Tomorrow Right Now

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Tomorrow Right Now
Studio album by Beans
Released March 10, 2003 (2003-03-10)
Genre Hip hop
Label Warp
Producer Beans
Beans chronology
Tomorrow Right Now
Shock City Maverick
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic 73/100 [1]
Review scores
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [2]
Billboard favorable [3]
Pitchfork 7.1/10 [4]
PopMatters favorable [5]

Tomorrow Right Now is a 2003 studio album by American rapper Beans, released on Warp. [5]

Beans (rapper) American rapper

Beans is a rapper from White Plains, New York. He was a member of the underground hip hop group Antipop Consortium. He is a founder of the record label Tygr Rawwk Rcrds.

Warp (record label) record label

Warp is an English independent record label, founded in Sheffield in 1989 by record store workers Steve Beckett, Rob Mitchell and record producer Robert Gordon. It is currently based in London.


Critical reception

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Tomorrow Right Now received an average score of 73% based on 14 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.

Charles Spano of AllMusic gave the album 3.5 stars out of 5, calling it "a catchy but challenging mix of Beans' almost academic flow and crisp, unlikely samples and electronics." [2] Julianne Escobedo Shepherd of Pitchfork gave the album a 7.1 out of 10, commenting that "Tomorrow pays homage to the gods of early 80s drum machines in a method consistent with Antipop Consortium: It melds the elements of current hip-hop with the Warp label's signature Powerbook programming." [4]

AllMusic online music database

AllMusic is an online music database. It catalogs more than 3 million album entries and 30 million tracks, as well as information on musical artists and bands. It launched in 1991, predating the World Wide Web.

<i>Pitchfork</i> (website) online music magazine

Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois, and owned by Condé Nast. Being developed during Schreiber's tenure in a record store at the time, the magazine developed a reputation for its extensive focus on independent music, but has since expanded to a variety of coverage on both indie and popular music.

Antipop Consortium is an American alternative hip hop group. The group formed in 1997, when Beans, High Priest, M. Sayyid, and producer Earl Blaize met at a poetry slam in New York City. They are notable for their stream-of-consciousness lyrics and musical references to contemporary composition methods.

Track listing

2."Phreek the Beet"3:17
4."Raping Silence"3:05
6."Hot Venom"2:49
9."Sickle Cell Hysteria"3:19
10."Booga Sugar"2:54
11."Rose Periwinkle Plum"5:14
12."Slow Broken"3:10
14."Walking by Night"3:39

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  2. 1 2 Spano, Charles. "Tomorrow Right Now - Beans". AllMusic . Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  3. Johnson, Martin (March 29, 2003). "Reviews & Previews: Albums". Billboard : 30.
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