Saul Williams – The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust

From 2007 we have an album who’s genre is defined by Wikipedia as “industrial hip hop”. I didn’t even realize that genre existed, it must be next to “poptronica” at your local Sam Goody. This is Saul Williams’ 3rd album and is nearly a split album with Trent Reznor (of Nine inch Nails fame). Atticus Ross is also listed on the liner notes, if you don’t know who that is he’s Reznor’s longtime collaborator and if I’m not mistaken he shared the “Social Network” music score Oscar that Reznor recently won. The wiki page doesn’t have a wealth of information so there’s not much else I can say beyond “enjoy the next 60:44”.  (the album is 15 songs long in its original form. You’ll notice that songs 2 and 3 are missing from the initial list. Click “show more songs” at the bottom and add 2 and 3 in)!

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Record Club began in the cold, dank, snowmageddon scene that was New England of January 2011. We’re probably no different than you. We all work in cubicles, some in smaller, less private cubicles than others; that just means we have to be even sneakier about how we listen to our music. But we have to listen to our music, mostly as a way of saving our own personal sanity. Sometimes our opinions lead us to debates that may or may not be published in their entirety on this site, but I can promise you’ll at least get a glimpse of the way our minds work. The main goal is to find new music we like or find old music that we didn’t know we liked. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes it’s a total and complete disaster. After our ears have rejoiced or stopped bleeding we try something else. This is our pattern, every Tuesday and Thursday. Sometimes, when the club isn’t officially in session, just to keep everyone on their toes, we throw in a theme day. We’re beginning to run low on our original list, so please, if you have albums that you’d like us to review or themes that you’d like to see our playlist of, feel free to contribute. After all, we’re all in this together once we punch the time clock. So if you’re busy (or just plain bored) lurking in your cubicle as you read this join in. After all, life wasn’t meant to be lived staring at a computer screen. I guarantee you, it’s at least more fun when you plug the headphones in.

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