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  • Audio CD (10 Mar. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tomlab
  • ASIN: B0011FMJMU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,740 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jakob Villien on 14 Mar. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Don't be fooled; This isn't hip-hop. It's not electronica either. It certainly isn't indie rock. It's not even a mix of these things, it's something different. Take one song out and play it to someone, and they might give you a genre label, but play them the next and they're lost. That is not really why it's great. It's not because it's different that it's great. It just is. A wonderfully funky, bubbling, depressing and beautiful record all at once.

When I first heard Oaklandasulazylum I thought it was really interesting, but I couldn't take it all in one sitting. With Elephant Eyelash I was in love, and I think this new record is lots better. It will no doubt continue to grow on me with every listen. I can't even begin to recite the lyrics, as they are too goddam fantastic. They don't really make much sence in the first listen, but they seem to give an emotional ballast to the record, whereas per first listen you are sort of appalled by the topics and the things touched upon, but there is so much beauty in all of it. It all adds up and makes sence, if you don't tear it apart with overanalysis.

Wow.

It is just one of those wird glipses in the music engine that somehow came to be, well, a blessing for the originality in future music. I really wish there was a higher rating than five stars. '

Okay just a few lyrics:
- If I remain lost and die on a cross, at least I wasn't born in a manger.
- Even though I haven't seen you in years, yours is the funeral I'd fly to from anywhere.
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A great album, part rap part indie I guess and slightly electronic all with great lines and hooks, melodic crazy NYC. Saw these in Leeds at the Brudenell, great show with Yoni talking to the audience and signing autographs afterwards. Great album covers too, though perhaps the titles could be improved (Alopecia?, Mumps?)
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ms. K. L. Carman on 16 May 2008
Format: Audio CD
I bought this cd because a friend told me to. I dont normally do this, but this friend said i would love it. So i bought it without hearing any of their songs, or knowing what they were about. So i was so excited when it arrived in the post, as soon as i put it on i knew my friend was right! i fell in love with it and havent listened to anything else all week. This is the only review ive ever written on amazon aswell, i need people to know how good this album is! Its hard to describe the type of music, but that is a good thing ! it doesnt have a genre or a style, it just is what it is. I think you should do what i did and just buy it, you'll love it !
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1 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kerouac fan on 5 Jun. 2008
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Ms K L Carman sounds like a record company exec. writing to promote his/her product. But she's right about one thing - it is the best thing you'll hear this year! Like her friend I recommended Alopecia to all my friends - and they all hate it. But what do they know? What can you expect to hear? - think Talking Heads with heart/soul, and you'll have a quarter of it. Why? are cutting new ground, there's an intelligence at work here, I find them the most interesting band going.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
"To those last ten years, I've been howling at a paper moon." 30 May 2008
By Kevin Satterwhite - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It's amazing how much Anticon as a group of artists and label have grown. I remember being a fan of Yoni Wolf many years ago when he was more of an impact behind the scenes rather than center stage. Back when he was the sole individual under the moniker Why?, Dose One was way too eccentric, and Sole was the stud of Anticon.

For those completely unfamiliar with Anticon, Yoni or Why?. Anticon is an indepedent label in which Yoni Wolf started with others and still maintains today. Why? is an experimental electronic band (they're not hip hop), which of course is on the Anticon label. The base of their music is electronics and they experiment with vocals, lyrics, timing, and rhythms. Usually, it's quite serendipitous. I'm all about allowing artists the freedom to experiment how they desire, it's the greatest element of Indie music.

Why? still represents Yoni Wolf but not solely. Why? is now a three piece act, which includes Yoni's brother, Josiah Wolf, and friend, Doug McDiarmid. With the addition of these band mates, Why? is showing it's diversity and maturation.

Three years ago, "Elephant Eyelash" was their first collective release and is still amazing. "Alopecia" (which is a medical term for baldness) is definitely a positive leap forward for the band. This release is by far more cohesive, accessible, catchy, melodic, constant, you name it. It's better. Some of Why?s best songs are featured here. I can even go as far to say that Why? have finally outdone Subtle this year. Subtle of course being a surprisingly popular experimental band by Dose One (Yoni's partner in cLOUDEAD and an original Anticon member). While neither are in competition of each other, it's very noteworthy as Dose One has been a beneficiary of boost in fame these past few years. Perhaps, now it is Yoni and Why?s turn in the spotlight. I think so....

Standouts are: "A Sky For Shoeing Horses Under", "The Vowels, Pt. 2", "The Hollow", "By Torpedo or Crohn's", "Simeon's Dilemma", "Good Friday", among others.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
mix-and-match experiments 3 April 2008
By David M. Madden - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Yoni Wolf aka Why? mastermind, once a force in the juggernaut "hip-hop" outfit cLOUDDEAD (someone once said "they are to hip-hop as Nirvana is to, say, the blues"), returns with more of the same obtuse songwriting he has displayed since he began. He can create interest out of nothing, offering commentary on the minutia of everything from kitchen towels to white-boy auto-erotic literature ("only look at black and Puerto-Rican porno/'cuz they want something that their dad don't got") to sleeping positions, all subjects he flits between in a stream-of-consciousness fashion. Together with Andrew Broder and Austin Brown, Wolf complements his words with a mélange of hip-hop, new wave and twang, the trio capably realizing all sorts of mix-and-match experiments. After dozens of solo and group releases, Why? still manages to work a niche that thrives on ambiguity, forged ingenuity and unassuming trinkets, their own genre that only they know how to work.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Why? 2.0 18 May 2008
By Memento Mori - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Why? really out-did themselves with this album's great, sometimes darkly humorous lyrics and catchy beats.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Why? are so amazing, most people will never even know what they missed 28 April 2008
By Thaddeus Burns - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Why? are certainly not mainstream. Bizarre cover art, and weird cryptic lyrics set to rap mixed with indie rock? That won't be getting played on the radio. But it's a fresh sound that doesn't get boring after repeated listens, full of interesting lyrics and melodies that keep you interested. It all sounds very personal.

I can tell you that you will get more value out of this one record than anything the mainstream artists will squeeze out this year.

Also, find Boards of Canada's remix of "Good Friday" if you can. It's just amazing.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Breathtaking!! 1 May 2008
By Jason Harrington - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is the modern day equivalent of Paul Simon's first album. The lyrics put the whole world's skeletons on display in the most subtle and intimate way imaginable. Not only that, but Wolf & co seem to have Paul Simon's uncanny knack for weaving strong beats with layers of harmonized vocals and acoustic guitar. Truly a magnificent example of the best songwriting 2008 has to offer, thus far.
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