Man on the Moon: The End of Day [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Kid Cudi is a fascinating rapper, claimed by the backpackers for his work with Kanye West on 808s & Heartbreak but equally loved by the mash-up club kids who went ape for his "Day N Nite" single, especially in its nu-disco remix from Crookers. His debut album was deep in the category of "much anticipated" as soon as it was announced, but when the promised game changer finally arrived, it became obvious that Cudi had already changed the game, and maybe debut albums aren't what they used to be. With its narration from Common and a track list broken into five "acts," Man on the Moon: The End of Day is almost as conceptual as its name implies, kicking off with a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Kid Cudi is a fascinating rapper, claimed by the backpackers for his work with Kanye West on 808s & Heartbreak but equally loved by the mash-up club kids who went ape for his "Day N Nite" single, especially in its nu-disco remix from Crookers. His debut album was deep in the category of "much anticipated" as soon as it was announced, but when the promised game changer finally arrived, it became obvious that Cudi had already changed the game, and maybe debut albums aren't what they used to be. With its narration from Common and a track list broken into five "acts," Man on the Moon: The End of Day is almost as conceptual as its name implies, kicking off with a spaced-out slow roller coated in strings while Cudi states "Welcome, you're in my dream now." You most certainly are. What follows is Pink Floyd-styled story where the real world pain of "Soundtrack 2 My Life" mutates into sci-fi fantasies from the dark side of the moon. Along the way, brilliant samples -- like a bit of OMD's esoteric album Dazzle Ships -- and innovative sounds from Cudi and special guests Emile, Ratatat, and MGMT slowly shuffle the listener through the man's spliff-fueled exploration of space, a place where the artsy escape ridicule but fall prey to crushing isolation. With its bleeps, the hooky "Day N Nite" belongs, but the follow-up single, "Make Her Say," is a glorious mix of glitz and vulgarity with Kanye and Cudi twisting a Lady GaGa sample from "Poker Face" into "Poke Her Face." While it lightens the mood just before things turn ponderous, it barely fits. If it wasn't for the song, it would be as if Cudi launched his career with his own 808s, and therefore anyone looking for a more gripping kickoff should seek out either of his widely available mixtapes (A Kid Named Cudi or Dat Kid from Cleveland). This first official release is a soul searcher and may require more patience than your everyday debut. Still, the chilly, complicated Man on the Moon perfects the futuristic bleak-beat hip-hop Kanye purposed a year earlier, and rewards the listener with every tripped-out return.
New York Times
Dub, new wave, electro, house: they’re all here, and, impressively, this Kanye West protégé knows what to do with them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/2009
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602527154893
  • Catalog Number: 001332101
  • Sales rank: 10,577

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In My Dreams (3:18)
  2. 2 Soundtrack 2 My Life (3:55)
  3. 3 Simple as... (2:31)
  4. 4 Solo Dolo (Nightmare) (4:26)
  5. 5 Heart of a Lion (4:21)
  6. 6 My World - Bily Cravens (4:02)
  7. 7 Day N Nite (Nightmare) (3:41)
  8. 8 Sky Might Fall (3:40)
  9. 9 Enter Galactic (4:20)
  10. 10 Alive (Nightmare) (4:06)
  11. 11 Cudi Zone (4:19)
  12. 12 Make Her Say (3:36)
  13. 13 Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare) (4:55)
  14. 14 Hyyerr - Chip Tha Ripper (3:32)
  15. 15 Up Up & Away (3:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kid Cudi Primary Artist
Larry Gold Strings, Conductor
Alain Whyte Guitar
Common Narrator
Jeff Bhasker Keyboards, Background Vocals
Ben Goldwasser Vocals
Andrew VanWyngarden Vocals
The Larry Gold Orchestra Strings
L.E.X. Vocals
Technical Credits
Jamie Foxx Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Larry Gold String Arrangements
Leon Huff Composer
Chris Padovan Composer
Sylvia Rhone Executive Producer
Andrew Dawson Engineer
Bill Sienkiewicz Illustrations
Kanye West Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Anthony Kilhoffer Engineer
C. Stewart Composer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Ryan West Engineer
Christopher "Deep" Henderson Composer
Breyon Prescott Composer
Patrick "Plain Pat" Reynolds Producer, Executive Producer
Plain Pat Executive Producer
Ratatat Producer
Scott Sandler Art Direction
Evan Mast Engineer
Jeff Bhasker Composer, Producer
Phil Sarna Management
The-Dream Composer
Billy Zarro Marketing
Nadir "Red One" Khayat Composer
Nathaniel Walker Composer
Kid Cudi Producer, Executive Producer
Faheem Najm Composer
Matthew Friedman Producer
Emile Haynie Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Management
Stefani Germanotta Composer
C. Kalla Composer
N. Khayat Composer
Scott Mescudi Composer, Director
J. Baptiste Composer
O. Omishore Composer
Dot Da Genius Producer, Engineer
John Conte Jr. Composer
P. Reynolds Composer
Chip Tha Ripper Composer
Patrick Reynolds Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Far out.

    Far out.

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  • Posted February 5, 2011

    MOTM2 a hit

    The greatest thing you will ever hear its amazing (period).

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

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    kid cudi stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    kid cudi stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted November 13, 2010

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    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Cudi (not exactly a cut above the rest, but close)

    Kid Cudi, creative name, creative album title and art work. The lyrics not so creative. I don't particularly care for the lyrics simply because it's the same ole pop/rap drivel spouted off by countless rapper these days. Not so refreshing there. Where I give him the most credit is the music production. His spaced out control of over sythns and drums machines makes him more suited as a versatile producer than an actual hip hop artist. He is a refreshing new face of hip-hop and so I hope that can carry the wait of the new front for the genre. But he has a little ways to go in the story telling dept.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    the truth

    the truth is kid cudi is a fantastic entertainer. live in concert he is great. his creativity is off the charts. his mixtape was refreshing. BUT he has a long way to go in hip/hop. i believe he's a genius & he just needs more practice at being one.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    NOT GOOD AT ALL

    MAN! FROM ALL THE THINGS THESE RAPPERS COULD DO, LIKE BECOMING CREATIVE WITH THE COVER AND WITH THE ARTWORK. SOME OF THE SONGS ARE CREATIVE, BUT COME ON A GUY SO TALENTED AND HE STILL HAS TO DEGRADE HIMSELF BY USING WOMAN IN A DEGRADING WAY. MAN ON THE MOON, THAT TITLE DROVE ME TO BUY THIS CD. AFTER LISTENING TO IT, IT IS NONSENSE. THERE IS NO USING OF THE PAST TO EVOKE EMOTION, SOCIAL POLITICAL EVENTS, OR ANYTHING THAT TALKS ABOUT LIFE. ALL IT DOES IS ENCOURAGES THE USE OF SEX IN THE ALBUM.

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