• Record Label: Mush
  • Release Date: Mar 16, 2004
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. DonW
    Apr 13, 2004
    9
    I'm really at a loss for the critical indifference/ dismissal of this record that I see so many places. It IS a fun record. I like it. My friends like it. Do I know what any of the songs are about? Does that matter? It's a disjointed, fragmented sound collage with some nice pop hooks that is, at worst, a little too self-referential and goofy. It's really good, though.
  2. johnnyf
    Mar 20, 2004
    8
    "Ten" feels more like a continuation of cLOUDEAD's first selftitled album. It does have a much different, more refined approach, however. For those expecting more 'song-within-a-song' tracks consisting of quick vocal interplay between Dose and Why, the listener might be dissappointed. But their new approach is one that quickly grows on the listener. This could be through "Ten" feels more like a continuation of cLOUDEAD's first selftitled album. It does have a much different, more refined approach, however. For those expecting more 'song-within-a-song' tracks consisting of quick vocal interplay between Dose and Why, the listener might be dissappointed. But their new approach is one that quickly grows on the listener. This could be through the combination of brilliant production, ethereal lyrics, and tricky wordplay. Although it is a new style, 'Ten' is one of early 2004's finest releases. Any fan of the Anticon collective will find this release as engaging as any previous Anticon recordings. Expand
  3. holliehorror
    Jan 28, 2005
    10
    This is such an amazing cd! The album is a book for my ears.
  4. JeffM.
    Jul 27, 2005
    10
    re-Joyce my ears! This album reminds me of all those strange noises you make as a kid, trying harmonies and variations to create a moment that happens and dies forever in your back yard. (Other people did that, right?) This work -all of cLOUDDEAD's work- uses thoughts as the palette, and (some would argue) hip-hop as the medium. I prefer not to stuff this in a genre, I think the re-Joyce my ears! This album reminds me of all those strange noises you make as a kid, trying harmonies and variations to create a moment that happens and dies forever in your back yard. (Other people did that, right?) This work -all of cLOUDDEAD's work- uses thoughts as the palette, and (some would argue) hip-hop as the medium. I prefer not to stuff this in a genre, I think the pressure of that, the expectations of that could be what caused cLOUDDEAD to end. "Our Name" is a shameless, somewhat veiled statement of "screw off, we're done then." I often wonder why... but I hear it was to save their friendship, not being pushed over the edge by fans/pans/critics. Either way, this album made me even more sad they're gone. It's top notch. Expand
  5. bozzobob
    Sep 28, 2005
    10
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Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. This is hip-hop for post-rock fans and vice versa.
  2. It’s so intriguing that I continually find myself tuning and listening to it over and over again.
  3. 80
    Closer in spirit to Matmos' The Civil War than to any rap record, Ten dares you to let your inner child out to play. [Mar 2004, p.108]