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B. Dolan: The Failure

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    Somewhere at the darkest fringe of the griot tradition exists B. Dolan, effortlessly shifting shape between poet, musician, clown, activist and performance artist. Since 2001, a series of gritty, spectacular performances have earned Dolan considerable notoriety; both for their controversial and challenging subject matter, and the brutal intensity with which they are delivered. "The Failure," Dolan's debut release, represents the most comprehensive collection of his recordings, works, and performances to date.
    2003 saw the first release of "The Failure," [at the time] a two-disc, homegrown demo full of Dolan's earliest work. What "The Failure" lacked in execution, it made up for in rawness, concept, and novel approach; 200 copies of the cd were distributed in jewel cases without covers.
    In the midst of developing the ragged, breakdown aesthetic seen in his most recent work, Dolan conceived (and co-founded) the website with former slam teammate and friend Sage Francis. Dolan joined Francis on The Tour in 2005 in support of the project, which is when Francis expressed interest in releasing a revised version of "The Failure" on Strange Famous Records (SFR.) Faced with the original demo's wide scale release, Dolan undertook the task of completely reworking the 2 year "Failure." The new "Failure" has been trimmed down by a disc, and doesn't have a single track in common with its predecessor. Only the story remains same; we begin our listen alone in a fallout shelter, and are taken on a manic, unflinching voyage into the heart of the last man standing.
    Since signing to SFR, Dolan has appeared on Sage Francis' Death Dance Tour and Buck 65's International Situation Tour, captivating audiences from coast to coast and announcing himself as a formidable new presence in the worlds of lyricism, performance art, and political action.
    From cave to the stage, this sociopathic man-ogre took 8 meticulous years to complete his debut album "The Failure." The beast is out. He's not going away. And there's hell to pay.
    Album features Sage Francis, Sole, and production from Alias, Reanimator, and The Skyrider Band.
    This version of "The Failure" is mastered with new artwork (in digipak format) and features reworked versions of "Heart Failure", "Bombzo For Baghdad" and new song "Young Americans" (featuring Sole).

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    1. Generator
    Producer: B. Dolan
    2. Still Electric
    Producer: Reanimator
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    3. Knock Knock
    Producer: B. Dolan
    4. Heart Failure
    featuring Sage Francis
    Producer: Alias
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    5. The Skycycle Blues
    Producer: Kurtis SP
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    6. Return To The Air
    Producer: B. Dolan
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    7. Joan Of Arcadia
    Producer: Isan
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    8. Bombzo For Baghdad
    Producer: Alias
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    9. The Crow On The Riddle
    featuring Between The Pine
    Producer: B. Dolan
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    10. You Seem Strange...
    Producer: B. Dolan
    11. Love Will Survive
    Producer: Russel Fong
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    12. Kate
    Producer: Alias
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    13. Breakadoom
    Producer: B. Dolan
    14. Young Americans
    featuring Sole
    Producer: B. Dolan
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    15. Junk Poetry
    Producer: B. Dolan
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    16. The Scorpion Arrives (Finale)
    Producer: B. Dolan
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    3.4 Stars (3.4 Stars )
    Total Comments: 8
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/25/2010 4:45:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: Vermont
    Comment: Love this album. And to Casapulis1 - B Dolan was an artist in his own right without Sage Francis. He's his own man. Don't insult either of them by implying that Sage is somehow doing him a favor by signing him to SFR. If you don't like it, thats probably because the only rap you listen to is mainstream bullshit.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/1/2010 10:19:00 PM; Partial IP: 96.222.209)
    Location: NC
    Comment: If you like spoken word, you'll absolutely love this album. THis is one that grows on you. Download the free House of Bees Vol. 1 if you want B. Dolan rap.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/16/2009 5:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 202.32.146)
    Location: NY
    Comment: The album itself is a masterpiece. Even if you don't like spoken word, Heart Failure is one of the dopest hip hop songs to ever come out. I would buy the album just for that song.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/1/2009 11:28:00 AM; Partial IP: 44.180.237)
    Location: Kashyyk
    Comment: Its spoken word and if you appreciate music then you will definately dig this. I love it. I recommend his other album House of Bees vol.1
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/14/2009 3:25:00 PM; Partial IP: .105.78.68)
    Location: leeds uk
    Comment: thing is it aint a rap album- I u judge it for what it is- ie. a spoken word album,with a few of the 'tracks' to a beat- then yeh its good- it really does sound like he's the last man on earth ,hidden in a bunker or something-- overall - he's good- but buddy wakefield is better
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 4/15/2009 8:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 34.201.102)
    Location: Sin City
    Comment: Shit is a "Failure" just like the fucking title of this garbage. What is Sage Francis thinking putting this sorry mothafucker on? If it wasn't for Sage, Bernard Dolan would be scrubbing toilets somewhere instead of rapping which he damn well should be. DON"T BUY THIS SHIT PLEASE, Peace
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 7/1/2008 4:19:00 PM; Partial IP: 66.200.247)
    Location: blacksburg
    Comment: This album really sucked I returned it for store credit and got something else, there just wasn't enough actual songs but the prolyphic-reanimator cd is real dope
    Name: (Posted: 5/29/2008 9:25:00 AM; Partial IP:
    Location: Poland, EU
    Comment: Ambitious piece of music, definitely different than others strange famous releases. The dark ambience and lyrics are so true and deep that you can almost touch B.Dolan's thoughts. The only thing what disappoints me is the fact, that there was too much slam poetry relatively to the "normal" music/tracks. Anyway "The Failure" is worth the price ;) Cheers!
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