|Studio album by Dosh|
|Released||April 13, 2010|
|Genre||Post-rock, instrumental hip hop|
|The A.V. Club||A−|
Tommy is the fifth solo studio album by American multi-insturmentalist Dosh. It was released on Anticon on April 13, 2010.
Martin Chavez Dosh, better known mononymously as Dosh, is a multi-instrumentalist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Andrew Bird contributed vocals on "Number 41" and "Nevermet"."Airlift" contains a sample of Dosh and his friend covering "Run Like Hell" by Pink Floyd. The album is named after and dedicated to Tom Cesario.
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At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 76% based on 11 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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.
Zach Cole of URB gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying, "Dosh's focus on Tommy falls on the elegance of the music first and foremost, and the tracks evoke warmth as they evolve in sequence."He added, "Dosh pays particular attention to the delicate balance of the instruments on each track, making sure that no one sound overpowers another." M. R. Newmark of PopMatters gave the album 7 stars out of 10, saying: "This is Dosh taking a step back, slowing down, freaking out a little (check the snarling ending of album finale 'Gare de Lyon'), and making the most personal music of his career."
PopMatters is an international online magazine of cultural criticism that covers many aspects of popular culture. PopMatters publishes reviews, interviews, and detailed essays on most cultural products and expressions in areas such as music, television, films, books, video games, comics, sports, theater, visual arts, travel, and the Internet.
All tracks written by Martin Dosh, except where noted.
|3.||"Number 41" (Dosh, Andrew Bird)||3:04|
|5.||"Loud" (Mike Lewis)||3:31|
|7.||"Country Road X" (Dosh, Ryan Francesconi)||5:05|
|8.||"Call the Kettle"||5:38|
|9.||"Nevermet" (Dosh, Bird)||3:23|
|10.||"Gare de Lyon" (Dosh, Andrew Broder, Everest, Bryan Olson)||8:29|
Credits adapted from liner notes.
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