Thunderheist (album)

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Thunderheist
Studio album by Thunderheist
Released March 31, 2009 (2009-03-31)
Genre Hip hop, ghettotech
Length46:51
Label Big Dada
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
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Metacritic 64/100 [1]
Review scores
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AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [2]
NME Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [3]
Pitchfork 4.4/10 [4]
PopMatters Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [5]
Slant Magazine Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [6]
Spin favorable [7]

Thunderheist is the only studio album from Canadian electro hop duo of the same name. It was released in North America on March 31, 2009.

Thunderheist was an electronic music duo from Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec in Canada. Thunderheist was made up of producer Graham Bertie (Grahmzilla) and Omolola Isis Salam (Isis). The two began collaborating before they had ever met in person, sending MP3 files to each other over the Internet. They were signed to and released one album on Big Dada. Thunderheist was founded in 2005 by Graham as an anonymous dance music side-project to his more hip-hop leanings as Metrix. They became a duo in August 2006 when Graham inadvertently sent Omolola a remix he was working on for a Spank Rock remix competition and she recorded a rap over it. They've received moderate popularity for their track "Jerk It" featured in the 2008 film The Wrestler. Thunderheist was selected as the X3 Artist of the month by Aux.tv, CBC Radio 3 and Exclaim! Magazine for April 2009. Their self-titled full-length was released March 31, 2009. They were nominated for a 2010 Juno Award in the Dance Recording of the Year category.

Contents

Critical reception

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 64% based on 11 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". [1]

Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: films, TV shows, music albums, video games, and formerly, books. For each product, the scores from each review are averaged. Metacritic was created by Jason Dietz, Marc Doyle, and Julie Doyle Roberts in 1999. The site provides an excerpt from each review and hyperlinks to its source. A color of green, yellow or red summarizes the critics' recommendations. It has been described as the video game industry's "premier" review aggregator.

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Sweet 16"3:46
2."Nothing 2 Step 2"4:00
3."Jerk It"3:51
4."LBG (Little Booty Girl)"4:24
5."Bubblegum"3:56
6."Slow Roll"3:16
7."Space Cowboy"4:29
8."The Party After"3:29
9."Freddie"4:22
10."Do the Right Thing"3:06
11."Red Whine"2:20
12."Cruise Low"3:12
13."Anthem"2:31

Personnel

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