One Word Extinguisher

One Word Extinguisher is the second studio album by American electronic music producer Prefuse 73.[1] It was released on Warp on May 6, 2003.[2] It peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.[3]

One Word Extinguisher
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 6, 2003 (2003-05-06)
ProducerPrefuse 73
Prefuse 73 chronology
The '92 vs. '02 Collection
One Word Extinguisher
Extinguished: Outtakes

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Alternative Press3/5[5]
The Independent[6]
Stylus MagazineA−[11]
Tiny Mix Tapes5/5[12]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, One Word Extinguisher received an average score of 86 out of 100 based on 21 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[4]

John Bush of AllMusic called the album "a set of electronica that's nearly as challenging as Autechre's relentlessly academic beat manipulation but just as funky and instantly gratifying as a Fatboy Slim flag-waver."[2] David Morris of PopMatters described it as "meticulously constructed and flawlessly engineered music".[1] Uncut praised the album as a "marvel of hip hop knowledge and glitch science".[13]

In 2017, Pitchfork placed One Word Extinguisher at number 15 on its list of "The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time".[14]

Track listing

1."The Wrong Side of Reflection (Intro)"0:34
2."The End of Biters – International"1:17
3."Plastic" (featuring Diverse)2:44
4."Uprock and Invigorate" (co-produced by Dabrye)3:46
5."The Color of Tempo"2:34
6."Dave's Bonus Beats"2:10
8."Altoid Addiction (Interlude)"1:01
9."Busy Signal (Make You Go Bombing Mix)" (co-produced by Daedelus)2:41
10."One Word Extinguisher"4:04
11."90% of My Mind Is with You"3:15
12."Huevos with Jeff and Rani" (featuring Mr. Lif)1:22
13."Female Demands"2:29
14."Why I Love You" (featuring Jenny Vasquez)2:55
15."Southerners (Interlude)"0:23
16."Perverted Undertone"3:18
17."Invigorate (Interlude)" (co-produced by Dabrye)1:25
18."Choking You"4:01
19."Storm Returns" (co-produced by Tommy Guerrero)5:15
20."Trains on Top of the Game (Interlude)"1:54
21."Styles That Fade Away with a Collonade Reprise"4:26
22."Esta" (bonus track)1:22
23."Pentagram" (bonus track)2:59


Chart (2003) Peak
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[3] 41


  1. Morris, David (July 16, 2003). "Prefuse 73: One Word Extinguisher". PopMatters. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  2. Bush, John. "One Word Extinguisher – Prefuse 73". AllMusic. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  3. "Prefuse 73 Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  4. "Reviews for One Word Extinguisher by Prefuse 73". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  5. "Prefuse 73: One Word Extinguisher". Alternative Press (179): 110. June 2003.
  6. Phelan, Laurence (May 4, 2003). "Sharp hooks, spliced rhymes". The Independent.
  7. "Prefuse 73: One Word Extinguisher". Mojo (115): 113. June 2003.
  8. Hoffman, Jascha (May 7, 2003). "Prefuse 73: One Word Extinguisher". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  9. "Prefuse 73: One Word Extinguisher". Q (203): 104. June 2003.
  10. Hermes, Will (August 2003). "Four Tet: Rounds / Prefuse 73: One Word Extinguisher". Spin. 19 (8): 118. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  11. Mueller, Gavin (September 1, 2003). "Prefuse 73 – One Word Extinguisher – Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  12. Jean-Pierre. "Prefuse 73 – One Word Extinguisher". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  13. "Prefuse 73 – One Word Extinguisher". Uncut (73): 98. June 2003. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  14. "The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time". Pitchfork. January 24, 2017. p. 4. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
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