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Personal Journals Explicit Lyrics


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 4 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Anticon
  • ASIN: B000063Y38
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,158 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Crack Pipes
2. Different
3. Personal Journalist
4. Inherited Scars
5. Climb Trees
6. Broken Wings
7. The Strange Famous Mullet Remover
8. Smoke & Mirrors
9. Message Sent
10. Eviction Notice
11. Pitchers Of Silence
12. Specialist
13. Hopeless
14. Kill ya' Momz
15. Black Sweatshirt
16. Cup of Tea
17. My Name Is Strange
18. Runaways

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--This text refers to the LP Record edition.

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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By A Customer on June 14 2004
Format: Audio CD
Most rebukes to the beardo consensus regarding Anticon etc consist of some chimp writing "I H8 WACK NERD RAPPAS" or something, giving the chin-stroker an even greater feeling of superiority. Hopefully my own diatribe will redress the balance (slightly).
I remember a conversation once where I was discussing the relative merits of the Anticon collective and the rest of the "intelligent" rap fraternity (Anti Pop Consortium, Aesop Rock etc.). I recall having difficulty articulating my guttural distaste for their releases, feebly mumbling some c**p about them being big girl's blouses (in the case of Anticon) and pretentious waffle-mercahants (APC and Aesop). Anyway, after some thought I seem to have come to the root of the problem: the majority of the lyrics are pretentious gibberish; and most of the beats are lame.
According to one chin-stroker, interpreting this music is like unpeeling an onion: "the outside looks normal, the beats are hip-hop, the pace is hip-hop. peel the thin outer skin. there's more. a whole new layer. more intricate. more complex.... listen more. strip off another skin. it gets deeper. and deeper." Now let's examine this hyperbole further. Allow me to quote some examples, posted by fans on Amazon, of their heroes' lyrical genius:
Aesop Rock
"Walking like a jabberwalkie scalping a one-way pair of tickets to shadowboxing"
'Ping Pong(the Return)' by Anti Pop Consortium
"My symphonic monopoly philosophy/sloppily etches notes akwardly/a quarter to three/brass amp with a gas lamp/white wig slang Wolfgang/English chamber orchestrating a deadly banger/cliffhanger"
Take a moment to ponder these words....What the hell is this supposed to mean? You seriously could not make this s**t up - it is truly beyond parody.
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Format: Audio CD
talk about being a concious emcee, sage francis is something beyond concious. his title says it all...Sage...he truly is one. and his album title is self explanatory..."personal journals." truly, no album gets as personal as this album and i doubt any album will EVER come close to the level of connection the sage gives to his fans. some songs will make you made, some songs will make you cry, some songs will make you want to kill yourself, and all the songs will make you think. you have to keep your attention on the song, miss one word and you'll most likely be lost in the story the good sage is trying to tell. his beats create the atmosphere of his song for the most part. if you are really sure, but want to demo sage francis...get the song personal journalist. he can rhyme, he can flow, he can spit, he does it all. sage francis' "personal journals" made me appriciate real music...not just rap not just hip hop, but music. this man makes music, he makes hip hop music. i think that's the most important thing you will get from this album. real music, true and deep lyrics from the heart and soul. he'll touch you...and remember..."if any of you guys call me francis...i'll kill ya."
big ups to my man javid for showing me the light of Sage Francis.
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Format: Audio CD
complicated, intricate, and deep lyrics. it's like an onion. the outside looks normal, the beats are hip-hop, the pace is hip-hop. peel the thin outer skin. there's more. a whole new layer. more intricate. more complex. if you've listened any deeper than that first skin you know it isn't mainstream. it isn't thugs and gangstas and guns. it's thoughts, emotions, situations, it's more than most music can be. carefully remove the second skin. getting raw. there's more. these lyrics mean something. they mean a lot. rip into the next skin. getting bitter. it cuts deep. it strikes home. you feel his life. listen more. strip off another skin. it gets deeper. and deeper.
every track sage throws at you is more than you can take, cuz the next time you hear it, you're gonna hear something you didn't hear before. and it'll happen every time. each layer is tucked away, deep inside another, you'll never get past the lyrics on this album. there's always gonna be a new take on his words. i dig it.
and, this being a review, i ought to mention that i personally am not at all one to listen to hip hop. but i was exposed to atmosphere a while back, and i've been venturing into similar bands since. so even if you happened on this review, don't know why you're here, and don't care for hip hop, i suggest you still listen to this CD. it'll probably make you realise that there is much more to music than just what you're used to.
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By "kenfield4" on Oct. 4 2003
Format: Audio CD
this is deffinately the best CD i have to date. every lyric is well thought out, every song great and serves a purpose on the album. each song on ths album is there for a reasone even my least favorite track "Kill your Momz" does serve a its own purpose that completes this album. it is not a good one to dance to simply because the lyrics are thought provoking and it is difficult to dance while you are contemplating his use of metaphore. but thats ok because this album is NOT DESIGNED FOR DANCING. it is Sage expressing himself NOT A PARTY MIX. The lyrics are deliverd amazingly well and the beats aren't that bad (they could be better in some cases but he chose to use these to express himself).
the only dissapointment is the exclussion of Makeshift Patriot. probably the song that attracted most of his newer fans. but it is a politically charged song and doesn't belong on this album.
i recommend this to anyone who wants to see the amazing potential hip hop has as an artistic outlet. something that goes beyond dis tracks, battles, and self endoresment.
if you want a party mix go somewhere else.
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