Man on the Moon: The End of Day [Clean 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. [A clean version of the CD, with all profanities removed, was also released.]
Boston Globe
Following Andre 3000’s The Love Below and Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak in a subset of experimental and emotional hip-hop, Man on the Moon might be the most fully-formed of them all. What he lacks in pure rapping ability Cudi more than makes up for with infectious melodies and powerful hooks. It’s more Fall Out Boy than Fabolous. Julian Benbow
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/2009
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602527127538
  • Catalog Number: 001319602
  • Sales rank: 58,232

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kid Cudi Primary Artist
Larry Gold Strings
Alain Whyte Guitar
Mike Stroud Guitar, Soloist
Jeff Bhasker Keyboards, Background Vocals
Ben Goldwasser Vocals
Andrew VanWyngarden Vocals
Technical Credits
Jamie Foxx Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Larry Gold String Arrangements, String Conductor
Leon Huff Composer
Chris Padovan Composer
Sylvia Rhone Executive Producer
Andrew Dawson Engineer
Bill Sienkiewicz Illustrations
Kanye West Producer, Executive Producer, Author
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
Ratatat Producer
Scott Sandler Art Direction
Evan Mast Engineer
Jeff Bhasker Composer, Producer
The-Dream Composer
Nadir "Red One" Khayat Composer
Nathaniel Walker Composer
Kid Cudi Producer
Faheem Najm Composer
Matthew Friedman Producer
Emile Haynie Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Stefani Germanotta Composer
C. Kalla Composer
Scott Mescudi Composer
J. Baptiste Composer
O. Omishore Composer
Dot Da Genius Producer, Engineer
P. Reynolds Composer
Chip Tha Ripper Composer
Patrick Reynolds Producer
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  • Posted November 20, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    way awesome

    kid cudi is amzing in this cd, dont miss out, just buy it hurry, stop reading and buy it! go!

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