Why? / Oaklandasylum
Album: Oaklandasylum   Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:Why?   Added:Sep 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-09-08 Pull Date: 2003-11-10 Charts: Hip-Hop
Week Ending: Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 12 Sep 28 Sep 21 Sep 14
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 27, 2017: FMF
Women Eye, "No"
4. Apr 15, 2017: Ludicrous Lupi
A Little Titanic, Our Neighbor's Daughter
2. Apr 22, 2017: Ludicrous Lupi
Dirty Glass, Women Eye, "No"
5. Nov 25, 2012: MHz Broadcast 11.11.12
Our Neighbor's Daughter
3. Apr 17, 2017: Everything A to Z - Week 83
Ape in Cage with Wire Cuters
6. Jun 03, 2006: the sound and the fury
A Little Titanic

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-11-04
The production on these songs is really cleaver and intriguing. What else would you expect from one part of cLOUDEAD? Why? has a whiney out of tune voice that is on every song here. All of it feels pretty singer/songwriter with really excellent music. I like it a lot in small doses, but his voice gets to me if I listen to the album straight through.

((1)) Fun production involving many elements with sing songy male vocals. *starts with a quick fcc* 2) Short song with rapid beats somewhat distorted. 3) Another short song with strings, bells, and beats.((4)) A spookier song with male vox with strings, beats, and synths.((5)) A basic house beats is clouded with synths, and Pet Shop Boys type vocals. Song evolves away from this a couple times. 6) Lots of singing. In the beginning accompanied by piano and recorder. The singing turns into a light electronic piece and the song ends with accapella singing. 7) Soft singer/songwriter song with some drums and picked guitar.8) Silly song with interesting procession, voices and effects. ((9)) Cute pop song: “ I just found out for sure, the girl I have a crush on is a lesbian” Effects on the voice, synths and interesting beats. 10) starts with a computer voice. Farm animal sounds, casio beat, noise and synths collage. Comes together eventually, and then Why? starts singing out of tune.11) *FCC* 12) *FCC* more rap like than sing-songy. Pretty, but dirty in parts. 13) *FCC* guitar + drums + effects + why’s vocals. Turns really heavy at the end. ((14)) Buzzing sounds that rotate around your ears, drums, and cool synths. Why’s voice is not so much in the forefront on this one. *false ending* after 3 min. then about 10 seconds at the end of the track of random recording.

Track Listing
1. Ferriswheel   8. Dreamon Cortelyou
2. Col Lunch   9. Women Eye, "No"
3. Afterschool America   10. Dirty Glass
4. Our Neighbor's Daughter   11. Shirtless, Sheetless, and
5. A Little Titanic   12. Bad Sntropy
6. Weak Moon   13. Seventeen
7. Early Whitney   14. Ape in Cage with Wire Cuters