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1. A Tale Of Apes I & II
2. A Tale Of Apes II
3. Middleclass Stomp
4. Middleclass Kill
5. Midas Gutz
6. Bed To The Bills
7. The Mercury Craze
8. Bed To The Bills
9. Return Of The Vein
10. Call To Dive
11. The Ends

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Incredible Oct. 4 2006
By Etc - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Probably even more diverse and genre-defying than their previous (incredibly underrated) album, this goes somewhere that music really hasn't gone before. I'm not sure how to describe it, but there's the same feel to it, with a new and more developed personality this time around. I just bought it today, but I've been listening to it non-stop. It's definitely the best album I've heard this year, and it was well worth the wait.

The songs shift moods and styles so much it can make your head spin, but in the end you really feel as though you've gone thorugh something epic; a kind of adventurous album that people don't seem to make anymore. If you're familiar with the new single The Mercury Craze, you've probably got an idea for where the album's going, but don't expect ten more tracks like it. If anything, it's the "catchy" 80's discoey song, and it stands out on that note (and operates as a solid single in that light).

This is a brilliant album, and a (relievingly) worth follow up to the amazing New White album. Another thing worth noting is the production, which is perfect this time around. Even if this isn't "your thing," you'll have a hard time brushing it off or ignoring how unique and imaginitive it is.

It's part hip hop, part electronic idm/downtempo, part rock... completely impossible to accurately describe as it demands your attention on so many levels. Here's to hoping that their signing to EMI/Astralwerks brings some more deserved attention to this band.

PS: Doseone's a genius.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Another Adventure with Hour Hero Yes Dec 23 2006
By F. Curt Allday - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I cannot tell you how inspirational and new this band's sound is- it is a very great leap in hip hop- but some may label this as a branch of rap rock, and they couldn't be quite so wrong in trying to label them as such (i think Spin did and i almost laughed).

This is an ambitious work, a companion to A New White, and the middle chapter in its trilogy following the white rapper from California, Hour Hero Yes. The LP's were designed to become a board game that rapper, Adam or Doseone had comprised in 2002. Every song has its moments, each building to volcanic eruption laying a flow so defined with so much distinction and personality, that I can't think of an MC able to hang with the creativity, pace, and melody of Dose. The production is insane and has welcomed incorporation of past demos from band mate Dax, who was tragically paralyzed last year. That special experience and more money has enabled this group to present such biting tracks as "midas gutz (about celebrities emptying their intestines in some twisted new age reality game with celebrities from Ice Cube- back when he was hard), "return of the vein," the single, Mercury Craze, and Middleclass Kill/Stomp.

The album is not meant to be cut into singles but an entire experience. I recommend listening to A New White and For Hero : For Fool in succession. I also recommend cLOUDDEAD, Ten, for further exploration of the many styles of Dose and anticon (although subtle is not an anticon release).

For me, I felt this was album of the year, due to the progressive nature and the pure ambitiousness using the genre.

This is a possible future for hip hop. Do yourself a favor, get this album now.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
beautifully psychotic March 19 2007
By jakemeoff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
definately one of my favorite cd's of all time. however, it did take me about 3 or four times around to actually love it. you have to kind of grasp the feeling of story first. sometimes the singing can be a little annoying,(i dont know if that is intentional or not)but the lyrics always make up for it. as usual, dose takes the listener on a ride into his skitzo-like, word painter rantings. scripting, yet another, chapter in his story(later to made into a board game)about the depressions of trying to live with the humans as an alien and such. his delivery is amazing, and i think he gets better at singing all the time. the music is freakish. i hate labeling it with genres, so ill just say it's like tool and pink floyd having a kid, and then that kid blows it up in outkast, and their baby would kind of resemble subtle.
wow Jan. 17 2010
By John Jilly Wilkinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
first introduced to Doseone through his project with Boom Bip (loved it). then...

i........... heard this and just didnt know what to say. didnt stop listening to this album since it came out for a very very VERY long time. it is so addicting. every song is so perfect and amazing. this band.... 6 gods dare i say. i've never been so addicted to an album. after i heard this ALL music i heard for the next month wasnt even music. this was the only thing i could listen to.

if you've read some of my other reviews you're probably thinking "this guy has said that on a few other ones" but 1. i dont review albums that arent just pure amazing because i dont want to waste time writing reviews on albums that are just ok. i only write reviews on things i think deserve it and this one deserves perhaps
2. i dont know where they came up with this.... but i.... i dont know how to describe it. redefined music for me.
Brilliant!!! July 22 2007
By Eddie Wannabee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I agree with each and every review posted for this band. Subtle's "For Hero: For Fool" is an impressive album from beginning to end. I would rate it a 4.5 Stars but since there is only increments of one I gladly step the rating to 5 stars. I have not heard such brilliant display of talent, such a consistent and satisfying material since I can remember. I am thrilled to own this album! I find it deep lyrically, immensely talented musically so what else can I wish for? Not a thing! I am so very happy I came accross Subtle, wishing I can learn more about them and I will (AMG seems to be the place to research a little bit further) but I will say this and then go: The album is Brilliant! "For Hero: For Fool" by Subtle dignifies anyone's collection of great music! What a band!