hubbard, M. Soulchild*, Tariq Trotter
7:27
Water (10:24)
10A The First Movement
Co-producer – KeloProducer – TahirWritten-By – Tariq Trotter, V. Williams
10B B. The Abyss / C. The Drowning
Guitar – James Blood Ulmer, Jeff Lee Johnson*Keyboards [Moog] – James PoyserOther [Thermion] – James GrayVocals – Hope WilsonWritten-By – Thompson*, Leonard Hubbard, Gray*, Ben Kenney
11 Quills
Producer – Karriem RigginsSaxophone [Uncredited] – Gary BarnacleTrombone [Uncredited] – Peter ThomsTrumpet [Uncredited] – John Thirkell, Luke TunneyVocals – Tracey MooreWritten-By – Karriem Riggins, Tariq Trotter
3:46
12 Pussy Galore
Producer – Scott Storch, Zoukhan*Vocals – Tracey MooreWritten-By – Scott Storch, Tariq Trotter
4:29
13 Complexity
Producer, Written-By – Omar EdwardsVocals, Written-By – Jill ScottWritten-By – Thompson*, Gray*, Leonard Hubbard, Tariq Trotter
4:47
14 Something In The Way Of Things (In Town)
Featuring – Amiri BarakaWritten-By – Thompson*, Amiri Baraka, Ben Kenney
6:45
15 Untitled (Approbativness) 2:00
16 Untitled (Combativness) 2:00
Locality (9:19)
17A Untitled 2:00
17B Rhymes & Ammo
Featuring [Uncredited] – Dice Raw, Talib Kweli
4:30
17C Thirsty! 2:49
18 Untitled (Eventuality) 0:05

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records
  • Copyright (c) – MCA Records
  • Record Company – UMG Recordings, Inc.
  • Made By – Disctronics, UK
  • Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Recorded At – Battery Studios, New York
  • Recorded At – A House Called ?uest
  • Recorded At – Motive Studios
  • Recorded At – Enterprise Studios
  • Recorded At – Encore Studios
  • Mixed At – Sterling Sound
  • Mixed At – The Studio
  • Mixed At – Sony Music Studios, New York City
  • Mixed At – Electric Lady Studios

Credits

  • Art Direction – Gravillis Inc.
  • Bass – Leonard Hubbard
  • Co-producer – The Grand Wizzards (tracks: 2, 10A, 11)
  • Design – Kenny Gravillis, Matt Taylor
  • Drums, Percussion – ?uestlove*
  • Guitar, Vocals – Ben Kenney
  • Illustration – Tom "Evil Prints" Huck*
  • Keyboards – Kamal*
  • Keyboards [Arp] – Omar Edwards (tracks: 1, 9, 13)
  • Lead Vocals – Black Thought
  • Mastered By – Chris Gehringer, Tom Coyne
  • Percussion – Frank "Knuckles" Walker (tracks: 5, 6, 9, 10B, 11)
  • Producer – Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson (tracks: 1, 7, 8, 13), The Grand Wizzards (tracks: 1, 3 to 9, 10B, 13 to 18)
  • Turntables – Scratch
  • Vocals – Malik B., Rahzel

Notes

Tracks 15, 16, 17A & 18 are just silence, track 17 consists of two actual tracks.
Track 11 contains a sample of ''Breakout'' by Swing Out Sister .

℗ 2002 MCA Records. © 2002 MCA Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 08811 29962 0
  • Barcode (String): 008811299620
  • Label Code: LC 01056
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout: DISCTRONICS 1129962 04
  • Matrix / Runout (Moulded): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 04H3

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
088 112 996-2 The Roots Phrenology ‎(CD, Album) MCA Records 088 112 996-2 US 2002
113 138-0 The Roots Phrenology ‎(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL + Ltd) MCA Records 113 138-0 Europe 2002
FPBCD 366 The Roots Phrenology ‎(CD, Album) MCA Records FPBCD 366 South Africa 2002
112 996-4 The Roots Phrenology ‎(Cass, Album) MCA Records 112 996-4 Thailand 2002
112 996-2 The Roots Phrenology ‎(CD, Album) MCA Records 112 996-2 Mexico 2002