Buck 65 ‎– Square

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Square One 16:00
Square Two 13:42
Square Three 17:07
Square Four 14:13

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1 49105 Buck 65 Square(2xLP, Album) WEA 1 49105 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
0927491052 Buck 65 Square(2xCD, Album) WEA 0927491052 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
0927-49105-2, 0927 49105 2 Buck 65 Square(CD, Album) Wea Music, Wea Music 0927-49105-2, 0927 49105 2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
2 49105 Buck 65 Square(CD, Album) WEA 2 49105 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
none Buck 65 Square(CDr, Album, Promo) Wea Music none UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Buck 65 Square(CDr, Album, Promo) WEA none France 2002 Sell This Version
0927 49105 1 Buck 65 Square(2xLP, Album) Wea Music 0927 49105 1 UK 2003 Sell This Version

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ratrecordsuk

ratrecordsuk

March 29, 2017
referencing Square, 2xLP, Album, 0927 49105 1
https://www.discogs.com/Buck-65-Square/release/1964827 Made in Germany is written at the back. So is it a UK pressing?
deejsasqui

deejsasqui

March 24, 2008
referencing Square, CD, Album, 2 49105
Though in Buck 65's own review of this album he says that you should "(i)gnore the first five and a half minutes of this record," it's a good introduction to "new" sound of Mr. Terfry. Here is his first album that includes human accompaniment on real instruments, and Buck's naturally gruff voice without the trying to sound like someone else.

It's at 5:30 that the track known as "Phil" starts, but we've only begun to delve into part 1 of 4. "Phil" is something of a sad love song, no real sound of hip-hop beats, but something of the old vocal cadence. The song transitions into "noodling" with sound effects and samples. There's another sad song, some turntablism, more samples and movie clips, and more traditional songs strewn between it all. Some material has been re-worked (or at least new vocals) from various sources, including the nearly non-existent "Boy/Girl Fight" (including one of my favorite tracks on both albums: "Stupid," #6 on BGF.) There are some really well done song transitions, with little interludes changing the theme nicely.

Buck 65 refers to "the decision to construct the album in four extended suites was a romantic gesture, I suppose, but a bit silly." It's an odd structuring, but I've seen odder. The one thing I do agree with is that the last section is the weakest of the lot, feeling more like filler than a solid section.
isolationist

isolationist

December 18, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Square, CD, Album, 0927-49105-2, 0927 49105 2

Each track on square is pretty much an amalgamation of individual songs spliced together under each track. None of the tracks are tiring because of the constant shifting of ideas and rhythms, and just when you think things should move on, an entirely different song is introduced that could have been a seperate track unto itself. Wonderful listening.