Population Override (album)

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Population Override
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Name Population Override
Artist Buckethead
Type Album
Released March 30, 2004
Genre(s) Jazz fusion, funk, instrumental rock
Length 55:27
Label(s) ION
Professional reviews
*All Music Guide 4.5 stars link
  • Wilson & Alroy 3.5 stars link
Buckethead album chronology
Island of Lost Minds
Population Override
The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell

Population Override is the 12th album by Buckethead, but it could be seen as a collaboration with keyboardist Travis Dickerson. The album is a tribute to the "great vinyl records of the '60s and '70s"[1], with songs more often than not drifting off into long jams. This was written after the sessions for the album "Brain Circus" from the band Cornbugs[2] which features Buckethead, Bill "Choptop" Moseley, Pinchface and Travis Dickerson.

Currently, Too Many Humans, Unrestrained Growth and Cruel Reality of Nature feature as #62, #84 and #240 respectively on the list for 100 Greatest 'Rock' Guitar Solos at [3]. And the album ranks at #66 of 100 Greatest Rock 'Guitar' Albums [4].

Track listingEdit

  1. "Unrestrained Growth" – 7:47
  2. "Too Many Humans" – 8:28
  3. "Population Override" – 8:37
  4. "Humans Vanish" – 0:33
  5. "Cruel Reality of Nature" – 3:49
  6. "A Day Will Come" – 8:34
  7. "Earth Heals Herself" – 6:38
  8. "Clones" – 4:33
  9. "Super Human" – 4:49
  10. "..." – 1:34


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