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Exiting Arm
Exiting Arm

Exiting Arm (stylized as ExitingARM) is the third studio album by American hip hop sextet Subtle.[10] It was released on Lex Records in 2008.[6] It is "the latest chapter in the story of Hour Hero Yes, the middle-class rapper whose rise and struggles are chronicled told on 2004's A New White and 2006's For Hero: For Fool."[5]

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 75% based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Christopher Bahn of The A.V. Club gave the album a grade of B, writing, "Musically, ExitingARM is just as layered, blenderizing beats, sampled electronic noise, and Doseone's easygoing, flowing words into a package that's sometimes electrifying and sometimes confounding."[3] Eric Grandy of The Stranger said, "Throughout ExitingARM, frontman Doseone remains an inscrutable MC, quick-tongued and verbose, and an unassuming but surprisingly fluid singer, whispering melodies in multitracked reverb to contrast his sharper falsetto raps."[9]

Pitchfork included it on the "Overlooked Records 2008" list.[11]

Track listing


Personnel


Credits adapted from liner notes.

Subtle

  • Dax Pierson – vocals, Ableton Live (synthesizer, programming)
  • Alexander Kort – electric cello, acoustic cello, electric bass, acoustic bass
  • Jordan Dalrymple – drums, guitar, synthesizer, vocals, programming
  • Jeffrey "Jel" Logan – drum machine, drum programming
  • Marty Kalani Dowers – woodwinds, synthesizer
  • Adam "Doseone" Drucker – words, vocals, synthesizer, programming, artwork

Technical personnel

  • Subtle – recording
  • Jay Pellicci – mixing
  • Mike Wells – mastering
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