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Beauty and the Beat (Edan album)

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Beauty and the Beat
Edan-Beauty Beat-cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 29, 2005 (2005-03-29)
GenreHip hop
LabelLewis Recordings
Edan chronology
Primitive Plus
Beauty and the Beat
Echo Party
Singles from Beauty and the Beat
  1. "I See Colours"
    Released: 2004
  2. "Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme" b/w "Beauty"
    Released: 2005

Beauty and the Beat is the second studio album by American hip hop musician Edan.[1] It was released via Lewis Recordings on March 29, 2005.[2] It features guest appearances from Insight, Percee P, Mr. Lif, and Dagha.[3] It peaked at number 40 on the UK Independent Albums Chart,[4] as well as number 37 on the UK R&B Albums Chart.[5]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[7]
Mojo4/5 stars[9]
Q3/5 stars[12]
Stylus MagazineA−[13]
Uncut4/5 stars[14]
URB4.5/5 stars[15]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Beauty and the Beat received an average score of 85, based on 18 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[6]

Peter Macia of Pitchfork commented that "[the] gravity of Edan's lyrics and voice on Beauty and the Beat is perhaps its most surprising element" and "[Edan has] gone from a brainiac prankster to the Borges of rap."[11] Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club said, "the album's brevity is just another old-fashioned value from a rapper-producer-visionary who doesn't need a whole lot of space to make a big statement."[16] Nick Follett of XLR8R called it "one of the best and most original records to come out this decade."[17]

In 2013, NME placed it at number 392 on the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list.[18] In 2015, Fact placed it at number 30 on the "100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time" list.[19]

Track listing

1."Polite Meeting (Intro)"2:16
2."Funky Voltron" (featuring Insight)2:16
3."I See Colours"2:30
4."Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme"2:55
5."Murder Mystery"2:02
6."Torture Chamber" (featuring Percee P)3:12
7."Making Planets" (featuring Mr. Lif)2:54
8."Time Out (Segue)"1:07
9."Rock and Roll" (featuring Dagha)3:16
11."The Science of the Two" (featuring Insight)3:33
13."Promised Land"2:24
Japanese edition bonus track
14."Bonus Rehearsal"19:27


Chart (2005) Peak
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[4] 40
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[5] 37


  1. ^ Serwer, Jesse (April 19, 2005). "Edan: Psychic Out". XLR8R. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Rashbaum, Alyssa (March 28, 2005). "New Releases: Beanie Sigel, Will Smith, Game, Beck, The Bravery, Thrice & More". MTV. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Glazer, Joshua. "Beauty and the Beat – Edan". AllMusic. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Reviews for Beauty And The Beat by Edan". Metacritic. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  7. ^ Endelman, Michael (March 28, 2005). "Beauty and the Beat". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on April 3, 2019. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  8. ^ J-23 (March 22, 2005). "Edan – Beauty & The Beat". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". Mojo (137): 102. April 2005.
  10. ^ "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". NME: 51. March 26, 2005.
  11. ^ a b Macia, Peter (April 18, 2005). "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  12. ^ "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". Q (225): 121. April 2005.
  13. ^ Pemberton, Rollie (January 25, 2005). "Edan – The Beauty And The Beat – Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  14. ^ "Edan: Beauty and the Beat". Uncut (97): 110. June 2005.
  15. ^ Smith, Craig (April 2005). "Edan – Beauty and the Beat". URB (125): 101. Archived from the original on March 13, 2006. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  16. ^ Rabin, Nathan (April 5, 2005). "Edan: Beauty And The Beat". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  17. ^ Follett, Nick (March 29, 2005). "Edan – Beauty and the Beat". XLR8R. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  18. ^ "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time: 400–301". NME. October 23, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  19. ^ "The 100 best indie hip-hop records of all time (page 72 of 101)". Fact. February 25, 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2019.

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