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For Hero: For Fool
For Hero: For Fool

For Hero: For Fool is the second studio album by American hip hop sextet Subtle. It was released on Lex Records in 2006. "The Mercury Craze" was released as a single from the album.[6]

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 85% based on 14 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

Marisa Brown of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, describing it as "a complex, innovative, sometimes bizarre, and usually utterly confusing journey into the minds of lyricist Doseone and his five bandmates."[2] Neal Hayes of PopMatters gave the album 7 stars out of 10, saying, "the Oakland-based group presents a futuristic musical vision that is vivid, unsettling, and, above all, distinctive."[4]

OC Weekly included it on the "Album Covers of the Year" list.[7]

Track listing


Credits adapted from liner notes.


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

Technical personnel

  • Subtle – recording
  • Tony Espinoza – mixing
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