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Breaking Kayfabe [VINYL] [CD]

Cadence Weapon Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Cadence Weapon continues to firmly establish his legacy as a sonic pioneer while constantly pushing the rap and electronic music envelope. Following his critically acclaimed, Polaris Music Prize nominated albums Breaking Kayfabe and Afterparty Babies and a two year term as Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, he returns with a brand new album, Hope In Dirt City out on Upper Class Recordings on May ... Read more in Amazon's Cadence Weapon Store

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  • Audio CD (13 Mar 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Upper Class Rec
  • ASIN: B000NTPGCU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,589,443 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 4 Jun 2008
Format:Audio CD
This Album had me listening to it for months on end i i still find bits that suprise and delight me.

This is first and fore-most a rap album, but where it differs from the often stereotyped genre is its use of electroni noise and distorted melodies. The lyrics themselves are far more "real" as they descibe life in a way that everyone born after 1985 can relate too. I know that this sounds like a cliche but truly it is fantastic.

I would recomend this album to almost anybody even those who have the opposite taste in music. This gets my highest recommendation as does the brilliant after party babies (the second album)as i don't like rap music as a general rule i'm far more noise,post rock and punk inclined so for this to be one of if not my favourite albums is truly special.

This is a great album with great ideas and and great promise for the future, have a listen and enjoy I urge you do not miss one of the defining albums of the last few years if not the decade. i hope this was helpfull.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great find 15 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
Only "I'll Sleep When You're Dead" by El-P is a better hip-hop album so far in 2007, although Aesop Rock might have a few things to say about that come August. Breaking Kayfabe is a guy from Edmonton, Canada who produces his own incredible beats with that warped electronic kind of sound of which the aformentioned El-P is a master. The lyrics are tight and touch on themes from wack emcees to anti-globalisation. This is an extremely fresh sounding album from a very promising talent (a desperate rarity in today's hip-hop), and anyone who's ever played the videogame Silent Hill will go crazy for Track 3 as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars you will listen to this every day! 10 July 2012
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So Anti-pop-consortium meets EL-P in a seedy nightclub where the music sucks, they adjourn to the alley for a knee trembler and the resulting offspring is taught to speak by Aesop Rock. Well.. not quite. Breaking Kayfabe sounds nothing exactly like these brave new pioneers of modern hip hop but you can see the family genetic footprint. This is a very accomplished record. A frankly stunning record. Sharing the production ethic of avoiding heavy samples for self programming the bleeps, bloops and heavy synth waves of the aformentioned artists.Its a wonderfully rewarding record and requires several listens to fully begin to digest the intricacies of the production. Cadence Weapon, (poet laureate in his hometown of Edmonton, no really) has a delivery similar to Aesop Rock to my ear, very poetic but a little more decipherable.
Standout tunes? well, it seems more of a whole body of work, every song is so interesting but '30 seconds' a sharp song about the advertising industry is probably my pick of the bunch. 'Black Hand' and 'Oliver Square' are also serious contenders.
If you like El-P, Aesop Rock, A.P.C.,Death Grips and love the way this new hip hop 'sound' is moving, get this.....
Its like £3.00 or something, seriously!
This review name checks a lot, Guilty. Its some sort of starting post, a general area to almost describe the sound.
Truth is, this is a very unique record and you should hear it for yourself.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing! 31 Oct 2008
By Tyler Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a great album! If your not feeling what the radio has to offer, for about the last 10 years, then this cd is for you. My favorite tracks are sharks, holy smoke, turning on your sign, oliver square and vicarious. Great album from a very unique artist. If you like lil' wayne, you probably won't like this. If you like real hip hop, than pick it up.
4.0 out of 5 stars Cadence Weapon - Breaking Kayfabe 19 Dec 2012
By Robb S. - Published on Amazon.com
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I discovered Cadence Weapon on amazon and was blown away by his album "Hope In Dirt City" (newer one). This album is good, it's experimental and crazy. At times it's rapping over computer beeps and insane, I'd only recommend it to those with an appreciation to bands that have minimal instrumental and rely more on the lyrics/ MC.. I think of Quasimoto but it might be a stretch, idk.. Listen to the samples, and definitely check out "HOPE IN DIRT CITY"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Debut 15 Feb 2007
By Listening Closely - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Breaking Kayfabe is hands down one of the best albums I heard in 2006. Tight, original beats, intelligent and arresting verses, and a sense of genuineness that shines through. Highly recommended.
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