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Learn more about Seeing Sounds (Explicit Version):

Format: CD
Sku: 208079337
UPC: 602517743243
UPC 14: 00602517743243
Release Date: 6/10/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Time for Some Action/Intro ~ N.E.R.D.
2. Everyone Nose (All the Girls Standing in the Line for the Bathroom) ~ N.E.R.D.
3. Windows ~ N.E.R.D.
4. Anti Matter ~ N.E.R.D.
5. Spaz ~ N.E.R.D.
6. Yeah You ~ N.E.R.D.
7. Sooner or Later ~ N.E.R.D.
8. Happy ~ N.E.R.D.
9. Kill Joy ~ N.E.R.D.
10. Love Bomb ~ N.E.R.D.
11. You Know What ~ N.E.R.D.
12. Laugh About It ~ N.E.R.D.
The thrid album from Grammy Award winning producers and songwriters Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, and longtime friend and creative wunderkind, Shae Haley, is a blistering mash-up of booming hip-hop beats and rollercoastering rock riffs, rumbling crunk rhythms and scintillating soul music. Whereas their first album, “In Search Of…,” was an imaginative, exploration of identities, and their second album, “Fly or Die,” sought out the range of genres and sounds that have influenced the group, “Seeing Sounds” grinds everything together, evoking a sound that is un-tethered by preconceptions and convention. It is also an album that amplifies the style and attitudes that have made Pharrell, Chad and Shae transcendent cultural icons.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Brent Paschke (guitar); Charles Parker , Igor Szwec, Emma Kummrow, Gregory Teperman (violin); Peter Nocella, Davis A. Barnett (viola); Jennie Lorenzo (cello); Chad Hugo (horns, keyboards); Eric Fawcett (drums, background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Neil Pogue.
Muze PNote Recording information: Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA; South Beach Studios, Miami, FL; The Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA.
Muze PNote Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley are back for more genre-bending funk rock and experimental hip-pop on SEEING SOUNDS. The album title reportedly refers to synesthesia--a rare neurological phenomenon that results in a mixture of the senses--but, like all of N.E.R.D.'s sonic excursions, album three might be better named after schizophrenia! The boys continue to expand on their already eclectic musical foundations, each song defying the standards established by its predecessor. Pharrell does his best Lil Jon impression on "Anti Matter," as fevered shouts of "What!" pepper the marching-band drum track. "Spaz" meshes a Beastie Boys-esque rhyme scheme with a hyper Drum `N' Bass background. "Yeah You" is a leisure-suit lounge take on Cake's brand of deadpan rock, while "Sooner or Later" works like a tongue-in-cheek lampoon of a tear-jerking Brit-Pop ballad. From start to finish, SEEING SOUNDS is an audible rollercoaster that refuses to be classified.

Engineer: Neal Pogue

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Blue Crush
Muze Music Compilations Fast And The Furious-Tokyo Drift

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/10/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 001144702
Music Label Name Label : Star Trak/Interscope
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602517743243

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.82)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[E]xperimental and expansive: Specked with ostentatiously weird grooves, 'Spaz' and the speedy, jazzy single 'Everyone Nose' are destined to go down as some of 2008's most interesting hip-hop cuts."

Spin (p.104)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] six amazing minutes of Hendrix-like splendor called 'Sooner or Later'....They kick like a bucket of Red Bull."

Entertainment Weekly (p.66)
- "In their hyperkinetic hands, even integrating an acoustic stand-up bass with electronic beats seems perfectly natural." -- Grade: B

The Wire (p.64)
- "[T]he fuzzed-out guitar lines and elastic basslines carry a comparable electric charge to the dayglo synths of hyphy, and SEEING SOUNDS shuffles its deck frequently enough to keep things in perpetual motion."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   N.e.r.d.
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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