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    Hidden Stash, Vol. 2 : The Kream of the Krop
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (09 October, 2001)
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    The Kottonmouth Kings' output--five albums in five years--is enough to make you question their status as ganja-happy slackers. Where 2000's High Society covered their love for the weed from every angle, Hidden Stash, Vol. 2 gives us a Kings eager to self-mythologize their staying power and roots ("Welcome to the Suburbs" attempts a "Straight Outta Compton" for Orange County) while acknowledging a lack of new things to say about pot.

    To be sure, this is still the same hip-hop-hardcore-reggae outfit that once snagged High Times' Band of the Year award. But on Hidden Stash, Vol. 2, the Kings seem more committed to their general outsider ethos than ever, with grass just the biggest staple in their diet. Still, those seeking green-thumb anthems won't be disappointed by "All About the Weed," "Grow Room Jam," and the pulsing "Family Trees." However, all but the terminally baked will question the wisdom of a Kottonmouth rewrite of the Geto Boys' rap-noir classic, "Mind Playing Tricks on Me." --Rickey Wright ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars Hidden Stash Vol. 2
    After i heard Rollin Stoned and listened to it countless times, i was having a Surburban Noize fix so i bought all the KMK albums i could get and to me this is their best to date. Killa Kali is a strong opener, good lyrics and beat is awesome, Welcome to the Suburbs is another tight track, other favourites include Tell Me Why, Paid Vacation, Life Rolls On, New Destination, All About The Weed, On The Run and their version of Geto Boys classic My Mind Is Playin Tricks On Me is great as well, all these tracks provide great beats and lyrics. I try and listen to On The Run everyday it is that good, it has a great reggae feel to it. Something i want to address is i have seen on the various KMK album reviews people associate them with ICP musically, that is not true, even tho these 2 bands are down with each other, music wise they are on different planets, so if the curious person comes along this review wondering what KMK are all about get this album then get the others.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite albums ever
    I mostly listen to rap... 2pac, Onyx, Wu Tang. Mostly black guys n was never really big on smoking weed. One day my friend gave me this cd and along time ago I liked the song peace not greed so I gave it a try. I hate ICP and wasn't really big on the whole punk scene but this cd is deeper than that. It shows a very emotional side with anger, fun, fear, love and confusion from the Kottonmouth kings. It's a classic and I have heard all of their albums and say this is by far the best.
    1. Intro
    2. Killa Kalli- Alright start to the album. 8/10
    3. Welcome to the suburbs- Good Rock flavor with a good hook. 9/10
    4. Tell my Why- Has a sick reggae flavor with one of the best beats on the album . 10/10
    5. Dying Daze- Good tempo changes and hook. 10/10
    6. Life Rolls on- My favorite song on the album. best beat, raps and hook. 10/10
    7. Paid Vacation- Good song everyone likes to roll to. 9/10
    8. Things I do- Song I don't really like, beat is just whack. 6/10
    9. Bi Polar- Kinda has more of a punk rock feel to it than rap. It's alright just not my steez. 7/10
    10. New destination- One of the deep songs I was talking about that shows the confusion of life but it has all the aspect of a classic song. 10/10
    11. Interlude
    12. All about the weed- another great song with 2nd best beat and 2nd best overall song on the album. 10/10
    13. Family tree- Alright. 8/10
    14. On the run- another deep song on the album. Sick 10/10
    15. Minds playing tricks on me- Although not their song it's a nice re-do of it n still a sick classic beat
    16. grow room jam- Just a song to get high to

    5-0 out of 5 stars kmk rock my world
    I love the kmk. i was 13 when i first heard them and i've been hooked ever since.LThis was the first cd i ever heard and i think the best. they are so good in concert i am about to see them again on aug 16 and cant wait. another great plus to liking the kmk is all the cute guys that like them too. great plus!!well to all the kmk fans peace not greed! ... Read more

    Asin: B00005Q39W
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Punk    3. Rap-Metal    4. Rap-Rock    5. Reggae-Pop    6. Rock   


    Rage Against the Machine
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (10 November, 1992)
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    Not since the days of the Clash and the MC5 has rock seen such political force as in the uncompromising debut from this L.A. quartet. Expanding the hip-hop/metal style of bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage tap the spirits of vintage Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, coupled with hardcore punk intensity and Public Enemy-style grooves. "Bombtrack" opens the LP with a shot of adrenaline and singer Zack de la Rocha's infuriated chorus of "Burn, burn, yes, you're gonna burn!" The intensity doesn't let up an inch on the militant "Killing in the Name" (with the inspiring chant, "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!"), the ultrafunky "Bullet in the Head," and the engrossing "Fistful of Steel." Tom Morello combines time-honored metal guitar riffs with sounds that suggest a hip-hop scratcher over a rhythm section that simply takes no prisoners. Intelligent and aggressive, this is unimpeachably one of the best hard-rock records ever made. --James Rotondi ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous
    This CD is ridiculous.When I put it in my CD player and put the headphones over my ears I was expecting a good album.I wasn't expecting to be dancing in ecstacy for forty minutes in my bedroom.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Review from a centrist Liberal
    Yes, there are liberals who hate this garbage too. This political crap is nothing but extreme left-wing propaganda spreading their brainwashed views of political correctness in the same way that FOX News does it from the other extreme side of the political spectrum. What I find absolutely ridiculous about 'RATM' is that they're a rock band spreading hatred towards rich corporations, and yet Sony is their record label. Ha!! Let me laugh for a minute, because that's like Ozzy Osbourne being signed by a christian label. If RATM were true to their beliefs they should be signed to an indie label. I'll need to remind you people that I'm not a right-wing nut or a neo-con who worships O'Reilly and Hannity, because in the same way that RATM sucks, so do artists extreme right wings idiots like Toby Keith and Darryl Worley spreading their false patriotism and using it as a tool to make more money from 9/11.

    I have to give RATM props because Tom Morello is a great guitarist, but other than that these guys are nothing but a bunch of hypocrites.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Rock Album of the 1990s
    Rage Against the Machine's self-titled, debut album was the definitive rock album of the 1990s and, more than any other album from its time, has influenced the mainstream rock genre as it flows through the airwaves today. Although Rage's influence on the evolution of rock music has generally been overlooked and understated by critics, if one were to analyze the current state of rock music, he/she would be hard pressed to argue that it could still be what it is today without Rage.

    Rage spawned the rap/rock revolution (for better or worse), infused rock music with intelligent social and political commentary at a time when the genre was severely lacking it, and helped rock music evolve to its current state. Listen to the entire album once, all the way through, and you will see why. An amazing band, with amazing musicianship, lyricism, and insight, Rage should go down in history as one of the most influential rock bands of its generation, although it seems as though the scope of its influence may always be overshadowed by other deserving bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Regardless, what's most important is that the music will always be there for us to enjoy, and the music can never lie.

    Trust me and the others who have taken the time to express their opinions on this album -- if you are a true fan of rock music, you owe it to yourself to own this album. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000028RR
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Heavy Metal    4. Pop    5. Rap-Metal    6. Rock   


    ...And Out Come The Wolves
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (22 August, 1995)
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    Just as Green Day aped the Ramones, their contemporaries in this Southern California punk quartet aspired to be the Clash. But also like Green Day, Rancid's fresh approach and excellent songs (including the ska-punk MTV hit "Time Bomb" and the anthemic "Roots Radicals") rose far above tribute-band level. And poet Jim Carroll (The Basketball Diaries) adds spoken-word stream-of-consciousness to the dour "Junkyman." While 19 songs makes this 1995 CD drag on a bit too long, Wolves is evidence of punk rock's relevance a full two decades after the Sex Pistols. --Steve Knopper ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Rancids Breakthough album.
    Not many bands can hold there own in a scene(Especially one as unforgiving as the punk scene) after 10 years worth of albums and MTV airplay.But thankfully rancid have,They have been accused of selling out,softening up,Being Pop punk and everything inbetween and through it all they still Hold their heads high and do what they always did,which happened to be making Good "modern"Punk rock.This album was rancids break though album.Its 19 tracks of OI,Ska and hardcore tinged Punk rock it also managed to have Major labels and MTV wiping drool from their mouths,especially after Time bomb and Ruby Soho hit the airwaves.As the title suggests rancid knew the major labels would come running and they did.Thankfully they refused to be bought out.Almost anyone of these 19 tracks could have been a single all as catchy as the next and touching on various subjectsEtc,Exessive Drug use,racism,Homelessness.The one thing ive always respected about this band is everything they do is done with heart and this album is no different.Many bands touch on similiar subjects but have no sincerity at all.Rancid on the other hand tell a story in every track and they all come from the heart.Its certainly not rancids best(not in my view anyway),but it is the most accesible and if your new to rancid this would be the way to go.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My 2nd favorite by Rancid
    But although it's only 2nd I suggest getting this as your First Rancid album. It's their breakthrough album for a reason. However, although the overall sound is great and the musicianship is great, this album can be really repetitive. The second half of the album is very easy to get lost in and although some songs stick out (Daly City Train, Disorder and Dissarray) you'll find that most of it sounds very similar.
    I still suggest getting this though, it's a masterpiece and be sure to pick up Rancid [2000] also (the one with the skull on it), I believe that is Rancid's best album to date.

    4-0 out of 5 stars ...and out come the worst album by rancid
    This album is a fan favorite for some. Some can't get enoguh of Ruby Soho. time bomb and Roots radicals were all some of the most popular rancid songs. But, not everyone will agree. I think this album wasn't as good. it's still good, just not like their other albums.

    let's getto the duds. I hated the songs As Wicked, the way I fell about you, she's automatic, and the terrible Ruby Soho. There just lame, boring, and have bad choruses. The solos aren't very good. 4 duds is pretty bad. plus, the songs can be repetitive, and this is a CD that I sometimes skip through.

    There are still some great songs. i love Time bomb, with it's killer3rd verse. Disorder and Dissaray has a chorus that uses two words:Crucify Me. olympia Way has a great chorus like start now(My favorite Rancid song).Junkie man is also great, with a poet reading something.

    My favorite song on this CD isOld Friend. With it's solos, use of two gutairs, singing, and killer bass line. it stands out from the rest. plus it's not a song you can just skip.

    Bottom line: Any ska fan should buy this. listen to samples first. before deciding.

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    Asin: B000001IQH
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Alternative/Indie-Rock    3. Pop    4. Punk Revival    5. Punk-Pop    6. Rock    7. Ska-Punk    8. Third Wave Ska Revival   


    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (13 November, 2001)
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    Those expecting a collection of full-on metal songs on the latestSevendust album will get only half of what they want. While the band has alwayshad a more melodic, less rap-metal approach than their peers, tracks onAnimosity are far more accessible than typical nu metal. Some songs, withtheir contradictory mixes, do sound disjointed and confusing, but "Crucified,""Damaged," and "Dead Set" are just a few examples where it all fits togethernicely.

    Elsewhere, tracks fall into power-ballad waters, but thankfully they are notcheesy. "Xmas Day" and the midtempo "Follow"--featuring assists by Aaron Lewisof Staind--feature darkbut emotional melodies that are carried beautifully by Lajon Witherspoon'ssoulful vocals. The album closes on a spiritual note with "Angel's Son,"Sevendust's heartfelt tribute to late Snot singer Lynn Strait, which is fleshedout by a string section. --Gail Flug ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Hard Rock CD Ever
    I just saw these guys last nite in Hampton Beach NH, they rocked.This had to be the best concert I have ever been to.Animostity is there best CD in my opinion.Seasins is good too.I didnt like the first two all the well, just a few songs on each.They played 2 new songs at there show for there upcoming cd which is finished they said.They have a new guitarist.He was really good.He had alot to fill in place of their old guitarist.There new songs are heavy!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Forever my favorite Sevendust CD
    After i heard all 4 albums, i concluded this to be my favorite one. Simply because of how "colorful" the album is. This album while exploring lots of emotions, is still heavy, and still puts a beat in you! It also brings you to tears at some times with "X-Mas Day" and DEFENATLY with "Angel's Son"

    T.O.A.B. -- This is a like a track from Home. A good opening track, but probably should have been put more toward the end. Ah well... Heavy as crap, so i cant complain - 4/5

    Praise -- One of my favorite Sevendust songs EVER! It has an explosive beginning, a great chorus, and a positive attitude (which is really rare in NuMetal songs)! This ties for my favorite track on the CD with "Crucified" - 5/5

    Trust -- Trust was one of the first Sevendust songs ever nailed in my head. Although im not really sure what the lyrics are about (which just makes it all the more better), this is a really good slow themed song -4/5

    Crucified -- One of the friggin heaviest tracks on the album, Crucified always has me singing with it. Ironically, Lajon dosent scream through the whole track (although Morgan, and Clint do). This song brings alot of melodical heat! This ties for my favorite track on the CD with "Praise" - 5/5

    X-Mas Day -- I always played this song when i ws upset about a girl, and even when im not this song almost brings me to tears. Its an awesome comibined acoustic/electric job, and this is the song that will make me miss Clint forever (he left Sevendust Dec.04) - 4/5

    Dead Set -- Dont get me wrong, i like this song, but i think it needed more to it...Either that or be made shorter. This song has a great pre-chorus, and chorus though, which saves the rating! - 3.5/5

    Shine -- This song is fast paced, and has good guitar jobs! The moldy of the song is pretty good, and once again has that melodic heaviness that Sevendust is so good at! - 4/5

    Follow (feat. Aaron Lewis) -- Another slow paced song, but to me, Sevendust puts an illusion of a waterfall in my head the introduction!Lajon, and AARON both do a good job singing. The image this song creates in my mind is what makes it really great! - 4/5

    Damaged -- This is obviously a song about a loved one commiting suicide! This song is fairly heavy, and has meaningful lyrics. As a matter of fact, i suggest if your thinking about self-harm that you listen to this song, before you put loved ones through that - 4/5

    Live Again -- This is a good song, but im not too sure if it was the right choice for a single. This song like "Follow" isnt heavy at all, but has hard-rock traits, and very great singing in it. - 4/5

    Beautiful -- This is the only song on the album i really dont care for. It basically has the same traits as "Live Again", but it isnt a horrible song, so i cant give it a horrible rating- 3/5

    Redefine -- Defenatly one of my faves on the album, Redefine is crushingly heavy verses, with a catchy chorus! Perfect fighting kind of song - 4/5

    Angels Son --No matter what, i always cry when i listen to this song. This song was written dedicated to "Lynn Strait" of Snot, but i highly doubt thats all whom it applies to (since Sevendust has lost alot of freinds in the past few years). This song is sad, but positive becuase it gives the message of heaven. Also, this song is done acoustically, and with some orchestra in the backround. This song (isnt my favorite, but) is probably the greatest acheivement Sevendust has ever made - 5/5

    I love this CD. Its one of the few CD's i can listen to all the way through! I suggest this CD to NuMetal, or even Classic Rock fans.

    5-0 out of 5 stars metal you can groove to
    Sevendust is jammin'. Open their mind to their music and get inspired. Melodic as can be heavy metal with a hip-hop and techno influences. Their singer is of color and his bandmates are white. That I find super cool. It only helps against prejudice and racism in music these days just because. Nu-metal with soul. Not so popular like Korn or System of a down; Sevendust has that on their side too. I love underrated kick ass bands! ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Industrial Metal    4. Pop    5. Rock   


    The Elephant Riders
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (14 April, 1998)
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Their ONLY bump in the road
    I've been a very very big Clutch fan since picking up Speedway League on a whimb after seeing Shogun on Headbangers Ball in the early 90's.For me, this is the only Clutch album that is a letdown.I seem to be in the minority thinking this isn't a very good album, but it just isn't near as infectious as every other release they've put out thus far.I find the first 4 songs to be the only ones worth listening to time and again.I never would've guessed Clutch would've become what they have after seeing Shogun on the Ball years ago, but i'm glad they did.If you're just getting into Clutch, my advice is to get this release after getting all of their others first.My personal favorites are the self-titled and Speedway League, but you can't go wrong with Blast Tyrant or Pure Rock Fury either.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Clutch rules!
    I am a clutch fan from the beginning and I must say when I first heard this album I was thuroughly disappointed. I had come to expect so much from them because of their first 2 records, in my eyes this one just didn't measure up. I liked the first 4 songs and that was about it. I didn't listen to this album for about 3 years and then I decided to givfe it another chance. The more I listened to it, the more I liked it. It is still not one of my favorite Clutch records, but it definetly is a very good album. Also it has one of the best Clutch songs ever written on it "The Soapmakers". Other standouts are; the title track and "Eight Times Over Miss October"

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best bands ever
    This has got to be their best record along with their latest release.Every record Clutch puts out has a different sound and theme. Neil Fallon always has some great lyrics, and musically they are always tight like that.Fav tracks are, Elephant Riders, The Soapmakers, The Yeti, Muchas Veces, and Wishbone. Don't get me wrong I still love their first 2 records along with pitchfork and impetus but this is the best Clutch record. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000062HS
    Sales Rank: 7281
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Grunge    4. Pop    5. Rock   


    Expansion Team
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (23 October, 2001)
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    Having threatened on their debut, The Platform, to bring the sound of the underground to the masses, Dilated Peoples hones their old-school hooks and breaks on Expansion Team to ensnare purists and the mainstream alike. Over downtempo beats, eerie Hitchcock strings ("Clock Work"), dinner jazz ("Pay Attention!"), '70s cop-show horns ("Hard Hitters"), and DJ Babu's turntable gymnastics ("Dilated Junkies"), their exhausting couplets wage war on the talents of fellow hip-hop crews while simultaneously validating their boasts of rhyme supremacy. Yet it's the instantly addictive slow roller "Worst Come to Worst" that best proves their point. Along with the "nobody comes close" taunts, there's a lot of regulation second-album material: "Trade Money" assures that success isn't without its downsides ("Since last year I've accumulated more money / On top of that I got a lot of people acting funny"), "Proper Propaganda" has a pop at the media, and there are countless reassurances that success doesn't mean principles will be compromised. Their messages may not be new, but the Dilated Peoples' genius is delivering them with simmering tunes that make them worth hearing again. --Dan Gennoe ... Read more


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    4-0 out of 5 stars Easily there best album
    This album sounds like something I would bump and has a wide range of different types of Beats the best however is "Worst comes to worst" there are also some other good joints on this album.The Production and the beats on this album are 1st rate and probally DJ Babus best and the Lyrics are also nice-Good Job
    Lyrics 8/10 Production 10/10 X Factor 9/10 Classic 9/10 Me 8/10
    Overall=44/50 This album gets enough to get 4.5 Mics

    The Platform-2000 would get 4 Mics
    Expansion Team-2001 there best album gets 4.5 Mics
    Neighborhood Watch-2004 There 3rd and worst album gets 3.5 Mics
    The Average on there albums is a 39/50

    5-0 out of 5 stars Proving their caliber and earning clout.
    Dilated Peoples on the top of their game.For years, I've followed Dilated Peoples and their career.I'm a big fan.What's so great about them you ask?They have their very own style, so far out of the mainstream, so original, and so adventurous it's like listening to a new CD every time you hit play on your boom-box.Evidence and Rakaa come out both barrels blazing, their lyrical war-fare at a peak.There are too many tracks on the CD to list the stand-outs, more than 3/4 of the record is worth listening to, though I must confess "Night Life" and "Worst Comes To Worst" probably get the most rotation in my CD player.

    There's not too much to really say about this album besides... no, it's not perfect.Upon first listening I was a little uneasy.I wasn't sure it would live up to my expectation, but shortly there-after, it warmed up to me, and went above and beyond my expectations.Sure there are a few songs that aren't very good, and one or two that could be classified as 'unlistenable', but you get that on almost EVERY CD these days.I can only think of a handful of CD's where that isn't the case, among them would be Talib Kweli's "Quality", Mos Def and Talib Kweli's "Black Star", and aside from that, Hieroglyphics is the only other group that comes close to that caliber (excluding R&B albums).Maybe Royce Da 5'9"s "Death Is Certain", but even then, there's a track or two I hardly ever sit through.Dilated Peoples has earned a spot among the best in the game TWICE OVER.I always say that if a CD has good beats, lyrics, and messages (I'm big on positive messages in music), then it's ten star CD, regardless of a few bad tracks. Dilated Peoples is right up there.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this CD for any lover of mainstream or underground hip-hop.

    It's a step out of the ordinary, but a step in the right direction.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good but the other 2 albums are better
    Dilated Peoples are my favorite crew, to me they represent hip-hop in its purest form which is just strong beats backed up with good lyrics.

    They don't claim to be the greatest lyricists in the world, their just doing their thing.

    Expansion Team is the second release from the group since their hugely dope debut The Platform.

    The album gets to a good start with 'Live On Stage' as Rakaa and Evidence get busy with their improved lyrics and Babu gets busy with his scratching.If you seen them live then you would know why they have a track called 'Live on Stage'

    Then we have the single 'Worst comes to Worst' which uses samples from William Bell's 'I forgot to be your lover' and has no doubt become a classic joint for the Peoples to be remembered in Hip-Hop.

    DJ Premier gives them a hot track with 'Clockwork' with the usual Ev & Rakaa bragging rhymes.

    They then bust a little concept with Da Beatminerz produced 'Trade Money' where they talk about loving money but not letting it control them.

    However there is some medicore stuff on the album with 'Heavy Rotation' feat the liks which didn't capture the spark they had with 'Right On' on The Platform.Also 'War' should have just been an accapella just like he performs it live or they should of recorded him doing it live. ?uestloves drums didn't sound very good with the rhymes.

    'Hard Hitters' was average because all the stuff they said on that track were said through out the album and had lost its edge.

    I truly believe that it was Rakaa who had stepped up his lyrical game and flow the most on this album, whereas Evidence had lost the flow he had for the first album and was unable to keep up with Iriscience.

    Babu really shows his Production talents on this album with 2 amazing tracks in 'Proper Properganda' & 'Pay Attention' (My Favorite Dilated Track Ever) as well as him getting busy with his crew The Beat Junkies on 'Dilated Junkies'

    However as an album it doesn't make an impression like the new album 'Neighborhood Watch' and debut 'The Platform' does.
    Expansion Team is basically the Platform but the cuts don't leave a big enough impression.

    Neighborhood Watch has much better song writing and it is much easier to take in because their's no filler on the album with the exception of 'This Way'.

    Dilated Fans should pick up the album but realise after 'Pay Attention' the album does drag on. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005PJG8
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Rap    2. Pop    3. Rap & Hip-Hop    4. Underground Rap   


    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (12 July, 1994)
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    Starting where Holland's Urban Dance Squad left off--thrash rock coupled with hip-hop beats, rapping, and Jamaican-style toasting--311 found their own voice on 1994's Grassroots. Here they prove to be an estimable groove machine on cuts such as "Applied Science" and "Omaha Stylee," blending turntable moves and ska rhythms like a kinder, gentler Fishbone. Avowed stoners, they dip into noodly Grateful Dead territory on the jammy "Taiyed," touch on Meters-style funk in the sleek "Grassroots," and echo the Bad Brains on the rasta-metal mosh "Salsa." Their dub-rock lexicon is spoken by the likes of Sublime, Limp Bizkit, and Sugar Ray--players in a rock genre of which Grassroots is a modern classic. --James Rotondi ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars I dont feel like registering
    Best album of any genre of music i've ever heard. Great guiar riffs, amazing solos, killer bass, great drum beats, and even a little d.j.ing by SA. Best songs are...

    1. Six
    2. Applied Science
    3. Homebrew
    4. Nutsymtom
    5. Omaha Syylee

    3-0 out of 5 stars 311 - 'Grassroots' (Capricorn)
    These Omaha natives return with their second CD.Keep in mind this was my first listen to the group.311 hit me like sort of a cross breed of,say The Beastie Boys and Red Hot Chili Peppers.Tunes I liked best were "Lucky",the hard-hitting "Silver","Salsa" and "Six".Still never got to see this act live as they often get booked in the medium to larger venues anymore when they tour.Might appeal to fans of Sugar Ray,Sublime and maybe Rage Against The Machine.A decent find.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 311 has Grass Roots. This album is amazing
    AHHHHH the sweeet sound of 311's best album Grassroots. When the boys of 311 came out with this album in 1994 they really hit the jackpot. This cd is such a great album to party to, to chill to or do whatever. It's very polished for a sophomore album too. Includes classics like Omaha Stylee, Homebrew, Lose and 1,2,3. here's a track by track analysis:

    1.Homebrew (5/5) one of the best on the cd. great melodic opener!!

    2.Lucky (5/5)just as good as homebrew

    3.Nutsymptom (4/5)A great song jsut doesn't do as much for me as the prior two songs. a real headbanger and like the weird intro b4 it breaks rite into SAs rapping.

    4.8:16AM (5/5)Wow a layed back chilling masterpiece

    5.Omaha Stylee (5/5) My sec fav song on the cd. long intro breaks into rocking melodic beat

    6.Applied Science (5/5) great beginning...mosh pit masterpiece..then a long but awesome drum solo followed by more rockin guitar and vocals

    7.Taiyed (5/5) i love the sound of the guitar in this song. great for chilling

    8.Silver (4/5) hard rocker..will get beginning riff stuck in your head for hours

    9.Grassroots (5/5) awesome song complete with a rockin beat and reggae beat

    10.Salsa (4/5) good song

    11.Lose (5/5) i love this song. i was obsessed with the nice laid back beat forever before i moved on the other songs. jsut an excellent tune.

    12.Six (5/5) aweomse melodic song. one of the best this album has to offer

    13.Offbeat Bare-ass (5/5) hardest song on the album. AWESOME. one of my favorite 311 songs

    14.1,2,3 (5/5) MY fav on the cd. 311 def saved the best for last in this case. Trippy chilling song with positive lyrics. great way to end a night of partying.

    This is one of 311 best albums if not their best. This is also a great cd to get anyone into 311

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (03 October, 1995)
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    Call it what you want: emo-core, alternative, sneaker metal...the Deftones seemed the most unlikely quartet to come out on Madonna's Maverick Records. The music is agro, abrasive, and damn near primal from the disc's first few seconds. Tool-like whisperings of frontman Chino Moreno can bring the mood from disconcerting to downright dangerous in seconds. Heavy, chunky guitar riffs, mad raps, and testy tempo changes make this a must-have for fans of whisper-to-a-primal-scream alterna-rock. Killer tracks: "Bored" and "7 Words." --Denise Sheppard ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Masters of setting the mood
    I love this album, this and Tools Aenima was the main influences for the band I played in at '96. It has meant very much for me over the years. I love the mood this record gets you in. To call this Nu-metal is wrong I think, the genre didn't exist at the time it was made and I don't want to put it in the same genre as alot of bands that doesn't have the same quality as Deftones. The sound is abit rough, but I like that. That puts the focus more on the songs and the lyrics, which are great. At the beginning of owning this album Root was my favourite, but now I think it's Minus Blindfold or Lifter. The music isn't technically advanced, and I think that's good, actually. Music is about feeling, and you should do what it takes to convey the feelings you want to convey. To play advanced stuff just because you're able isn't good. Then you're just showing off, forgetting about the point of it all. I give this album a 5, because of the historical aspect of it, and the fact that they are masters of setting the mood and expressing strong feelings. Along with Tool Deftones is the best metal band out there, period.

    4-0 out of 5 stars It's Rough, But Still A Great Debut
    This is probably Deftones' worst album, but it's a good CD. The style is a little harder than Around the Fur or White Pony, and the production values are rather low. Sometimes it sounds like the music is being made up on the spot, just people hammering away on their instruments with convoluted lyrics that aren't really about anything, but it somehow works, which is pretty amazing. Chino's vocals are as good as ever and most of the riffs are catchy enough. The only song I don't really like here is "Minus Blindfold".

    Definitely pick this up if you own the other albums, but those new to Deftones should probably buy White Pony first, it makes this easier to get into.

    3-0 out of 5 stars I'm impressed. Good debut.
    Considering this genre of music (nu-metal, alternative metal, etc.) I think the Deftones were definatly at the top of the game from the beginning. Nu-metal, rap metal, and alternative metal bands usually just plain suck, but Deftones albums manage to pull together enough interesting influences, smart musical ideas, talented musicianship and good hooks to earn them all at least an "above average" grade.

    Adrenaline is a good album. It's not amazing, or even very consistent, and to be completely honest, it's probably their worst album, but it's definatly still good. I was blown away when I first heard this. I thought to myself, "an alternative metal band with guitars that sound like actual guitars, instead of massive bubbly farts? And the guitars are playing actual RIFFS, instead of overdistorted power chords laden with hip sound-effects?" Hardly believeable. In truth, there's nothing fundamentally wrong with this album, but the reason I gave it only 3 stars is because, although the energy level is high and the playing is great, some of the songs don't really go anywhere. "Engine Number 9", in particular, sucks. "One Weak" starts off pretty decent, but it's poorly arranged and not very interesting, so it usually passes by without me even noticing.

    Overall, though, the band sticks with good riffs, and keeps the listener entertained with plenty of nice tempo-changes, off-kilter arrangements, and smart transitions.

    The songs on Adrenaline are, on the whole, well-crafted, but when they're not, they're pretty annoying and sometimes so mediocre that they go unnoticed, and Chino's voice got MUCH better later. Also, a lot of these songs sound pretty similar to one another. The production is awesome, so sure all the songs SOUND cool, but a well-trained ear will realize that some of the riffs on here are pretty awkward. Although this is a good raw high-energy album, it's missing the stylistic diversity and texture of their later albums. ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Grunge    4. Heavy Metal    5. Pop    6. Post-Grunge    7. Rap-Metal    8. Rock   


    Devil's Night
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (19 June, 2001)
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    Eminem:love him or hate him? It's no surprise that Slim Shady evokes suchconflicted feelings--he's easy to champion and disparage alike, andthis new D12 album doesn't make the decision any easier. Thoughhip-hop's pale wonder is now joined by his five, conspicuously blackDetroit peers, this still sounds and feels like a Marshall Mathersproject. The biting disses of MTV pop figures ("Ain't Nuttin' ButMusic")--still there. The dark journeys into faux psychosis ("AmericanPsycho," "Devils Night")--still there. The big middle finger atconservatives, conformists, and critics ("That's How," "Purple Pills,""S*** Can Happen")--still there. And throw in Dr. Dre'sproduction alongside Denaun Porter's lumbering funk tracks and Em's ownbeats, and this is basically the third Eminem album. Besides, he'sstill the most interesting of the six D12 members to listen to--slickerlyrics, better flow, and just a more engaging personality. Which, ofcourse, is telling the listener to go to hell. Bottom line: If youliked the last two Eminem albums, this one won't disappoint. And if youhated the last two, at least you have the other D12 members to distractyour attention. --Oliver Wang ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wuz hot
    Devils night wuz a crazy album wuz bangin it for a long time n stuff

    Top 5:

    Aint Nuttin But Music
    Purple Pills
    Fight Music
    Pimp Like Me
    Devils Night

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great album buy it!
    Album info:This album is Devils Night by D12 who are Eminems group. They also have a newer album out called D12 World. This album is not for the easily offended and pop artists like Nsync and The Backstreet Boys. Here is my track ratings and my verdicts in around 15 words.
    1.Another public service announcment (skit)- Very funny skit and is better than the other 2 PSAs. 4.5/5
    2.S*** can happen- Decent beat and lyrics good way to open up the album to. 5/5
    3.Pistol Pistol- Great beats and probsbly the best lyrics on the album besides Aint Nuttin But Music. 5/5
    4.Bizzare (Skit)- Dont see the point of this skit much at all. 1.5/5
    5.Nasty mind- 1 of the few which dont appeal to me at all. 1/5
    6.Aint nuttin but music- Great beats and lyrics need I say more? 6/5
    7. American Phsyco- See above. 5/5
    8. Thats How (skit)- Funny skit in where Kuniva punches a guy who disses him. 4/5
    9.Thats How...- great song and beat. 5/5
    10.Purple *****- Not the version we see on the TV but better. 5/5
    11.Fight Music- Great song beats and video need I say more? 6/5
    12.Instigator- Another weak 1 1.5/5
    13.P**p like me- Very similar to Superman on The Eminem Show particualy the beat. 4.5/5
    14.blow my buzz- good song and aint a must listen but still good. 4/5
    15.Obie trice (Skit)- Great Obie trice/Kuniva freestyle even if very short. 5/5
    16.devils Night- title track is good song but aint as great as most of the others. 3.5/5
    17.Steve Berman (Skit)- Best skit ever heard just so funny the bit at the end where he tells em to get out and em says no then he screams NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5/5
    18.Revelation- Good song to listen too when you get home from High School etc. 4/5
    19.Girls- Eminem solo dissing Ja Rule and others. Listen now. 5/5
    Verdict- You must buy this album now with the following list all amzaing or exceptional (No skits)
    S*** can happen
    P**p like me
    Fight Music
    purple *****
    American phsyco
    Aint nuttin but music
    Pistol Pistol
    Thats How...
    Good tracks
    Devils Night
    blow my buzz
    Nasty Mind
    Skits are all good as well (Except Bizzare) and if you can buy the version with the CD rom which includes s*** on you video screensavers, games and much more. So buy right now but be warned every song (no skits) are longer than 4 minutes.
    Verdict in 5 words Buy Buy Buy buy buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars da best d12 album
    classic material straight outta dirty detroit! d12 is really underrated even tho it may not seem like it. theyre always best on they underground stuff, if u liked this get the d12 world album, some of there underground stuff, solo stuff, stuff by promatic, or ne thing by theyre friends (outsidaz, obie trice, fat killahz, paradime, u can find sum more online.)

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    Subjects:  1. Hardcore Rap    2. Pop    3. Rap & Hip-Hop   


    Source Tags & Codes
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (26 February, 2002)
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    With their first major-label release, Austin's most destructive live act will hopefully move from notoriety for trashing their instruments to appreciation for the way they use them. Source Tags & Codes is the third release from the band with the long name, and it is a volatile time bomb of emo, art rock, and post rock that explodes with emotion on every song. The walls of guitar effects and tense, heated vocals provide the band's driving aggression, but they soften the blows with bouts of dark melody, even adding strings and piano in places. The album should please fans of bands such as At the Drive In, Unwound, and Les Savy Fav, but Source Tags & Codes weighs in as heavier, noisier, and, in places, more tormented and beautiful than those bands. With enough twists in its movements to ward off any signs of predictability, Source Tags & Codes is an impressive rock collage that exposes new musical layers with each listen.--Jennifer Maerz ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the great rock albums of the century
    "Source Tags & Codes" is an almost-perfect record. Heavy and fast, but subtle and complex, ST&C gets better with age and never fails to surprise. From the opening radio static, Trail of Dead stays miles away from prog and indie cliches, and delivers literate and meaningful lyrics under hard-charging punk that's often supported by noises, blips, and instruments. The expert construction of the songs and transitions demostrate a massively talented band at their peak performance. This is a great rock album.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An epic rock album
    One of the best rock albums of all time. The originality - it feels like something I've never heard before. Amazing album.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great rockin'
    This one has it's emotional twists and turns. It's possibly in line with Interpol and The Rapture. It's a must-have, and I'll always keep it on my iPod.

    Can't wait to buy their latest album. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005YW51
    Subjects:  1. Indie Rock    2. Pop    3. Rock   


    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (02 October, 2001)
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    San Francisco's Machine Head haven't quite found a niche in the metal world. The sounds and ideas found on Supercharger are interesting and varied, as industrial mellowness mixes with punk fury, rap-metal leanings, and White Zombie-esque onslaughts, all captured deftly, thanks in part to producer Johnny K (Disturbed). Yet, while the album is an aurally pleasing, the songs lack memorable hooks. Singer Robert Flynn sometimes sounds like the Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra, at other times like Jonathan Davis from Korn, especially on "Bulldozer." From the death-metal intensity of "Trephination" to the edgy punk of "American High," Machine Head have created an intense collection that, while revved up, runs out of gas quickly. --Katherine Turman ... Read more


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    1-0 out of 5 stars Yawn...
    I tried very hard to get into this album. Unfortunately, it failed to deliver like the classic Machine Head. "Crashing Around You" sounds like a bunch of nu metal bulls**t, and "Bulldozer" is very annoying. Not recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars After Burning Red comes this!
    More songs, More ANthems, More Innovation. This was the album that got me into Machine Head. We got aggression anthems like Bulldozer, Schizophrenia anthems like "Crashing Around You" (caused Controversy after 9-11 however), hate anthems like "Nausea" (I wonder why they didn't play this live however,) A beautiful ballad which I LIKE, Deafening Silence, and of course, Life stories like my favorite song off the album AMERICAN HIGH! SO what if they went further into Nu-Metal? THEY STILL RULED!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Choose your Side
    First of all, any MH fan who doesnt like this cd isnt a MH fan at all. Supercharger is another leaf that a very personal and intense band has turned over.

    1. Declaration- No grade, this is where MH declares war on everyone. Blends great w/ the next track.

    2. Bulldozer-5/5 An amazingly heavy song which conveys the true essence of what Machine Head truly is.

    3. White Knuckle Blackout!-5/5 Another in your face track. Very intense and just like a white knuckle black out. I love the title.

    4. Crashing Around You- 5/5 This song is Robb Flynn pouring out his emotions on paper. You can basically hear his inner demons singing to him. Awesome music, guitar, bass, everything.

    5. Kick You When You're Down- 4.5/5 I like this song a lot, it shows that MH can also be a very positive band. Great opening to it and awesome inspiring lyrics.

    6. Only The Names- 5/5 A song about the abyss you will fall into while using drugs. Sums up what will eventually (or not so eventually) happen to you. Really nice progression.

    7. All in your Head- 4.5/5 The coolest part of this song is the extremely quick pased verses and the soaring chorus. MH keeps the music hard and heavy the whole way thru.

    8. American High- 4.5/5 A song about Robb Flynn's earlier years in high school. Its actually a pretty catchy song. Machine Head are a bunch of awesome and innovative musicians.

    9. Brown Nausea- A break in which you hear a weird guitar noise followed by some chokes and gags, its pretty cool.

    10. Nausea- 5/5 Another great example of how powerful MH is. A really crunchy and groovy song. Cool lyrics about being tired of someone.

    11. Blank Generation- 5/5 Very awesome song about how our generation hasnt done anything special. Trademark MH sound, heavy guitars, you have Robb rapping a bit at the end, but its still rad.

    12. Trephination- 5/5 Deals w/ thoughts of suicide and feeling like a freak. Great song, I love everything about this song, guitars, drums, INTENSE vocals by Robb whoa...

    13. Deafening Silence- 5/5 A ballad, but w/ a MH twist. Great song writing, has some pretty deep meaning to it. I really like this song.

    14. Supercharger- 5/5 The finale, and MH aims to please w/ this one. Extremely in your face, balls to the wall assault from Ahrue and Robbs' guitars. Everything about this song is energy. ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock   


    Pop & Disorderly
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (24 June, 1997)
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
    Limp's first album is very catchy but just not enough substance. Later they would show a little more lyrical and musical aggression. It's a good album though with some stand out songs, Far away,Bug Danceand a cover of the great National Lampoon's vacation theme song Holiday Road. Good pop-punk probably better than any mainstream pop-punk bands except for maybe Green Day.

    5-0 out of 5 stars So great.
    What can I say?I LOVE this CD.Every song is totally different from the others and is catchy in its own way.If you like poppy punk, you'll love it from the first time you hear it and more and more as you listen to it.The songs are impossible to get out of your head and you'll find yourself humming them.Every instrument sounds great and the whole CD has a very polished sound.And if you ever get the chance to see them live, take it!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Some of the catchiest pop punk out there
    Limp, an incredibly under appreciated band, makes an amazing cd with their debut album "Pop and Disorderly."These guys just recently broke up, which is a shame.These guys follow the same punk formula as many other bands, but somehow still keep a distinct sound.Phil's voice is one of the best, most eccentric voices in punk.He creates great vocal harmonies.This cd's sound is also mixed up and varied nicely.Every single song is good, and there are no flaws to speak of.Buy this cd and spread the word.It's about time Limp got their due. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000059K8
    Sales Rank: 108336
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


    21 & Over
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (24 August, 1993)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars MAKE ROOM for the crew with beats that THUMP!
    This album is 10 tracks of pure, funky Hip-Hop.J-Ro (who dominates the album), Tash & producer E-Swift launch a very under-rated carrer with their debut LP, 21 & Over.This album guest features mentor King Tee & homies from The Lootpack.

    Back in 1993, 10 tracks was all you needed.Nowadays, albums contain 16+ tracks, the only problem is well over half of them are garbage filler.Back when Hip-Hop was an art, it was a straight to the point 10 tracks - all of them great.

    This LP is perfect for parties, with almost all the tracks promoting and prasing drinking and getting drunk (#2 "Only When I'm Drunk" w/ EPMD's "It's My Thing" beat. & #3 "Last Call", just to name a couple).There's even one track for the potheads (#9 "Mary Jane").

    The ryhmes are well on point in every track, equipped with witty and hilarious lyrics, paired with bumping beats from E-Swift, The Lootpack & King Tee.This album is everything a Hip-Hop LP should be.

    Bottom Line:This is an excellent album, every song is great.If you've never heard Tha Alkaholiks (AKA Tha Liks), buy this LP and see what all the buzz is about.4 stars.Peace.

    5-0 out of 5 stars True underground hip hop
    J-Ro , Tash and E-Swift rip tha mic! CLASSIC! If you a real hip hop head you must have it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hooked on gin and tonics like yo' mamaz hooked on phonics!
    This is the best Liks album, and I can't figure out why.Like most people, I like the Liks because of Tash.BUT, J-Ro gets WAY more time on this album than does Tash.So, why do I like this one better than the later Liks albums and even better than Tash's solo joint?I don't know, but DON'T SLEEP.This is one of my favorite albums ever.The rhymes, beats, and guest spots (esp. King-Tee) are great.Besides, like other great debuts, this album has this wild sense of fun and excitement (like Pharcyde's first).Whenever Tash grabs the mic, it's on....but, J-Ro really seems like the "star" of this album.For example, one of the best jams is "Make Room"...and Tash doesn't even rap on it.Still, for classic Tash flows, check out his verse on "Only When I'm Drunk"...a great song.Also, the 1st track is so amazing that for 1 month after buying this I never heard another song on the album.Beware, most songs have a heavy emphasis on God's Great Liquid...check out the sweet cover art! ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Club/Dance    2. Pop    3. Rap & Hip-Hop   


    Southern Discomfort
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Something Different This Way Comes...
    This album is extremely unique. A blend of explicit lyrics, break beats and actual harmony.Even if you don't care for the subject matter, the groove itself will keep you listening.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love that "Sittin' in a Bar"
    I was stationed on a aircraft carrier in the navy, and "sittin' in a bar" was our drinking song, we all just grab a guitar and start singing, we were all drunk out of our minds. that one song alone makes the album 5 stars

    5-0 out of 5 stars a truly genius and shamefully underappreciated gem
    I stumbled across this cd by pure fluke right after it came out, after seeing a video for "It Don't Matter".Needless to say, it struck a resounding chord in me and after nearly five years and several worn-out copies, this cd remains as my favorite of all time and is always in my cd player.Sure, there's lots of swearing, but so does real everyday life, and this cd, like no other I have ever heard, captures the truth about the innate sadness of the human condition.It's a shame these guys never got the attention they deserved, because this cd is truly genius.All the answers to life's riddles can be found in the lyrics, they are truly profound if you're open-minded enough to listen. A true gem. ... Read more

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    Sales Rank: 21281
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Rap    2. Pop    3. Rock   


    Cheshire Cat
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (03 November, 1998)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best Blink-182 album ever!
    The music in this cd is a lot different than say "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket" Instead of the pop lyrics with no punk beats, Cheshire Cat has pop lyrics with punk beats!

    I still enjoy listening to this cd, and learned to play all the songs (I'm a bassist) In my opinion, this cd as well as the first three are the best. Five stars without a doubt.

    5-0 out of 5 stars UNDERRATED
    This CD is pretty much a diamond in the rough. Because of the not-great recording, it is considered a not-great CD, which is just plain wrong. It has it's weak spots, but also impossibly catch tunes like wasting time, M+M's, and carousel. Actually, they are all pretty catchy. If youre a new Blink fan, into I miss you and that, you probably wont dig this album. But if youre an old-school Blink fan, this one's for you. Overall, its a way underrated, awesome C.D. I remember just how great it is every time I lister to it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as dude ranch
    I have liked blink-182 since I was 6, and this is probobly my third favorite. Dude rnach bein first, self-titled second.

    Carousel 10/10: If you don't like this song, your not a true blink fan.

    M and M's 9/10: Another awesome song, and shows off mark's singing talents.

    Fentoozler 9/10: Another great one, though I am not positive of what it's about.

    Touchdown boy 6/10: An okay song. Not on of my favorites.

    Strings 8/10: Pretty good, the verses are great but the chorus is a little weak-type.

    Peggy sue 10/10: An awesome song that I indentify with.

    Sometimes 10/10: An awesome, fast-paced song.

    Does my breath smell? 7.5/10: A funny Tom-type song. Not the best though.

    Cacophony 10000/10: My favorite song on the album. Strong lyrics and kick ass vocals by Mark.

    Tv 9.5/10: Another good song with a good message. "We're taught how to think on the evening news."

    Toast and bannanas 8/10: A pretty rad song with just Tom singing. Good lyrics.

    Wasting Time 9/10: Sorda like M and M's, a song about a girl with the same type of tune. The chorus rocks.

    Romeo and Rebecca 10/10: My other favorite song on the album, probobly one of my favorite lyric's of all time.

    Ben wah balls, Just about done, depends 8/10: All pretty funny, I especially recommend "Depends".
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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Punk Revival    5. Punk-Pop    6. Rock   


    Mega!! Kung Fu Radio
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Nothing Like "Tonight The Stars Revolt", But Still A Classic
    Powerman 5000's major label debut, "Mega!! Kung Fu Radio", is a solid album. Rob Zombie's brother, Spider, leads the band. This disc may involve rap lyrics, but they aren't as terrible as Fred Durst's lyrics. My favorite song is "Car Crash", which is a definite classic. "Organizized" has a great beat to it, a little to the rap side, but this is the closest to rap I listen to. The music is just great in this song. "Tokyo Vigilante #1" sounds a lot like rap, but do I care? Not as long as this is a solid debut. Spider's lyrics are original on this album, especially on "Car Crash". He loves singing about kung-fu a lot...

    This doesn't sound like "Tonight The Stars Revolt", as it says in the title. Why? Because it doesn't have the industrial elements that Marilyn Manson and Orgy use in their songs yet. It's still a great album as well.

    Anyways, buy this album in any condition. Used or new would be fine, or via Napster or any other online music store.

    5-0 out of 5 stars oh ya man
    this is good.
    it is strong emotional and just cool.
    music isnt about talent (which these 5 men have A LOT of) it is about sound. it is a blasting funk sound that is much like the good the bad and the ugly (other pm5k cd).
    it will make you want to sing allong with it. as well as just dance in your room when you think you are alone.
    its some good stuff, one of their best (far better the tonight the stars revolt)

    rock on

    5-0 out of 5 stars this was powerman 5000
    iv'e owned this cd since 1997, it is a great album, and i wish the band would have stuck to it's roots.that's not the case at all if you like new pm5k stuff you might not like this album. if you liked how limp bizkit changed there music. you might not like this. i would have to say if your not one of those trl brats you should check this out. sell outs get no respect with me and neither do there fans. ... Read more

    Asin: B000005ALX
    Sales Rank: 51347
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock   


    Wisconsin Death Trip
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (23 March, 1999)
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    A genre-bending sonic onslaught, this disc is not for the faint-hearted. Static-X skillfully blend angry staccato guitar, dark metallic noise, and mutating synthesizer washes to construct an ominous (though occasionally humorous) wall of sound. Lead vocalist Wayne Static's high-energy delivery alternates from whisper to roar on tracks such as "Bled for Days" and "I Am," and he often uses his voice as a potent rhythmic sound effect, as on "Push It" and "Sweat of the Bud." Tony Campos's distorted bass riffs and drummer Ken Jay's confident beats add a human feel to the mechanical rhythms, adroitly creating the tight grooves of "Otsegolation" and "Fix," as well as the rigid swing in "Stem." Wayne Static and Koichi Fukuda skillfully combine guitars and keyboards on "The Trance Is the Motion" to produce crashing waves of sound, while their programming on "December" results in a more subdued piece to close the album. --Mark McCleerey ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars No One Should Not Like This Album
    This CD is Static-X's debut. It is from 1999.

    On eBay one day, I saw a deal I could not refuse. The deal had Wisconsin Death Trip and the other 2 albums by Static-X (not Beneath, Between, Beyond) for a measly 6 bucks. I bought it. This was their first CD, so I listened to it first. IT'S AWESOME!
    With Wayne Static's booming vocals and the rest of the band's guitar and drums, it's hard to not find something to like on WDT. I'll go through, one by one, each track on this disc. I'll rate them from a scale of 1 to 10.
    1= it's a disgrace to the world
    10= AWESOME!

    1. Push It- The CD starts off fast, quick and great with "Push It". Although some people say this is their favorite, it's not for me. It ALMOST is. The reason I like this is it's not overplayed (or even played) on the radio, unlike some songs. Great lyrics and the guitars are, also. Wayne does a great death metal voice on this one. Nothing not to like on this one.
    Rating: 11/10 Time- 2:35

    2. I'm With Stupid- Woah. While this is just as fast and awesome as the track before this, I'd have to say "Push It" is better. This is obviously the weirdest song on the disc and the guy/girl singing with Static talks weird and makes no sense. This song is different than everything in the world, but that doesn't make it bad.
    Rating: 10/10 Time- 3:25

    3. Bled For Days- Another fast song. Although not as good as "Push It" or "I'm With Stupid", it's still a great song. The lyrics aren't quite as good as in any of the tracks, but the chorus still has good lyrics. The chorus saves this song from being a flop.
    Rating: 9/10 Time- 3:46

    4. Love Dump- Although it's a slower song than anything before it on this album, this is good. It's very techno and the lyrics are really good. It seems like this would be hard to play in a concert with all the mechanical noises and stuff. Pretty good, not the best.
    Rating: 9/10 Time- 4:20

    5. I Am- This is much better than Love Dump and Bled For Days before it. It is faster than both of those songs, and the lyrics are better than in Bled. Not as good as "Push It", but Wayne sings great and, as always, the guitar is awesome.
    Rating: 10/10 Time: 2:47

    6. Otsegolation- I don't get why Static-X has to add the "otsego" songs onto every CD they put out. The songs are much weaker than anything else on the disc, and the lyrics are always bland, usually resulting in them saying "otsegolation" over and over and over. Also, Wayne's voice seems hoarse and not near as good.
    Rating: 6/10 Time- 3:32

    7. Stem- Hmmmm.... don't know quite what to say about this song. It's just barely better than "Otsegolation." Just kind of stupid. It's slower than many things on the disc and it's not near as good as many other things.
    Rating: 7/10 Time- 2:55

    8. Sweat of the Bud- The beginning slow part gives you the feeling it will be like "Stem", but this song is much faster and the lyrics are a lot better. The guitar is some of the best you'll hear on WDT, but the song isn't one of the strong points.
    Rating: 8/10 Time- 3:30

    9. Fix- Although it sounds like they're saying "In a fix, Jello, I am in a fix", the lyrics actually make sense. The whole song is good and is much better than "Sweat of the Bud" or "Stem".
    Rating: 9/10 Time- 2:50

    10. Wisconsin Death Trip- In my opinion, this is the best song on the CD. Although the lyrics aren't as great as some songs, the guitar, drums and vocals are all perfect. Nothing wrong with this track, better than anything else on here. Plus, since the lyrics are so easy, you can even sing-along!
    Rating: 11/10 Time- 3:09

    11. The Trance is the Motion- Although the song title doesn't make much sense at all, this is still a good song. It's not as perfect as WDT before it, but it's alright.
    Rating: 9/10 Time- 4:50

    12. December- Not much to say, December is an instrumental and a slow one at that. Not as bad as "Otsegolation", but it really doesn't fit in with a metal CD like this one.
    Rating: 7/10 Time- 6:18

    So, I'm done rating all the songs. All in all, this is a complete and awesome CD that any metal fan will enjoy. This is much better than Shadow Zone, but, unlike other people, I like Machine just a bit better. Machine is harder and I like more songs on it. Now, it's time for The 3 Best Songs and The Filler.

    The 3 Best Songs
    3. I'm With Stupid
    2. Push It

    The Filler...
    Sweat of the Bud...

    Even though there's a lot of filler, this is still a must-have for any fan of metal or hard rock. Soon, I'll write my review for Machine. Look there soon.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best Static-X album ever! 5 stars man
    Consisting of Wayne Static (lead vocals, guitars, programming), Ken Jay (drums), Tony Campos (bass, backing vocals), and Koichi Fukuda (guitars, keyboards, programming), Static-X's debut album Wisconsin Death Trip is without a doubt the band's best album ever. I've had this album for almost 5 years now, and it's still one of my all time favorite albums. This album is very heavy and addictive from beginning to end. The opening track Push It is my favorite song on here. Other songs I really love on here include I'm With Stupid, Bled For Days, Love Dump, Fix, I'Am, Otsegolation, and the title cut. Wayne Static's vocals can range from a mad scream to a seething growl. Koichi Fukuda and Wayne of course both lay down some real addictive guitar riffs that will stay stuck in your head for days. Tony Campos his great pulse pounding bass lines that are just beaten to a bloody pulp. Ken Jay's drumming on here is pretty damn good as well. Anyways, if you're new to Static-X, Wisconsin Death Trip is the one album to start out with. I guarantee you'll be addicted to it, like I'am. ROCK ON!
    1. Push It: 5/5 (Best song)
    2. I'm With Stupid: 5/5
    3. Bled For Days: 5/5
    4. Love Dump: 5/5
    5. I'Am: 5/5
    6. Otsegolation: 5/5
    7. Stem: 5/5
    8. Sweat Of The Bud: 5/5
    9. Fix: 5/5
    10. Wisconsin Death Trip: 5/5
    11. The Trance Is The Motion: 5/5
    12. December: 5/5

    Other bands I recommend: Ministry, Strapping Young Lad, Helmet, Prong, Fear Factory, Dope, White Zombie/Rob Zombie.

    5-0 out of 5 stars static x wisconson death trip songs
    this is not a kids review i am almost 15.
    1. push it5/5 best song on the cd
    2. im w/ stupid4/5 relly liked it but now its old 2 me
    3. bled 4 days5/5 sweet song it is sweet
    4. love dump4.5/5 kool song
    5. i am5/5 sweet song
    6. otsegolation1/5 what is this?
    7. stem3.5/5 good guitars
    8. sweat of the bud5/5 props
    9. fix2/5 its ok
    10. wisconson death trip4/5 relly good
    11. trance is the motion5/5 sweet guitars
    12. december4/5 sweet random song from static 4 ya ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Pop    4. Rock   


    Waste of Mind
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (13 October, 1998)
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    2-0 out of 5 stars I can't believe I'm saying this, but...
    ...this album is terrible compaired to Playmate of the year and Mfzb. I can't quite put my finger on it, but something about "waste of mind" blows when compaired to the later two. Maybe its the fact that every other verse, bridge and chorus is either boring, hard to sit thru or both? Maybe its the fact that this album has little to no pop-punk influence, making it an experimental nightmare? Or maybe its that "waste of mind" is just plain not as good as the others. whatever it may be, I know one thing for sure, this album pretty much sucks all the way thru, and was a huge waste of 11.99 plus tax.

    High Points: Waste of mind, Big Shot

    Low Points: 1-12 (except 5 and 8)

    Rock Bottom: Fly Daze and Bootylicious

    If you're thinking about getting waste of mind because you liked the other two, BEWARE, this album is nothing like them. If you're just starting out with zeebrahead, get Mfzb (their best) or Playmate of the year (a close second) instead and call it a day. This album is NOT POP-PUNK, its boring...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Original and Relevent
    In a period inundated with rap-rock outfits like Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, etc., Waste of Mind still stands out as a shining example of musical ingenuity and originality. The kicker: it was released in 1998, and still feels fresh. Fusing pop melodies, powerful yet intricate guitar riffs, reggae and hip-hop rhythms, and gripping rap vocals, the album never repeats itself and covers a wide range of styles. Try "Someday," "The Real Me," or "Feel This Way" for a few examples of what Zebrahead has to offer, and avoid if possible any preconceptions you may have developed from their later albums. Waste of Mind remains one of the few rap-rock albums in my collection, because it is convincing and legitimate in a genre laden with redundancy and imitation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It will put a smile on your face
    Unlike many of the tired, cheesy, boring and annoying rap metal acts that have come and gone; Zebrahead stands out from the bunch creating their own signature sound.

    It's nearly impossible not to enjoy the songs on this album. It will put you in a good mood if your in a bad one. This wild ride of rock, metal, funk, and hip-hop will excite your ears to the fullest. Every track is great, and the songs play off each other well with plenty of diversity. From the moment "Check" takes off, it turns into a thrilling ride.

    Their mix of rap, great lyrics, sweet squealing guitar riffs, crunching metal guitar riffs, funky bass lines, all with full intensity shows that this band has some true talent. Fast songs like "Get Back," "The Real Me," "Someday," and "Bootylicious Vinyl" to sweet chill tunes like "Feel This Way," "Move On," and "Fly Daze" transition so well with each other.

    Don't be swayed away from Zebrahead if you think they are just another played-out rap metal band, they are unique in their own way. ... Read more

    Asin: B00000DCH7
    Sales Rank: 11937
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Funk Metal    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Rap-Metal    6. Rock   


    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (23 October, 2001)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic Album
    Goldfinger is one of the best ska-punk bands to have ever existed. This album proves it. "Here In My Bedroom" is a classic that you should listen to. Buy the other albums as well if you have a grudge against Green Day and those other s**tty poser punk bands.

    5-0 out of 5 stars You can do it!
    Goldfinger came out with this album and kicked the [...] out of me. It was so spectacular that I couldn't believe what I was hearing. There isn't a song on this album that I pass up. From start to finish I can listen to this album over and over and over and I've had it for nearly 10 years. This CD soars above a lot of other albums out at that time and even now. Although Goldfinger has progressively gone down hill in sound, lyrics, and production quality, this CD was a gem. "Hang Ups" was another awe inspiring CD with no song passable. "Superman" to "Chris Cayton", "Hang Ups" was one of a kind. "Dan's Coconut Ass" wasn't too shabby with a few skippers. "Stomping Ground" was a great CD, though it didn't sound like Goldfinger. A few songs had the Goldfinger touch, but they had a new, developing sound as well. "Open Your Eyes" was where the collapse became evident. The first 6 songs are great. Some of the others on the album have their high points, but there are more cons than pros on this album. Now, their new CD is out...That's all I have to say about that. It's out. Listen for yourself.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A killer new sound for 1996
    Few bands took a stab at this style of music in 1996, and none of them had more success with this new sound than Goldfinger did. It was a blend of fusion, punk and ska that took the world by storm, and the L.A. based quartet helped move ska in positive directions. There are several standout tracks, the biggest being the hit/video "Here in Your Bedroom", which was featured on their original demo EP in 1995. The EP received favorable reviews and heavy airplay of college radio. The success of the EP earned them a shot to tour alongside the Sex Pistols, No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, and a spot on the Van's Warped Tour.

    Some of the best tracks include "Mind's Eye," "Stay," "Here in Your Bedroom," "Answers," my personal favorite "Mabel" and the humorous "My Girlfriend's Shower Sucks". They mix it up a bunch, throwing in reggae and metal as well.

    Overall, Goldfinger comes off original and full of energy. They paved the way for many pop-punk/ska bands to come. The album went gold in 1998. ... Read more

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    Sales Rank: 10224
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock    3. Ska   


    Hopeless Romantic
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (04 May, 1999)
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    The Bouncing Souls play old-school punk rock in the tradition of The Ramones and Social Distortion. It sounds anachronistic in an age when rap-metal hybrids litter the hardcore landscape, but the Souls turn up the heat with hooks a-plenty and above average lyricism. Music fans will get a big kick out of humorous cuts like "It's Not the Heat, It's the Humanity" and "Bullying the Jukebox,"--an anthem about taking over a tavern's tune selection ("I walked into the bar / And put in twenty bucks / I know other people's taste in music sucks"). With whiplash guitars courtesy of guitarist "The Pete,"Hopeless Romantic yields a bumper crop of classic Epitaph loudness. --Jason Josephes ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars good
    its an alright album, i really liked how i spent my summer vacation. when i bought hopeless romantic a previous album for summer vacation, i expected it to be as good. it kind of failed my expectations, but theres some highlights in it. this music really isnt the most mature music or thoughtout music in the world, which did't really bug me in summer vacation, but kinda did in hopeless romantic. they sing about wierd stuff, like bullying the jukebox and all that.
    I guess im in to more mature music, but heres the good parts of hopeless romantic. Hopeless romantic the song is really catchy, probably my favorite on the album. Ole is a pretty cool song and it is really catchy. overall its decent, but i think their later albums have a better sound to them. Im not the biggest punk fan, but i enjoy some. when it comes down to it, sample the music here to see if you like the sound.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Bouncing Souls NEED to be in your record collection!!
    This was the 1st Bouncing Souls Cd I ever listened to and I was totally grabbed by "Hopeless Romantic" I became hooked after "Ole!" and "Monday Morning Ant Brigade". After practially wearing out my friends copy, I bought my own and obssesively played it, especially during the World Cup (2002) for all the footie fans in our place.

    This is probably the best cd I own cause these guys put so much meaning into the songs. You can take so much from all the songs on here, whether it be a good time or a contemplative time of how life goes on (Kid, Night on Earth) surviving bad times (Fight to live) and even having some kind of warm memory in time (Undeniable)

    This is a great DC. Go and get it and you won't be disappointed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Origional
    I really enjoyed this album because it is something different. Well, what I mean is that BS has a great lead singer who sings from the heart, catchy rifts, and it's just fun. I hear some influences from Green Day, The Ramones maybe. They're alot of fun. Go bye it. A real winner. ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Punk Revival    4. Rock   


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