Phrenology

The Roots - Phrenology
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Based on 12 reviews
2002 Ratings: #24 / 185
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Based on 111 ratings
2002 Ratings: #39
November 26, 2002 / Release Date
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MCA / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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nemgax
81
The seed is a baby making anthem
HHGA
81
Hoping to capitalize on the breakout success of Things Fall Apart, The Roots dropped Phrenology in 2002. Mixing Hip Hop and soul with bits of jazz and rock, with Phrenology The Roots delivered a well-rounded project that becomes more and more enjoyable with each listen, an album that provides the listener with a new direction that relies less on just Hip Hop, and more on the creative and musical influences that drive The Roots as a whole. From the strangely catchy “The Seed 2.0” to ... read more
Doofy
68
Meh, not 100% sure of this one from the usually very dependable The Roots.
aronmace
81
In town.....
bastosjose
85
Fav Tracks: Sacrifice, The Seed (2.0), Break You Off, Pussy Galore, Complexity, Rhymes And Ammo
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Track List

  1. Phrentrow 
  2. Rock You 
  3. Sacrifice (feat. Nelly Furtado) 
  4. Rolling With Heat (feat. Talib Kweli) 
  5. WAOK Roll Call 
  6. Thought At Work 
  7. The Seed 2.0 (feat. Cody Chestnutt) 
  8. Break You Off (feat. Musiq) 
  9. Water 
  10. Quills 
  11. Pussy Galore 
  12. Complexity (feat. Jill Scott) 
  13. Something In The Way Of Things [In Town] (feat. Amiri Baraka)
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