Everything Is Recorded - FRIDAY FOREVER
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #305 / 399
User Score
Based on 32 ratings
2020 Ratings: #698
April 3, 2020 / Release Date
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XL / Label
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Everything Is Recorded is the moniker of Richard Russell, music Producer and the owner of the label XL Recordings, and is specifically the name Russell uses for his own solo material. His most famous production work is Gil Scott-Heron's final album I'm New Here, co-production on Jamie xx's remix We're New Here and co-production with Damon Albarn on both Bobby Womack's final album The Bravest Man in the Universe and Albarn's solo project Everyday Robots.
Russell's idea for EIS is very similar to ... read more
I was very surprised and delighted after listening to this album. I'd never heard of Everything Is Recorded prior to this listen, but I did know that they were U.K. based. I'm usually not the biggest fan of U.K. music, but this was different. This album was able to take multiple genres and blend it into a coherent project. All of the tracks brought something new to the table while progressing through a storyline, the ideal ingredients for a perfect album. However, this isn't perfect by any ... read more
Genre: Experimental Hip-Hop
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 54% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 366th / 492

Highlight: 10:51 PM / THE NIGHT

Made me think of:
Tyler, the Creator
Moses Sumney
Tame Impala
Sampling legend and producer extraordinaire, Richard Russell is back! Back with another mixtape under the project name Everything Is Recorded, RR has given us a masterclass in production whilst collaborating with other iconic figures in the music game such as infinite Coles and Ghostface killer of wu-tang clan.
This experimental hiphop record may not feature the greatest lyrical pieces but delivery is just perfect, this album does not lack perfect beats and exciting yet strange and ... read more
Aside from the nice outro this whole album feels like a mess. It's hard to keep up with the story when the storytelling was handed to different feature artists in every song.
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Track List

  1. 09:46 PM / EVERY FRIDAY THEREAFTER (Intro) [feat. Maria Somerville & Berwyn]
  2. 10:51 PM / THE NIGHT (feat. Berwyn & Maria Somerville)
  3. 12:12 AM / PATIENTS (FUCKING UP A FRIDAY) [feat. Aitch & Infinite Coles]
  4. 01:32 AM / WALK ALONE (feat. Infinite Coles & Berwyn)
  6. 03:15 AM / CAVIAR (feat. Ghostface Killah & Infinite Coles)
  7. 04:21 AM / THAT SKY (feat. Maria Somerville & James Massiah)
  8. 05:10 AM / DREAM I NEVER HAD (feat. A.K. Paul)
  9. 09:35 AM / PRETENDING NOTHINGS WRONG (feat. Kean Kavanagh)
  10. 10:02 AM / BURNT TOAST (feat. Berwyn & A.K. Paul)
  11. 11:55 AM / THIS WORLD (feat. Infinite Coles & Maria Somerville)
  12. 11:59 AM / CIRCLES (Outro) [feat. Penny Rimbaud]
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Added on: February 25, 2020