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1. Sublime
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For all his tattoos and bulked-up frat-boy persona, singer Bradley Nowell had real soul, which made his fatal heroin overdose even more tragic. There's more to this Long Beach, California, trio's debut, released shortly after Nowell's death in 1996, than white suburban punks imitating Jamaican ska music. The band comes up with great songs, notably the catchy MTV hit "What I Got"; spooky dub-reggae undertones, produced by the Butthole Surfers' Paul Leary, to go with the snappy horns; and surprisingly progressive lyrics that attack sexism and other social ills, especially on "Wrong Way." Like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fishbone, obvious forebears, Sublime become slightly tiresome after 17 songs, but the band is great in short doses. --Steve Knopper ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE GREATEST CDs OF ALL TIME
If you haven't heard Sublime before, I suggest buying this CD. It's full of ska, reggae, punk, rap, and hip-hop. All of the songs are great, energetic, and they all sound different. This is how I would rate each song:
(1)Garden Grove:A++
(2)What I Got:A+
(3)Wrong Way:A+
(4)Same In The End:A+
(5)April 26, 1992:A+
(6)Santeria:A+
(7)Seed:A+
(8)Jailhouse:A
(9)Pawn Shop:A
(10)Paddle Out:A
(11)Balled Of Johny Butt:A
(12)Burritos:A
(13)Under My Voodoo:A
(14)Get Ready:A
(15)Caress Me Down:A+
(16)What I Got(reprise):A
(17)Doin' Time:A+

This is the last CD that Sublime made before Brad passed away, and it's one of their best. It's to bad he went away at the height of their success, but he new some day he would "lose the war".-Pool Shark

R.I.P. Brad Nowell

5-0 out of 5 stars RADIO HIITS, WHO CARES, STILL A GREAT CD!!
I don't get why some people will give a cd a lower rating cause it gets radio play. You shouldn't like or dis-like a cd cause some of its songs on the radio. Anyway i'm a huge Sublime and own all there cd's (execpt stand by your van) I think this cd doesn't get enough credit just because excellent songs like what i got, wrong way, santeria and doin time are played on the radio. It also holds some other gems like Garden Grove, April 29, 1992 (Miami) which has a great story line, Same in the end, Burritos, Get Ready and Caress Me Down. The best song has to be what i got (reprise) when you listen to it just makes u feel good. In my oppion this is Sublimes second best album behind 40 oz to freedom, but it is still great.......... mad love out to lou dog and RIP BRAD..........PEACE!!!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Bradley Nowell sounds even better now that he's Dead.
"Sublime" is one of my favorite albums of all time and it is by far the best Sublime record. Listening to "Sublime" is like the equivelant to watching an episode of Cops. There are songs about prostitutes, pawn shops, weed, race riots, and guns. All good fun!
Some highlights are:
"Garden Grove"- I like when Bradley goes through the list of reasons why his soul is unsound.
"Same in the End"- Totally rocks.
"Seed"- Totally rocks too.
"Burritos"- Should have been another single.

5-0 out of 5 stars You'll love this
No matter what type of music you listen to,you WILL like this.Trust me.This is one of the only CD's I can listen to over and over and not get tired of.Some of the best tracks would have to be "What I got","Seed","Santeria",and "Wrong Way" are the best tracks on the cd.There's a serious point in all the songs,but the it's so inresting and catchy,you don't even notice.You'll love it so just buy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars no band can compare
Sublime is just one of those bands that can't be compared to or imitated by anyone. Brad had a great gift with not only lyrics but amazing vocals. This CD especially shows sublime had true musical talent and wasn't imitating anyone like most rock bands are today. Every song on here is good and each song shows how many different kinds of music sublime could combine into one CD, rock/rap/punk/reggae/ska. This cd and 40 oz to freedom are by far the best 2 sublime cd's out there. RIP brad and your music lives on. ... Read more


2. Greatest Hits
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ALBUM HIGHLIGHTS : The Modern Rock #1s are "Give It Away," "Soul To Squeeze," "My Friends," "Californication," "Otherside" and "By The Way" (also Top 40 Pop). The Top 20s are "Higher Ground" and "Suck My Kiss." ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Good...but they should have done something different
Most of the songs on this CD are excellent and the Peppers put their huge hits on this CD. There are clearly some great songs missing on this CD. However I believe that the Chili Peppers should have instead of this CD made a CD entitled:
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Greatest Hits 1991-2003, since they already have What Hits out that covers their 80s stuff (and Under The Bridge).
I would include 18 songs on this CD, including the 2 new ones.
It would go something like this:
1. Under The Bridge
2. Give It Away
3. Scar Tissue
4. By The Way
5. Aeroplane
6. Soul To Squeeze
7. Otherside
8. Can't Stop
9. Suck My Kiss
10. Love Rollercoaster
11. Californication
12. My Friends
13. Around The World
14. The Zephyr Song
15. Breaking The Girl
16. Parallel Universe
17. Fortune Faded
18. Save The Population

I believe these are the Greatest Hits from 1991-2003 for RHCP. Of course, they have so many amazing songs it's hard to create the perfect greatest hits album.
As for the one they have out, it's missing some but it does cover their best.

5-0 out of 5 stars great compilation but missing a few songs
this set is awesome but its missing a few songs and it also has a few songs that shouldn't be on here like road trippin and universally speaking. this is what the track listing should have been.
1. give it away
2. under the bridge
3. suck my kiss
4. breaking the girl
5. soul to squeeze
6. warped
7. my friends
8. aeroplane
9. love rollercoaster
10. scar tissue
11. around the world
12. otherside
13. californication
14. parallel universe
15. by the way
16. zepher song (sorry if i spelled it wrong)
17. can't stop
18. dosed
19. fortune faded
20. save the population
if this is too many for one disc kick out parallel universe since it was only barely made the modern rock chart. anyway if this would have been the track listing this would have been the only chili peppers disc most casual fans would need. nevertheless this is a great greatest hits album and is a perfect introduction to the band. (actually anything from blood sugar sex magik on is a great introduction to the band with the exception of one hot minute, depending on your view of the album)

5-0 out of 5 stars Addictive
This CD is one of the best compilations ive ever heard. EVERY track on the cd is awesome. I never get tired of listening to this masterpeace. The two new songs are also very worth being put on the greatest hits cd, my favorite being Save the Population. The ending of the song is very well done. If you are a fan of the Peppers or simply a fan of good music, you owe it to yourself to buy this cd.

4-0 out of 5 stars Beware - This is the Best of the Warner Bros. Years
I don't know why everyone's complaining about this Greatest Hits compilation not having any material, other than Higher Ground, from the pre-BloodSugarSexMagik Chilis. Has anyone taken into account the fact that all of that material is still owned by EMI, the Chilis label from 1984 (Red Hot Chili Peppers) to 1989 (Mother's Milk)? I think that this is a pretty good history of the Chilis from BloodSugarSexMagik to the present, with the exception of a Rick Rubin-remixed "Higher Ground". (Really, listen to it - it's not the same version that appeared on "Mother's Milk" or "What Hits?!".) Granted, there is some stuff missing - for instance, I own the Greatest Hit and Videos version of this album, and I can't help but wondering why "Aeroplane" is on the Greatest Videos DVD, but not on the Greatest Hits album itself. All in all, this is a pretty solid Greatest Hits album. If you want any Chilis material from pre-1991, then check out thier "What Hits ?!" album, released under EMI records - THAT'S the album with classic songs such as "True Men Don't Kill Coyotes", "Backwoods", "Johnny Kick a Hole in the Sky", and "Behind the Sun".

4-0 out of 5 stars Curious, but solid
I do not own this cd and don't plan on it since I already own the majority of these songs on Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Californication. However, for a beginner to the band, this would be all you need. Sure, with any greatest hits collection, there's going to be a couple of songs missing (Can't Stop, Aeroplane, Around the World) but those weren't my very favorites so it isn't a big deal to me personally. What I can't understand though is why their 80's catalog is almost completely ignored (only Higher Ground is listed). Granted, this was their only big hit at that time.. but there are several "non-hits" on this cd from the 90s and current. Sure, their previous compilation "What Hits?" contained mostly 80's material, but why did that include Under the Bridge? So, RHCP now has 3 cds with Under the Bridge on it... not that that's a bad thing!

Anyway, enough of the petty stuff. All in all, a good overview of one of the better bands of the past 15 years. If you already have all their albums though, it is a bit of a waste being that the 2 new songs aren't anything special. ... Read more


3. Getting Away With Murder
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5-0 out of 5 stars Papa Roach's CD ROCKS!
First of all I just wanna say that Jacoby's voice is awesome in every single song! Here's my ratings for each song: Blood- 10/10 An excellent start for the CD, one of my favorites. Guitar is great in it. Not Listening- 7/10 I personally don't like this song, its kinda annoying to me, but its a good song, but I hate the chorus. Stop Looking/Start Seeing- 10/10 An awesome song, great guitar, and I LOVE the chorus! Take Me- 9/10 Pretty good, it gets easily stuck in your head though, but its a good thing cause its a good song. Getting Away With Murder- 11/10 One of the bests on the CD, Jacoby's voice is great in it and same with the guitar Be Free- 8/10 No comment, just good. Done With You- 8/10 Good song. One of the slower ones.. Scars- 9/10 This song is awesome, one of my favorites. Sometimes- 10/10 A slower song, but rrreeally good! Blanket of Fear- 6/10 I personally did not like this song that much, the chorus just wasnt that catchy. Tyranny of Normality- 11/10 I love this song, good chorus, good beat. Do or Die- 9/10 Good ending to the CD. Great song, too.

5-0 out of 5 stars GAWM rocks!
GAWM is awesome! Some songs are a little harder than before and some songs are a little slower than before, but they still did a great job. At first, with the slow songs, you might think "What the heck is this?" But once the song starts going, Jacoby doesn't disappoint. The band plays great too. GAWM (#4) the actual song, Scars (#8), Sometimes (#9), and Not Listening (#2) are some of the better songs. It's definately worth buying.

5-0 out of 5 stars getting away with murder a good thing?
this is the 3rd papa roach album i have bought and it just doesnt get any better then this. GAWM has pure emotion and awsome guitar riffs, the lyrics are unbelievable. the song (Take Me) which is my favorite track had tears welling up in my eyes because i could relate to the song so well. Jacoby's voice has really evolved along with the music and its great to see that the band has really matured over the years. i just cant wait until the next album is released!

5-0 out of 5 stars brand new
Papa roach has always put out good music all of it has a message that they want everyone to hear this album is by far their best it just shows how much talent the band really has every album just shows more and more talent musical evolution many bands strive for it but fall short Papa Roach pulls it off successfully with no questions asked this is a great cd lots of time was put it to it and it shows
peace
buy this album you wont regret it
"I tear my heart open i sow my self shut and my weakness is that i cant do much and my scars remind me that the past is real i tear my heart open just to feel"

5-0 out of 5 stars By far the BEST!
Papa Roach's new album, "Getting Away With Murder" is one of the best this year. The beats are catchy, the lyrics are unbelievable. The songs are relatable. All the tracks are well worth listening to. Go and buy the cd today if you haven't purchased it yet! ... Read more


4. 40 Oz. to Freedom
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Ska music has been deeply ingrained in the punk rock culture since the Clash adopted their rude boy stance near the end of the British punk invasion and the 2-Tone label put ska on the map. Suddenly, punks stopped kicking the crap out of each other long enough to dance. The debut release by Orange County, California's Sublime is a positively infectious record that marries varied styles of dub, reggae, rap, sampling, scratching, and badass dancehall ska with old-school punk overtones. Musicianship on this record is exceptionally tight, featuring Brad Nowell's innovative guitar work and bright, soulful voice.Packed with 40 oz. of rock (21 tracks) including the ultimate pot-smoking anthem "Smoke Two Joints" and the novelty hit "Date Rape." --Gail Worley ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Genius of Sublime esp. Brad Nowell
40oz is without a doubt one of the best albums I have heard to date. The brilliant Nowell and company incorporates several genres of music - punk, ska, reggae, hip-hop (and even a bit of folk in the bonus track rivers of babylon.)to put him in genre all of his own. You can not define what Sublime is, it simply is what it is- incredible music. The fact that they can't be categorized is what you have to respect, they transcend barriers. Beyond the rhythm there are the lyrics which prove Brad's adeptness as a modern day poet. In my opinion Sublime is one of the best if not the best band to come out of this decade.Bradley Nowell's life was a beautifully gifted one cut tragically short. I urge all newcomers to Sublime to buy this cd (their debut) first here you get the truly ecclectic mix and you know what Brad was about in the end where he thanks everyone he can possibly think of at the end of the album -he was always about his music and that is what makes this album the best it has the raw intensity, drive, and most importantly passion that a lot of artists seem to lose later on in their careers. I can not think of an album that even compares to this one. However being the devoted Sublime fan I am their self titled and robbin' the hood are also must haves for any cd collection. I hope the spirit and genius of bradley lives on for a long time to come. Rest in peace Bradley.

5-0 out of 5 stars Boodha-Bai!
As most people have said, this is quite possibly the best rock album ever. In my collection of around 100 cd's ranging from The Beatles to Jimi Hendrix to Led Zeppelin to Dave Matthews, Sublime blows them all out of the water (not that they aren't amazing bands themselves). 40 oz may not have the pop singles like the self titled so it doesn't get the radio play but as an entire album to listen to straight through it's abosulte perfection. The diversity of music, from rap to punk to funk all in one song. It blows me away every time. This cd has not left my 6 disc changer in years. I've listened to it probably 1000 times or more and it doesn't get old. I can't say enough good things about this album. If you're a Sublime addict and especially if you like to get irie, I suggest you buy Stand By Your Van. It's a live cd and gives you the feeling of what it was like to watch them play and listen to Brad innovate off the top of his head. It's a close 2nd to 40 oz. as my favorite album. The only thing I don't like about listening to Sublime is when I realize Brad's been dead for 4 years now and their musical magic will never be seen again. The rhythm, the lyrics, the bass, the drums, the guitar just all fit together so perfectly I can't even stand it sometimes. The only band that can consistently make me shudder in pleasure from such amazing music. crank up the song, and let Sublime take you to heaven.

5-0 out of 5 stars hot damn
You already know I'm rocking this and copping this album, why the hell wouldn't I? Think about it friend, this is a great album that just solidly encapsulates the whole mood and sound of Sublime. Sublime is a great band it really has a sort of sound that just touches on everything, but has such a solid consistancy that you would be damned to say that these guys suffer an identity crisis. Unlike many of the numerous (NUMEROUS) bands to bite sublimes style (Authority Zero I point my finger squarely at you!) there is a solid consistancy that comes from Sublime. I wish death on bands that bite their style, no there will never EVER be another band like Sublime so imatators... please stop! Anyways I'm feeling like talking about every song on this album... aight 1 2 3 here I go!

Waiting For My Ruca- what a great song! I just love the dum dum sort of beat on this. It is slow and it is dreamy, a quality song indeed.
40 Oz. To Freedom- mmmmmm good. The begining just kicks and you get into the hook as soon as you hear. Then comes the bangin' chorus with the charged guitar, oh it makes my body sweat.
Smoke Two Joints- is the worst song Sublime ever sang. I hate this song I think it is so annoying, I don't even have the faintest idea why all you pot heads think it's such a great song. Way too gimmicky.
We Are Only Going to Die For Our Own Ignorance- this song rocks em real tight boy. I likes it, it just has a punkish feeling to yet it stays with that sort of ska riff that... oh it just sounds good. This was when Bad Religion didn't suck.
Don't Push- a great reggae soundin' song. I like it much you can just chill back and rock ya head back and fourth, maybe even do something that involves ummmm well you know what I'm talking about.
5447/ball and chain- awfullly enjoyable I think this is the best song on the album... just about my friends
Badfish- a great song with just a kickin' chorus, the lyrics are tottally boss.
Let's Get Stoned- I enjoy the ending of this song with the jam atmosphere, though I usually don't like hearing bands "jam" this sort of hits the spot.
New Thrash- hell yeah! I love thrash, punk rawk!
Scarlet Begonias- yawn, kind of a weak song. I love Sublime but I just can't get into this song.
Live at E's- this is a really really good song. It has such a dreamy quality to it, you can just sit back and enjoy. One of the best things about Sublime is that you can just chill back and enjoy, they aren't trying to shake you and say "ENJOY THIS" like many bands try to do. They just let thier natural flava hit ya.
D.Js- I like this song, a little bit of a hip hop flava that is just right, oh don't forget dance hall!
Chipa Me Tipo- suck my tip, ha funny. Anyways yeah Brad speaks spanish, I don't know if I'm too hot on that but I kinda like it.
Right Back- I love this song. It just has that same chill back flava that I just savor. Oh this song has great lyrics, I can't ever write anything when I tweak (which is much at all, I've only done it like five times) so I'm glad Brad was able to.
What Happened- humorous and rockin', me like.
New Song- good, enough said my friends.
Ebin- this song is enjoyable, the tales of a friend who chose to go the wrong way. In fact this song rocks.
Date Rape- the single off this album. I dug this song a lot back in 7th grade. I still like it, though it makes me reminensce way too much.
Hope- I like this song a lot. It just captures that sort of skate punk that was around back in the day, it even has a sort of Descendants flavor to it. I really like this song.
KRS-One- tribute to a dope MC. Good song
Rivers of Babylon- it's aight, it is live so a good flava.
Thanx- I like this song cuz' they can fit more lyrics and stuff into the linear notes instead of annoying thank you's.

R.I.P. Brad thanks for the music!

5-0 out of 5 stars and there he wept when he remembered Zion...
Ever wanted to know where 311 got most of their inspiration in their revolutionary sound, then look no further then Sublime. Sublime is the epitomy of the music movement apptly titled "ska," in which they combined their many influences which included reggae, hip hop, rock, and good old punk and dancehall fused together to form what we all know as ska. But Sublime really can't be holed into a catagory like ska because they really were just too original to be of a small part of a whole. They were the voice of the LBC and the voice of everyone that loves to party and have a good time. They had a couragous singer in Bradley Knowell, with his smooth and haunting voice, and guitar skills to boot there was no way of doubting this bands sucess and well, some saw the untimely end come sooner then we all expected (RIP).

40 oz's is by far their masterpiece, and if you're new to the ska scene, it would be a shame for you not to buy this album first and foremost before any others. Every song is a definate listen and though it takes time for some people to hook onto them, it will be definately worth the time and effort to listen to this whole cd. Even the shoutout track at the end is great! This album is the soul of Bradley and it shows the struggles he dealt with, and the heart and soul he poured into getting his band off the ground and into history.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Sublime Album
This Sublime album started it all! It has some cool old school stuff with ska/reggae and actually not obnoxious punk rock on it. Two thumbs up,i love it ... Read more


5. Lenny Kravitz Greatest Hits
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More prolific than D'Angelo and Terence Trent D'Arby combined, one-man rock & soul revivalist Lenny Kravitz kept traditional pop values alive through much of the '90s. From the Motown-perfect "It Ain't Over Til It's Over" to the Beatlesesque "Let Love Rule," Kravitz has always inhabited his influences with a genuine spirit that transcends imitation. The 15 tracks found here provide a surprisingly coherent reminder of just how much the artist has accomplished in a relatively short time. And even if his biggest hit, "Are You Gonna Go My Way," falls short of its Hendrix target, Kravitz's cover of the Guess Who's "American Woman" still rocks in a pleasingly Neanderthal way. An infectious new cut, "Again," fits neatly alongside sturdy Kravitz originals such as "Fly Away," "Mr. Cab Driver," and "Black Velveteen," showcasing a talent whose postmodern pop should play well into the new century. --Bill Forman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I'm a Fan now
I was never huge fan of Lenny Kravitz. Not so say that I didn't like him, but I never waited at the record store to pick up any of his CD's. This is the only one of his disks that I own. This is the only one you need to own. All of the songs of his you hear on the radio are here, and all of them are excellent. The reason I bought this CD was the new song Again included on the disk that is getting alot of air time. After listening to the disk in it's entirety, I'm glad I didn't just buy the single.

There are songs on here that I've heard before, but after hearing them now, I can't seem to think why I didn't buy any of the other CD's he's put out. Fly away, last years big hit, Beleive, Let love rule, Are you gonna go my way, all of them are here. But my favorites are Again, and the beatiful Heaven Help. I think Heaven Help is the best track here, but you will make your own mind up there.

No matter what, you will at least find 2 or 3 favorites on this disk. I have decided to go out and by the rest of his catalogue too, I may have just found what I have been missing. I'm a Fan now.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very solid collection of a good artist's best songs
Most other reviewers have hit this cd dead-on. It is a collection of very good songs from Lenny that show a broad range of styles that he has adopted over the years. The harder rocking songs - Are You Going to Go My Way, Fly Away, American Woman, Rock and Roll is Dead - are the better of the mid level songs in this collection. The two best songs, Let Love Rule and Mr. Cab Driver, are simply awesome. Let Love Rule has one of the best sax solos to ever be featured on a rock album and Kravitz really belts out the tunes. Mr. Cab Driver does have, as several others have criticized, a very primitive sound to the first 3/4 of the song, but that is intentional; there is something great about making a really poignant social statement that really packs a wallup and has a good beat on equipment that sounds like it was picked up at Wal-Mart for under $100.

The rest of the slower songs vary quite a bit. It Ain't Over Till It's Over is pretty heartfelt. Again, is about as deep as and sounds like, a made for vh-1 heavy metal ballad, without significant guitars.

Several others have remarked on Kravitz's major weakness: his lyrics. I liked them on Mr. Cab Driver, but on nothing else. They are sophomoric and incredibly repetitive on some songs (esp. Fly Away and Black Velveteen). I'd like to ask Lenny why he doesn't try writing a few different lyrics rather than just repeating the chorus 15-20 times (literally).

Finally, I would just like to comment a bit tangentially on one point. I have not seen Kravitz live, but I bet he would be excellent. This is based on his performance of Are You Going To Go My Way on Saturday Night Live a few years back. I have seen at least 150 SNL episodes over the years, and the acoustics and sound system are just awful. I have seen only four acts that actually sounded decent on that show, and Kravitz was one of them. The other three were James Brown, Neill Young, and surprisingly, the Bangles.

If you probably don't want to buy all of Kravitz's albums, get this one. If you might want to start a collection, get this one (it's handy to have all of the songs together) and get his first and best cd, Let Love Rule.

4-0 out of 5 stars Cool dude Lenny
I just love Lenny's music and find him a very intriguing and somewhat spiritual human being. His songs can be very soothing, intense, emotional and some are quite sexy, like Lenny himself. The two songs on this one that press my buttons, and which happen to be very different from one another are "It Ain't Over Till It's Over" and "Let Love Rule". This is one of my chill out cds. Enjoy!

4-0 out of 5 stars A Collection Of Exciting Work.
Lenny Kravitz is one of those rockers who has something in common with Frank Sinatra, he does things his way. In the early nineties when grunge was the ruling trend Kravitz wanted to express rock n' roll full of hope and questions, much like his heroes from the 1960's. Yet his work doesn't sound like hippie statements or retreads, eventhough he is a perfect hybrid of Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. At the end of the day Lenny Kravitz is simply a really good songwriter able to kick out the jams, giving us songs that are never boring even in their moments of passive reflection. This "Greatest Hits" collection is a summation of some of Kravitz's best work, it's an equal dose of his driven rockers and his dreamy ballads. The set opens with the exciting "Are You Gonna Go My Way," a dizzying jam with a catchy guitar lick and snappy drums. The hit "Fly Away" is here with it's enrapturing sounds and images, it literally embodies the work "escape." The feeling you get from the set is that these songs are about playing good music the right way. The production in almost every track is flawless. Take "Again" for example, at first it may seem like a typical "i miss you" song, but it's really a beautifully-produced track in every area of the vocals, instrumentals, melody and lyrics. With "American Woman" Kravitz proves he's also great at covering other people's material, his version totally rocks with it's crunching guitars and in-your face vocals. If "American Woman" is a modern update of a 60's song, then "Let Love Rule" is a throwback to that decade. With it's hopeful message on love and brotherhood and that organ it sounds like a modern take on the Beatles. But it works. The only week moments in the collection are songs that don't seem to have the same amount of effort put into the best tracks. "Black Velveteen" is some kind of robotic futuristic trip that never goes anywhere musically or otherwise. Lenny Kravitz is a great musician backed by a first rate band and anyone who wants a taste of what the guy has to offer should check this CD out.

4-0 out of 5 stars our modern-day Hendrix
I've been a fan of Kravitz since the early 90s when he broke big. His best tunes are really groovy and cool in a 1970's funky sort of way. This is one of my favorite of his albums.

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6. Blood Sugar Sex Magik
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With valuable assistance from producer Rick Rubin, the Peppers find just the right blend of punk, funk, and hip-hop. Even with a running time of 74 minutes, this 1991 breakthrough has continuity and cohesion both within and across the 17 cuts. Riding Flea's surging bass, Anthony Kiedis delivers his explicit lyrics with a rapper's flair, extolling the virtues (and outlining the dangers) of sex and drugs. Plaintive ballads such as "Breaking the Girl," "I Could Have Lied," and the hit "Under the Bridge" give the album depth and provide contrast to the raw energy of "Mellowship Slinky in B Major," "Funky Monks," and "Give It Away." Rubin masterfully fuses John Frusciante's raunchy guitar with the irresistible grooves. --Marc Greilsamer ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Epitomy of the Red Hot Chili Pepper's Career
This is definately one of the best records of all time. Flea's one of the most innovative and funky bassists of the last 10 years, and John Frusciante's solos are sure to blow your mind. Flea and CHad Smith make up what is possibly the best rythym section ever. And Anthony Kiedis's lyrics are random yet beautiful and humorous. But despite all the bands individual talent (which is elite), what shines here is the band's incredible chemistry. The whole album is recorded live, with hardly any dubs. They blend together so amazingly into 17 rocking songs. THere's raw funky songs like Apache Rose Peacock, Sir Psycho Sexy, If you Have to Ask, Mellowship Slinky in B Major and The RIghteous and the Wicked. All driven by infectious funky grooves, supplied by FLea's bass. To hard agressive rocking songs like Power of Equality, The Greeting Song, and Funky Monks. Many people think of Under the Bridge when they hear Blood Sugar Sex Magik, but I Could Have Lied may well be one of the saddest songs you'll hear. Driven by intense passion and somewhat dark lyrics, the guitar is just beautiful. So if you haven't a clue what Red Hot Chili Pepper's albums to get, screw By the Way or Californication, go for the classic Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

4-0 out of 5 stars A funky classic, though not quite perfect.
Although Mother's Milk and the later Californication were both good albums, Blood Sugar Sex Magik is the album that revealed the full extent of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' talent. It's their longest album (18 songs) and by far their most diverse.

With heartfelt acoustic ballads (Breaking The Girl, Under The Bridge, I Could Have Lied), raunchy funk scorchers (Funky Monks, Suck My Kiss, Fellowship Slinky In B-Major), political commentary (The Power Of Equality, The Righteous And The Wicked), hard rock (the title track) and even some rapping (If You Have To Ask, Give It Away) this album has a bit of everything. And most of it is classic.

Anthony Kledis is a great vocalist with outstanding range--he handles raunchy funk, adrenaline-fueled raps, and soulful crooning with equal ablomb. Flea is one of the best bass players ever, ranking right up there with Roger Waters and John Entswistle (though with an entirely different style)--his funky playing is given free reign in this album. Guitarist John Fruciante is somewhat Hendrix-esque in his style, and Chad Smith's drumming is excellent, especially in the steel drum solo of Breaking The Girl.

Now for the reason I give it four instead of five: The first 11 songs are A-list material without question. However, like most Red Hot Chili Peppers albums, Blood Sugar Sex Magik starts to unravel toward the end. Naked In The Rain and Apache Rose Peacock suffer from poor lyrics. Sir Psycho Sexy ends in one of the most glorious jams ever, but the horrible lyrics in the first 3 minutes ruin the song. And the closer They're Red Hot is incredibly annoying. Fortunately it's short, just over a minute long.

Despite these gaffes, Blood Sugar Sex Magik easily ranked as one of the best albums of '91. And deservedly so. If you want a funky, energetic, and sometimes deeply moving album (Under The Bridge is dedicated to their former guitarist, a victim of heroin overdose) run out and get this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Album of All Time, PERIOD
I have to say, I have a collection of over 600 CD's - and this would be in my top 3 of the all time greatest albums ive ever had the pleasure of listening to. Hardly ever do I "wear out" a CD - this one would have to be an exception. It was pure genious when it came out, and still is today. I think I can honestly say the Red Hot Chilli Peppers have to be one of the greatest collections of the most talented musicians to ever come together. Many people focus on Flea's outrageous and funked up bass playing, but the fact is Chad Smith is an amazing drummer, and John Fruisciante - is near godlike to anyone who knows anything about playing Guitar. If you are younger and want to know what the REAL chilli peppers are like - get this album!!

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the top 20 albums of all time
Play through every song on this cd..you'll find nothing wrong with it whatsoever. Youll love every track almost the same. A few stand even better than the rest. Highlights on this album incl. If You Have To Ask, Breaking The Girl, Suck My Kiss, I Could Have Lied, Slinky In B Major, Give It Away, Under The Bridge, Apache Rose Peacock, My Lovely Man, and Sir Psycho Sexy. That's just about everyone on there lol. Buy it..youll enjoy it, and treasure it for years. (...)

5-0 out of 5 stars Spicey.
Easily the best Chile Peppers Album. Which is saying a lot, since everything they do is gold. The Best-of album is close, but 2/3 of it were from this. Every song is full of soul, passion, and skill. My least favorite song on the album is "suck my kiss" and I still don't skip it. Even the worst songs on this CD, and worth listening to repeatedly. Rock on Chile Peppers. ... Read more


7. Californication
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Reunited with producer Rick Rubin and guitarist John Frusciante (both of whom were on board for the 1991's breakthrough Blood Sugar Sex Magik), the Chili Peppers waste no time in burying their last effort, the so-so One Hot Minute. Californication's kickoff cut, "Around the World," swaggers around the room, reacquainting itself with old fans and welcoming new ones. Fuzzy Hendrix vibes and popcorn bass lines still rule the roost, along with a heaping helping of disco magic and some unexpected twists. Ten years ago, Anthony Kiedis and company wouldn't have been comfortable doing revamped new wave ("Parallel Universe") or unpretentious ballads (the acoustic "Road Trippin'"), but such material fits Californication's extra-wide canvas. Except for a few meandering numbers that could have been excised, the Red Hot Chili Peppers succeed and regain their footing on the mountain of adrenalized funk. --Jason Josephes ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars an excellent album
This is an excellent peppers' album. John Frusciante is amazing. Flea too. Anthony Kiedis' voice is not so soft here yet. Like it is in By The Way. But the drums are bothering me. They really picked the wrong drums.

Around the world ***** . One of the best songs on the album. It's still a funky song.

Paralell Universe *** . A little harder.

Scar Tissue **** . An excellent ballad.

Otherside *** . Also a good song.

Get on top ** . If I would be the producer, I wouldn't put this song on the album. It's just hard, loud & noisy.

Californication ***** . Probably the best song on the album. A cool melody. Good vocals. And a fine guitar solo. And a good video. (I guess you saw the video for this song.)

Easily ** . A little harder. But listenable.

Porcelain *** . A good song to sleep to.

Emmitremus **** . Cool. The guitar is heavy here.

I like dirt ***** . A very good guitar solo. And the song is also good.

This velvet glove ** . I don't listen to this song a lot of times.

Savior *** . Weird & Strange.

Purple stain *** . Stupid lyrics & and a ok song.

Right on time *** . OK.

Road Trippin' ***** . A cool ballad. Without drums. I can play it with my guitar.

5-0 out of 5 stars BEST ALBUM OF THE DECADE?
id say with alice in chains's 'dirt', we are looking at the best album of the decade. lets take a better look...
stars next to the songs mean how good they are out of 5.
1)Around The World **** - verse IS FUNK. lovley, with a sweet melodic chorus.
2)Parallel Universe ** - dosen't stand out much. your average track.
3)Scar Tissue ***** - beautiful song. lifting guitar riff and perfect vocals, very nice.
4)Otherside ***** - bettter than scar tissue marginally. this is nothing short of magic, i leave you to find out the rest.
5)Get on Top *** - Psychaedlic funk, just letting you know where you are.
6)Calafornication ***** - a fragile guitar and bass riff with refreshing chorus.
7)Easily ***** - chilis show that in true style, that they are still a flawless rock band.
8)Porcelain **** - slowest song to date, nice tranquil stuff.
9)Emit Remmus * - 'ive heard it all before' youll be muttering to yourself, oh well.
10)I Like Dirt * - oh dear.
11)This Velvet Glove **** - excellent piece of music, to the point yet subtle, at the same time.
12)Saviour *** - accepteble, not their best.
13)Purple Stain ***** - #FUNK#FUNK#FUNK#FUNK#FUNK#FUNK#FUNK#
14)Right On Time *** - chorus: i smell pop. nevertheless a good song.
15)Road Trippin' ***** - beautiful brisk acoustic number reflecting on america.

ok thats it. you have got to check out 'by the way' ITS AMAZING!
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5-0 out of 5 stars Top heavy, good stuff nevertheless...
"Californication" is top notch Chili Peppers, but the best tracks on the album are definitely in the beginning. 'Around the World' is one of the best openers ever, and it rocks hard. 'Scartissue' is a radio hit and so is 'Otherside', and 'Easily' is easily (sorry) one of the best tracks on the album. The title track is the best track and speaks of West Coast superficiality. The rest of the album is scattered and not very cohesive, but it includes a variety of different songs and some sound a little experimental. "Californication" was one of the most successful rock albums of the 90's and rightfully so. Highly recommended.

4-0 out of 5 stars California Kings
I am not a Chili Peppers fan but this is one great album! I love the simple melodies and the powerful bass. My favorite song would have to be around the world but all are high quality. RHCP combine funk with rock and some aspects of rap, a very interesting blend. This album's only weakness is that the first six or seven songs are the best and the rest of the album does not support the firsat few songs. I find myself skipping some of the later tracks. This album is fun and interesting and I think it is a great introduction to RHCP's more recent sound.

4-0 out of 5 stars A much-needed kick in the pants for modern rock
No matter what anyone does or says about this album, you can't change the fact that it was significant. After the prolific Blood Sugar Sex Magik record, John Frusciante left the band and became lost in the hard drug scene. When the Chilis recruited Dave Navarro for One Hot Minute, it just wasn't the same, and it didn't do as well as Blood Sugar Sex Magik commercially or critically. When John Frusciante rejoined the band for the recording of Californication, alternative rock fans knew they were in for another chart topper. And that's exactly what it was. With three #1 modern rock hits, ("Scar Tissue," "Californication," and "Otherside") this record was surely the first to do so. The only other album I can remember with three or more #1 modern rock hits was Linkin Park's Meteora, but then again, that's probably based on popularity.

But as successful as this album was, some might think all it has are the singles to achieve commercial success - but that's not the case at all. Take one listen to this album, and you'll see that Frusciante had the Chilis back in full swing in no time.

The album opens with Around The World, one of the four singles released from the album. It sounds very frenetic in the beginning, with a fuzzy bass intro, and a wild scream from Anthony Kiedis, but when it settles into the verse, and Kiedis begins to rap, you're reassured. After he namedrops a few states and countries, you're introduced to the song's soaring chorus. That's when you decide what place it should have in the band's top ten songs ever. It's that good! After it's over and done with, the song leads into my personal favorite on the album, Parallel Universe. A bit different from what the Chilis have done in the past, this one is rhythmically outstanding. Flea, the bassist (I hope you knew that), maintains a steady beat throughout the song that ensures the fact that he is indeed one of the greatest bassists of all time. The chorus is definitely a highlight of the song. From there, it flows right into Frusciante's magnificent comeback, Scar Tissue. Although this is a ballad, there are no elements within the song that will bore you. There are several small guitar solos in the song that showcase Frusciante's talent that we knew he had all along. This was the first single, and rightfully so. Next comes one of my favorite songs on the disc, called Otherside. It begins with a catchy riff that leads into a quiet version of the chorus. By the end, it's just so epic you'll want to listen to it on repeat. Another one of the Chilis' masterpieces.

I'm not going to describe every one of the songs on the disc in depth, but I'll have you know that other great tracks include Get On Top, Californication, Easily, Emit Remmus, I Like Dirt, and This Velvet Glove. The other five songs, which are entirely the last four songs on the album I haven't totally gotten into yet, but what I can tell you that the slow and short ballad Porcelain does not fit well into Chili Peppers repertoire. It just doesn't seem to sit right with the band. Aside from that one song, this album is packed to the top with musical gems.

I would without a doubt recommend it to any rock fan. One of my favorite bands is 311, so if you're a 311 fan, I can guarantee that you'll like this release from the Chilis. In my honest opinion, this is a record one could use to portray the meaning of alternative rock.

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8. Make Yourself
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Young, aggro, and from Los Angeles--it's tempting to put Incubus in the already crowded category populated by Korn, System of a Down, and their other loud and heavy brethren. But that would sell Incubus short, because Make Yourself, the quintet's sophomore album, is a strong progression beyond their 1997 debut, S.C.I.E.N.C.E.. More like Faith No More than Limp Bizkit, Incubus still have that teen-mosh appeal, though the songwriting and instrumentation on Make Yourself is diverse and thoughtful, both lyrically and musically. "Drive" is an easygoing, slightly trippy acoustic-based outing, while oddball scratching (courtesy of DJ Chris Kilmore) and trip-hop funkiness make "Battlestar Scralatchtica" aptly titled. "Nowhere Fast" is vaguely 311-ish with a reggae tinge and lovely melodic interludes, in contrast to the furious intensity of "Out from Under," which gives Make Yourself a surprisingly cohesive diversity that's hard to categorize. Ultimately, singer Brandon Boyd is not a vocal genius, but lyrically and in performance, he's sensitive, charismatic, and unique. Ditto for the 13 cuts that make up Make Yourself. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A STELLAR ALBUM BY A GREAT BAND!...
After their bizarre (yet awesome) 1997 album S.C.I.E.N.C.E, Incubus decided to kick it up a notch in diversity with their 1999 album 'Make Yourself'. The album was a huge success with several hit singles that put the band into the mainstream of popular music.

The thing that made this album so successful was Incubus' wonderful way of crafting great music. It's not exactly raging hard rock there's a little more to it than that. Trippy sounds and great acoustic ballads meshed with rock music bring out Incubus' creative style on this CD. Hits like the acoustic driven DRIVE, the unique PARDON ME, the beautiful ballad
I MISS YOU, the rocking MAKE YOURSELF or the awesome STELLAR (a personal favourite of mine) bring out this unique style of music making. However the hits on this album do not over shadow the other material found here. PRIVILEGE is a great rocking opener. THE WARMTH is an excellent rock ballad. NOWHERE FAST and WHEN IT COMES are more powerful rockers. CONSEQUENCE is an eerie rock ballad like THE WARMTH. BATTLESTAR SCRALATCHTICA is a tune with an extremely unique flavour and some great mixing by DJ Kilmore. CLEAN is another quirky rocker with some wonderful singing and great percussion. OUT FROM UNDER is a great rocking album closer.

Bottom Line 'Make Yourself' is the best album of 1999! I love Incubus. I think their music is just so awesome and creative. Get this album! You won't regret it. This band is one of the very few that are actually excellent nowdays. Most bands have little to any creativity or feeling in their music (if you can even call some of it that!). Incubus is not one of those bands. I hope they continue to make wonderful music like this and their latest album 'Morning View'. Highly recommended!

4-0 out of 5 stars A soothing rock experience
Incubus' "Make Yourself" is truly an incredible album, soaring with great acoustic work with brilliant lyrics. Their initial tone of rock is mostly softened from the normal definition (head-banging, full rock out), providing an ablum that really IS rock -- just a softer kind, based on more acoustic than electric guitars.

"Privilege", the record's opening track, is an enthusiastic cut that readies you for the rest of the album. Its catchy tone and cool lyric combine to make you addicted first-come-first-serve style. "Nowhere Fast" and "The Warmth" soon follow, showing us the band's incredible talent at having an emotional side.

"Drive", the more popular and largely known single from the album, is actually one of the album's best written lyric. Giving an inspirational side to living, it provides an infectious sound with contagious words that make you enjoy the song despite its overwhelming playback on radio.

"Make Yourself" truly is an amazing album that offers a unique sound giving us proof as to why Incubus has such a strong and faithful following. Their talent shows a potential that is hard to find among bands in 2000.

Overall Grade: B+

4-0 out of 5 stars It's no S.C.I.E.N.C.E
My first taste of Incubus was Morning View. Even though I was not an Incubus fan at the time of listening I didn't think it was anything special. My interest in this band was reignited after a friend lent me S.C.I.E.N.C.E. That album simply blew me away with the way it used turntables and I became an instant fan. Then I bought Make Yourself. I was expecting music in the same vien of S.C.I.E.N.C.E but was slightly disapointed. The turntabling that made S.C.I.E.N.C.E. so great has been toned down in this album and in my opinion it is worse off because of it. Without the turntables I think this album sounds a bit blander and more mainstream. Don't get me wrong, this is still an awesome album, but could have been a lot better if DJ Lyfe had stayed on, or at least given some lessons to DJ Kilmore. But it still gets four stars because it is a very good album.

4-0 out of 5 stars a good album!
1:Privilege 4/5
2:Nowhere fast 3/5
3:Consequence 4/5
4:the warmth 5/5
5:When it comes 4/5
6:Stellar 5/5
7:Make yourself 4/5
8:Drive 5/5
9:Clean 4/5
10:Batllestar scralacthica 4/5
11:I miss you 4/5
12:Pardon me 5/5
13:Out from under 2/5

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good...
Incubus is a wonderful rock band. Maybe one of the best. This is the CD where they scored their first mainstreem pop hit "Drive". It was also #1 on the Alternitive charts. It has some good tracks on here. Brandon Boyd is the leader, and, he has an OK singing voice. Not the best singer ever, tho (duh). No tracks are bad, but, ill tell you why I just gave it a 4 soon. On with the songs!:

1. Privilege (5/5) Could possibly be the best song on the record. This is what im MAD about, tho. Why couldnt this be released as the 1st single?? It sounds like it shouldve. Silly Epic! This wouldve easily got to #1 on any rock chart if it was released!!!! Ah, sorry.
2. Nowhere Fast (5/5) Neat. Brandon is good on it, and, good beat. Pretty soft and hard.
3. Consequence (4/5) A pretty good hard rock ballad. Its half of a ballad, anyway.
4. The Warmth (5/5) OMG!! Listen to Brandon on this! Hes AMAZING! Great ballad!!!
5. When It Comes (4/5) OK.
6. Stellar (5/5) 2nd single. I luv this! A classic. It did well at TRL in 2000.
7. Make Yourself (5/5) OMG!!! Brandon screams! He sounds tight when he does it! He screams bloddy murder! Sometimes on it, anyway. Their is quite some cussing on it, tho.
8. Drive (5/5) Obviously a classic, and, 3rd single. Pretty overplayed, but, it never got that old. Too bad they barley play it anymore, tho. Ill always remember this by heart, tho, even till the day I die!
9. Clean (4/5) Very decent. Not 1 of my favs, tho.
10. Battlestar Scralatchitca (Instrumental) (5/5) Amazing instrumental! Ahh, funky, and, you can relax to it often. There is one weird voice in it, tho.
11. I Miss You (5/5) Cool! Very sad, and, youll love it at first listen. Pretty short, tho.
12. Pardon Me (5/5) 1st single. Classic. Good scratching at the begenning by the DJ in the group! (cant remember his name)
13. Out From Under (4/5) Pretty good.

OK, this was a spectacular album from Incubus. Keep it up, boys! Oh, they PRODUCED THE WHOLE ALBUM!!! Isnt that awsome?! OK, I hope you liked it! ... Read more


9. Morning View
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Though Morning View follows hot on the heels of Incubus's breakthrough single, "Drive," it doesn't feel rushed. After all, their previous album, Make Yourself, was released nearly two years ago. Like fellow Los Angeles metal pioneers System of a Down, Incubus find themselves lumped in with the nu-metal fraternity merely because they're young(ish), angry, and very loud. That's more than a little unfair, because their sound owes more to the clever and creative funk-metal of Faith No More and the Red Hot Chili Peppers than the faux-rap posturing of Limp Bizkit. In fact, songs like "Nice to Know You," "Circles," and the excellent "Blood on the Ground" display real maturity. But that's not all that sets Incubus apart: on "I Wish You Were Here," "Just a Phase," "11 a.m.," and "Mexico," they show an uncharacteristic willingness to tread softly, using acoustic guitars and touches of strings to make less noise, but more impact. Some could call it selling out, but it sounds more like growing up. Morning View is a leap forward for a band that continues to get better with each release. --Robert Burrow ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Different... but maybe even better than "Make Yourself"
No doubt incubus will be accused of "selling out" because of this CD by many of the hard-core 'real' incubus fans who have been listening since before S.C.I.E.N.C.E. came out. And, yes, the lighter sounds and stronger melodies may actually cause this CD to be even more successful than Make Yourself has become in the last few months, but incubus hasn't lost its realness. Brandon's voice is as strong as ever, the songs are still powerful, the hard sounds from earlier times are still around on a few of the tracks, Kilmore's scratching still sounds perfect... but the this album does represent a lot of growth for the band. The songs are even more diverse than Make Yourself's were; Morning View shows a transition to new arenas of sound.

Highlights for me are "11AM" (a dark-sounding look at the past), "Echo" (light happy kinda song), "Are You In" (another borderline pop song), and "Aqueous Transmissions" (the greatest departure from mainstream rock on the CD... this one's amazing). People who like the harder SCIENCE-type songs will favor the first half of the CD (my favorites are mostly at the end).

All in all... whether you've been listening for years or were first a Make Yourself fan or are just thinking about getting the album because of "Wish You Were Here" it's a good buy. A great one, even. It's rock, it's introspective, it's beautiful.

4-0 out of 5 stars Morning View: A New Profound Inspiration On Life
Recorded in a beach house in Southern California, Morning View reflects the sandy shoreline and moving waters through its quiescent yet eloquent atmosphere. Whether labelled as a sellout or a step up in maturity, it is distinctively different from the previous albums. The sound is very harmonious through the significance of acoustics juxtaposed against layers of strings, making this a peaceful and insightful recording. Although Incubus is often portrayed as "just another MTV band" and associated with the "Nu-Metal" crowd, this album has proved that their emotions are genuine and their talents are real.

"Nice To Know You" is an effective introduction to Morning View as heavy riffs are blended evenly with softer melodies. "Circles" is a track which is reminiscent of old Incubus packed with lots of raw energy. However, the intensity of the songs fade out and is soon contradicted with the soothing acoustics of "11 a.m.", "Mexico", and "Echo". "Aqueous Transmission" exhibits utter most tranquility and inner peace through some oriental influences. This new approach indicates both sophistication and musical development on the part of the band. It drags out to 7 minutes, making it thought provoking and less commercial. However, the standout track is clearly "Warning". Brandon's vocals shine when distributed with outstanding lyrics and melodies. This song represents the climax of the album by emphasizing the overall theme to the audience.

Incubus is a band that is both underrated and often misrepresented by the media, being MTV. An extremely talented group of musicians with a gifted vocalist, they are capable of a very successful future. But there are some sections the band should try to improve on, espicially the lyrics. They are at times too simplistic and clash with the music. The choruses also tend to get repetitive frequently shown on "I Wish You Were Here" and "Nice To Know You". Aside from that, they acquire what few bands have today; an important message, and a positive intuition towards life.

5-0 out of 5 stars S.C.I.E.N.T.I.F.I.C. Pop
I love Incubus. You know what song made me a fan?..*gasp*.."Drive"! I know there's a tendency with Incubus fans to think that everything they did before "Drive" became popular was awesome (which it was), and everything they've done since then has been terrible (which is hasn't). When "Morning View" came out in October of 2001, lots of people accused them of "selling out" or "going soft". The album definetly has a consistent mellow tone that their previous albums lacked, but it was expected; the album was recorded at a beach house in Malibu (or some exotic location). It's kinda tough to be angry in that type of picturesque setting. People also accused them of purposely trying to replicate the sound of "Drive" by writing softer songs, but "Drive" didn't blow up in popularity until spring/summer of 2001, when this album was probably 90% completed already.

The point is, it's a natural evolution in sound. Either embrace it, or go listen to S.C.I.E.N.C.E and stop whining. I'd much rather see a band evolve and expand their sound, as opposed to making the same album over and over again (kind of like Godsmack, Linkin Park, and other modern rock mainstays do).

Anyway..

1. Nice To Know You

The second single, IIRC. And it's a perfect example of what makes Incubus such a great band - here's a song with an unusual mixed time rhythm, lots of tempo changes, and weird lyrics (about lead singer Brandon Boyd regaining feeling in his arm again after an extended period). Yet, the chorus has an incredible hook, making the song totally radio friendly.

2. Circles

Heavy verses with a heavy melodic chorus. Nice harmonies in the "What would it mean to you" part. Like another reviewer said, it's reminiscent of the Chili Peppers.

3. Wish You Were Here

The first single. Not a Pink Floyd cover either. The verses are mellow, and full of metaphorical imagery by Brandon Boyd (a highly creative and underrated lyricist), which lead into the catchy, anthematic chorus.

4. Just a Phase

The best Incubus song ever, in my view. After an extended turntable/piano led intro, the song switches tempo (from 4/4 into 6/8) for the verse. Then it switches tempo again for the pre-chorus, etc. Basically, the song builds and builds, then the final chorus explodes with a wall of guitars. It's a wildly successful experimental song.

5. 11 AM

I kinda expected this to be a single. Like "Wish You Were Here", another mellow mid-tempo song with a memorable chorus.

6. Blood on the Ground

This sounds like something from "Make Yourself". Brandon Boyd rapidly spits out great lyrics in the verses, leading into the explosive, angry chorus.

7. Mexico

A totally accoustic number - no percussion or anything. It's actually a pretty heartbreaking ballad, with great emotional vocal delivery.

8. Warning

This was another big hit single. Again, it's radio friendly and catchy, but unlike other rock bands that get heavy rotation today, it's not full of generic power chords and angst-filled lyrics.

9. Echo

I didn't care for this one initially, but after 4 or 5 listens, it became one of my favorites. It's actually a little reminiscent of "Stellar", but mellow the whole way through.

10. Have You Ever

A heavy song..probably my least favorite on the album. Musically, it doesn't stand out much, but the lyrics are really good.

11. Are You In?

This one makes you feel like you're in the midst of a party with all your friends. Catchy, cool, and very jazzy (jazz pop I suppose). It gets a little repetitive after awhile, but still a good song.

12. Under My Umbrella

Of all the heavier songs on the album, this is my favorite. It works the soft/loud dynamic perfectly, and the bridge is really cool.

13. Aqueous Transmission

Along with "Just a Phase", the most experimental song on here. And it's another success. It's 8 minutes long, *extremely* mellow (you'll feel like you're floating down a river at night as you listen to it), and features a sitar (the main "riff"), a Japanese pan flute (giving it a very oriental feel), strings, and even crickets chirping at the end. It's totally ethereal and wonderful.

And that wraps up "Morning View". Don't listen to some of the harsh criticism for this album. It's a fantastic collection of songs that takes creative guitar licks (from the also highly underrated Mike Einziger), creative lyrics, and overall creative musical ideas, and combines them with lots of memorable melodies and hooks. Thus, it *is* a radio friendly (or "mainstream") album..but it's also innovative and experimental at the same time. That's what makes "Morning View" such a great success.

Best Songs: Just a Phase, Echo, Under My Umbrella, Aqueous Transmission.

5-0 out of 5 stars Incubus = Amazing
This is an amazing CD for anyone who loves rock music. Brandon Boyd has an incredible voice and the lyrics are really powerful. Incubus' style of music is unique so they stand out from other bands.

Don't pass up this CD. If you're not into heavy metal and don't like bands that are just pop rock, you should try Incubus. And definitely listen to their other CD's- each Incubus CD is different.

great band + brilliant singer = amazing music

4-0 out of 5 stars Yea, it's good, but nothing special
This CD has some good moments, but Incubus seems to have finally gone more mainstream. Drive was a great song, and this CD has a bunch of good songs on it, but it is nowhere near the masterpieces of SCIENCE, Make Yourself, and A Crow Left of the Murder. I like a lot of these lyrics, but the whole sound is a lot more mainstream and less Incubus-like. ... Read more


10. Baptism
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On Baptism, his seventh album, Lenny Kravitz writes, arranges, performs, and produces every track. The trouble with working alone is that there's little quality control; some of the songs here really could have benefited from a bit of that. Not to say that Baptism is a complete dud of an album, indeed, the worst thing about it is its awful cover. "California" has a catchy, power-pop bounce that's actually reminiscent of Fountains of Wayne, with its fuzzy guitars and handclaps, as well as its un-Kravitz-like short running time (just over two-and-a-half minutes). But then "Sistamamalover" veers deep into Prince territory, with a groove that's too contrived, too dull, and too long. And there's some of the self-indulgence of a satisfied, middle-aged rocker apparent on "Minister of Rock & Roll" and "I Don't Want to Be a Star" (it's easy to sing about wanting only "a Chevy and an old guitar" when you're living in a massive mansion). The best tracks are the most straightforward, fun ones: the aforementioned "California," the ZZ Top-inspired "Where Are We Runnin'?" and the Stones-sounding "Flash." Kravitz should loosen up more and leave the angst to the teenagers. --Robert Burrow ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Lenny Kravitz is Born again
I first started listening to lenny kravitz with his album 5 and have since believed that there is something very great about him. When he sings, it is strenght. I didn't know or care about spirituality or connection to the force before being his fan. I can proudly say that I tried to sing his songs with his music and feel blessed, a strange connection that cannot be explained but experienced. I know that I have not listened to Lenny much for last year and didn't at all expect such a album from him. It doesn't sound anything like the past 5 albums but very much like the first one. It sounds like a fresh beginning(well Baptism). I don't want to compare his voice with the last few albums. For me he was his best with 5. His voice and music had that undeniable positivity. The album kicks with "Minister of Rock and Roll". I don't know what he means, but it sets the tone to the album, that he is back and there is a never heard before kind of rush in his voice. Then there is a song "I Don't Wanna Be a Star", well it his personal song. I read his interview about the great depression he was going through during the tour of Lenny, and how he hated doing the shows as he had commited to it, and he took drugs to overcome depression and perform. This song truly reflects that emotion(but of course, only a man who has overcomed the depression can have the courage to sing about it).
Then there is "Lady". Ooh this song keeps on building till at the end you are totally into it. Hope Nicole Kidman liked it :) Nect "Calling all Angels". What can I say about it. The song is greater than any artist singing or playing it. It reminds me of experiences you get while watching any movie that moves you. This totally not like lenny, but you cannot deny that it is beautifull, So beautifull.
Then comes "California", another song that reminds you of a time. Certainly never before heard lenny, but great. When he sings in between "Venice Beach and P.O.P., Station 26 was free
Jeff Ho and Horizons west.." I was already jumping with the rythm. Short song but good. Then comes Sistamamalover. Well I enjoy the song. Listen to it in your headphones and move your head with the song, you'll love it. Well I do. I just love the rythm and the way it keeps building at the end. Music has strength. Then there is "Where are we runnin'". Song has a message, but I love "ooi ooi ooo". Great song. Then there is "Baptized". Lenny sings with his heart. You can feel some pain and loneliness in this song.
Then comes Flash. Lenny sings about enjoying his moment of stardom and its temporariness. There is this trumpet that starts the song, so cool and fresh, and above all this song is for us, his fans.
Now comes something very very different. "What did I do with my life?" My favorite song. You won't remember the rythm of drums. But the song makes you think. This is not only personal, but universal. When he says
"You can live any way you wanna
All you have to do is dance
Achieve anything you thought of
You just have to take the chance
You can fall in love with your life
'Cause that truly is romance"
You can feel the truth in each word. Then he again questions What did I do with my life?. Uptill this song I was missing the strength of lenny kravitz. But as the song builds he sings with such strength, you are speachless.
Then comes Storm, drums sound cool and song sounds funky. Sounds like he is saying something personal about loss. Well Jay-Z fits in the song perfectly. The song required some rap, the soul of the song gels with the rap. I approve with Lenny.
One of the last songs "The Other Side". When I first listened, the drums felt like "What did I do for My life?" or the soul of the song. But when he starts singing "Other Sideee" it is different. ALso the low node voice of lenny sounds strange. Then at the end is the best part when you listen to the trumpet.
The player plays with some breath taking rythm. Beautifull.

Last Song "Destiny". Guitar and Lenny. A personal kind of song. But we all are living our Destiny. This is universal. What happens was supposed to happen.

I give it 5 stars only because, I don't see any other musician to have the courage or strength to be truly himself and connected to your spiritual force like he is.
You can sing with great range, play drums with full knowledge and technique, But to sing truthfully and to be yourself in everything you do requires inner strength and truth which you cannot create. It is there with you, or it is not.
I am truly blessed to be his fan. I hope you buy this album for what lenny is.
Siddharth

3-0 out of 5 stars Packaging is everything
Many people compare Lenny to Hendrix. This is severely wrong...he's got more in common with Eddie Grant since he's been rewriting "Electric Avenue" for the last decade.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not his best but still well done.
In my opinion, "5" is Lenny's best work and I was slightly disappointed that "Baptism" didn't quite measure up. It's not a total letdown though. Far from it. "Sistamamalover" is a raw funky rocker, "Where Are We Runnin" is a vintage Kravitz jam and the slow tempo tracks like "Calling All Angels," "Baptized" and "What Did I Do With My Life?" are good too. Lenny seems to lack the edge that he did on "5" but "Baptism" more than holds it's own.

4-0 out of 5 stars What's with the Hendrix comparisons?
Baptism is an excellent effort. No, not goundbreaking but good solid rock. Sure it's been done before, but really good rock is still hard to find. Why the Hendrix comparisons? It doesn't make any sense. Hendrix was a virtuoso way ahead of his time. Kravitz has always been retro - ON PURPOSE - and he does it better than anyone. He practically channels the 70's rock/funk groove. If you want it authentic, buy the Sly and the Family Stone catalog. If you want guitar supremacy, buy Hendrix. If you want a fan's love letter to both, buy Baptism

3-0 out of 5 stars "Lenny K, you're having a laugh."
To the 'twit' who said that Hendrix never made any groundbreaking albums, get 'Are You Experienced?' and 'Electric Ladyland'. In particular, listen to 'Purple Haze' and 'Voodoo Child Slight Return'. Now ask yourself if Lenny Kravitz can ever make songs like that? READ THIS and LEARN!!!!!
There are reasons why Lenny gets compared to Jimi and that's because Kravitz can imitate his style. 'BAPTISM' is not the best example of this but it also proves that he can write some absoulute tripe. 'California' sounds too grungy and cliched and is one of the most overrated songs I have heard considering the other reviews. 'Flash' is a boring song. It is so predictable and reminds me of the crappy '5' album. 'Lady' is another uninspired attempt. 'The Other Side' and 'Destiny' don't make good listening either. On the bright side there are tracks that indicate that Lenny hasn't completely lost his knack of writing decent tunes. 'Minister Of Rock 'N' Roll' and 'I Don't Want To Be A Star' are great ways of opening the album with moog intertwining bass on the former and piano and guitar drive on the latter. 'Sistamamalover' is NOT as bad as people say. In fact the funk bass is quite refreshing to hear. 'Where Are We Running?' and 'Baptized' are anthems while 'Storm' is a fresh change with more of a R'n'B feel, not surprising that Jay-Z features.
Are some of these critics scared of Lenny looking for a chance to experiment so he has to keep writng crap such as 'California?' If so, his future doesn't seem very bright. Unless he stays true to what he wanted BEFORE 'Baptism' and release the funk album he was going on about. ... Read more


11. By the Way
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When the Red Hot Chili Peppers first appeared smeared in neon body paint with socks dangling precariously from their wieners, even the most faithful funk-metal convert couldn't have conceived they would be around some 20 years later, carrying on in much the same fashion. Despite a long history of tragedies and personnel upheavals, the California quartet's eighth album is mostly business as usual--and business, as usual, is quite good. The title track, "By the Way," is a powerful, bruised piece of slap-bass and intermediary white-boy rapping. "Universally Speaking" pays sweaty, soulful tribute to singer Anthony Kiedis's hometown of Detroit. And "Lemon Trees on Mercury" sounds eerily like it could have been lifted from 1984's Freaky Styley. The band's reliable eclectic side, meanwhile, surfaces on the Latin-flavored "Cabron" and moody "Venice Queen." But the biggest surprise is "Tear," a masterful homage to the Beach Boys that suggests the Chili Peppers' perpetual state of arrested development may someday lift.--Aidin Vaziri ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars STILL RED HOT
This disc was a very pleasant suprise. The Peppers have grown in their musical capabilities. If you are looking for a nice alternative to today's uniform standard of rock, pick this up. Below I have rated each song from one star to five stars.

1. By the Way - ****, this song has an awesome baseline and a catchy chorus.

2. Universally Speaking - ****, this is sort of mellow and has some interesting lyrics.

3. This is the Place - ***, this song is sort of reminescent of Under the Bridge, which was on Blood Sugar Sex Magik

4. Dosed - ****, this has beautiful lyrics and singing.

5. Don't Forget Me - ***, this song was kind of boring until it picked up.

6. The Zephyr Song - *****, this has a good beat, good lyrics, and awesome delivery.

7. Can't Stop - *****, this has some good guitar riffs and a catchy beat.

8. I Could Die For You - ***, this is a pretty good love ballad.

9. Midnight - ***, this song has an interesting opening that progresses into a futuristic-type sounding song about what can happen at night.

10. Throw Away Your Television - ***, this has a cool drumbeat, but lacks in more interesting lyrics.

11. Cabron - *****, this has a very Latin beat and some exotic guitar riffs. It would be very good for listening to while on the road.

12. Tear - ****, this song is also very mellow and has good lyrics.

13. On Mercury - *****, this has a nice fast beat with really great lyrics.

14. Minor Thing - ****, this song has great lyrics and good vocals. It sort of reminds you of By the Way.

15. Warm Tape - ****, this has interesting production and sort of out there lyrics, but it's pretty good.

16. Venice Queen - ****, This starts out slowly with some mellow production and lyrics, but it picks up with some awesome acoustic guitar.

3-0 out of 5 stars Would i know it was the Red Hots?
first off, unlike some other reviewers here, im not gonna say Californication is the Best cd ever, i own all the Red Hot Chili Peppers albums, and started out with the first two, "Red Hot Chili Peppers", and "Freaky Styley".

As a cd, this album isn't bad, but the thing is, it doesn't seem like a chili peppers album. Their first album was pure funk, and maybe a little too pure to its form. Gradually they slowed their tunes down, "Blood sugar Sex Magik" landing perfectly in the Middle. However, i Still love their earlier albums much better. These were great funk/rock albums, and their covers where amazing.

The nice thing about "One Hot Minute" and "Californication" was that they still had many heavy funk songs, about half. While "by the way" and "can't stop" are great funk tunes on this album, it lacks a little of the pure energy.

I would not know this was a chili peppers album if i wasn't told, and Anthony's voice wasn't so distinctive. Flea and John just don't show off their amazing skills. Hopefully, like Rancid, if the Red Hots make another album, they will revert to their origins, a "Freaky Styley 2".

Still, buy it, its better than any pop out now!

5-0 out of 5 stars Smooth, Melodical Bliss
In this astounding CD by RHCP they really take it down a notch. They deliver a smoother, slower, more in touch album. The songs are very emotionally packed. It has a certain melancholy sound to it. There are a few of their more trademark rap/hard rock songs but for the most part, expect that melancholy sound I was talking about. They have some really good songs, my top 3 being:

Dosed- A slower more heartfelt song
Can't Stop- One of their fast paced rap/rock sounds
I Could Die for You- Very melancholy with good voice overs

1-0 out of 5 stars funk? yeah right!
this cd is freakin' slow and boring, its perfect to put a baby to sleep. why! why! anthony did you have to change your style of music you bum! i liked you better with long blonde hair and funkier u fool!!!!!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars ho hum
By the Way see's the Chili Peppers mature into a full blown pop rock band but it remains a hit and miss affair. The album starts off with the fiery funk rock of "By the way" before mellowing out into beatlesque pop harmonies and light orchestration. Unfortunately the album never regains the same energy it began with. Of the 16 tracks some work very well such as "The Zephyr song" and the amazing closer "Venice Queen". Others such as "Cant Stop" and "Throw away your television" are just downright annoying. Why does keidis insist on rhyming up to 8 lines in a row? Some of his lyrics are quite awful and really bring down the songs. By the way makes for a very good summer album, but not something i would take on a desert island. ... Read more


12. A Crow Left of the Murder
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2-0 out of 5 stars Incubus slips away...
Incubus has been one of my favorite bands for years, mainly because their 1999 release MAKE YOURSELF is one of the best records I've ever heard. In 2001, the band released MORNING VIEW to mixed but generally positive reviews. I bought it the day it came out and immediately took a liking to it, although it didn't quite match their previous effort. Now that both albums are several years old and their novelty has worn off so I can look at them objectively, I maintain that MAKE YOURSELF is a classic while MORNING VIEW is simply a good alt-rock album. MV had some excellent tracks -- namely "Nice to Know You," "Warning," and "Just a Phase" -- and also some mediocre ones. The softer style they presented with "Mexico" and "Echo" was not received well by me (along with plenty of other fans); it's not that I'm against the band "maturing" as some call it, but rather that Incubus just doesn't sound right with that style (IMO). If you also felt this way and were longing for Incubus to return to its roots, be prepared to realize that it may not even be worth purchasing A CROW LEFT OF THE MURDER on its $9.99 first-week sale.

There are two adjectives I can immediately think of to describe this new album: "softer" and "goofy." Incubus has never been a serious band, but when I say "goofy" I don't mean the amusing, high-energy vibe of SCIENCE, I mean just plain goofy. This applies not only to the lyrics but to the music. As far as "softer," this is probably an understatement as the (excellent) first single "Megalomaniac" is BY FAR the heaviest and loudest song on this album. It is one of only a handful tracks with any real duration of distorted guitar. Not automatically a bad thing, but in this band's case, it's what they excel at, so it is a bad thing to me. Another problem is that the soaring guitars from tracks like "When it Comes," "Wish You were Here," and others are nowhere to be found here... everything is kept low-key, and the melodies are simplistic, boring, and unsatisfying.

The best tracks on the album are, roughly in order, "Megalomaniac," "Beware! Criminal," "A Crow Left of the Murder," "Leech," and "Made for TV Movie." Sadly, even the last two of these are not all that impressive, and they are among the top 5. There are a good number of mediocre/forgettable tracks, along with a few particularly terrible ones. Regarding those, I'll just give you this advice: don't even think of playing the track "Priceless" as soon as you buy this disc, or you may just shatter it out of pure horror and disgust. Sporting drums reminiscent of Metallica's ST. ANGER and pointless lyrics, this takes the concept of "filler" to a whole new level -- it is just a completely worthless song, something that five years ago I'd never have dreamed this band would have the gall to include on any of their products. Indeed, it is only a slight exaggeration to say this new album from Incubus is about as much of a disappointment as ST. ANGER itself.

Conclusion: die-hard fans will buy this and love it regardless of the reviews due to the anticipation that's been building for over two years, but I get the feeling that even those fans giving it 5 stars right now will begin to feel that something is missing after the novelty has worn off. I can't help but feel that the softer style hinted at on MORNING VIEW was more of a foreshadowing of "selling out" than of "growing up" -- the track "Here in My Room" sounds like a desperate and pathetic attempt to draw attention from 15-year-old girls who listen to top 40 stations. This is all just very hard for me to digest considering the amazing potential Incubus had just a few years ago, but it is becoming obvious to me that the band is either slipping away into obscurity or at least finding a new fanbase at the expense of those who loved its earlier work. Change can be a very good thing, but only if it doesn't involve the band trying to become something it isn't even half as adept at as it was at its original style.

2.2 stars

5-0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I have been an Incubus fan since the early days, so I knew that I would be purchasing A Crow Left of the Murder the day of it's release! I just want to get to the point and tell you that this album is definitely worth buying. I absloutely enjoy every song on the album and pleasantly listen to the entire thing on a daily basis. They've mixed up the sound and really have taken it to the next level, lyrically and musically. Now, I am no pro at musical insruments and can't really tell you about the guitar riffs and what not, but I can say that if you've enjoyed their previous work, you'll appreciate this. Also, if you can, catch them on tour, they put on an amazing show!

4-0 out of 5 stars Somewhere down the line
Sometime in the future, perhaps 20 or 30 years from now, people will finally realize how great this music is. It doesn't really appeal to the average modern listener and takes a few spins to appreciate. The musicianship is off the charts, one of the best guitarists (Mike Einziger, Sick Sad Little World!!! and not the radio edit) in the modern rock era and probably one of the best lead singers of the modern rock era (Brandon Boyd) make this CD special. New bassist Ben Kenney fits right in , i think he'll make more of an impact next album. Drummer Jose is awesome and DJ Kilmore has produced more intricate sounds. This CD really has more of a live feel to it, and is some pretty honest work. Like the prog rock in Pistola, Mike seems like he slips a little on his pedals, but he says that's how he played it so they kept it. Compared to their other albums , I would have to rate this second behind SCIENCE. I'll go through some of the songs for ya.
1. Megalomaniac-everyones heard this song, it rips, almost seems like it should belong on a Rage album (Rage fans may get upset!)
2. Crow left of the murder-catchy up-tempo song, have to wait until the bridge to hear the good stuff
3. Agoraphobia- bass driven, excellent harmonies by Brandon and Ben, almost sound like the beach boys toward the end
4. Talk Shows on Mute-only good thing to say about this is Mike's guitar work, don't like it personally
5. Beware!Criminal- Kind of sounds like crowded elevator
6. Sick Sad Little World-one of the most inspiring tracks on any album of any genre , simply because of Mike's guitar solo at the 3 minute mark. Flat out stunning craftsmenship, it brings chills up your spine, play it loud!!!!
7. Pistola-Progressive rock, awesome bridge
8. Southern Girl- Chick song! I don't like it, but Mike helps the song out again and Ben provides wonderful Bass playing
9. Priceless- Quick and energetic, Mike's solo is fantastic, seems a little out of place, but sweet
10. Ze Deveel- Think creepy Clown/Carnival thoughts, with great guitar playing again towards the middle, mike shows off again and Brandon finally gets back to the fungus and SCIENCE days!!! 2nd best song on the album
11. Made for TV Movie-awesome driving distorted guitar, little country riff in the middle
12. Smile Lines- one of those they tossed in to make an album, but original and catchy, the beginning guitar riff seems like it's ripped from Led Zeppelin, then leads into a funky groove
13. Here in my room-think radiohead, mike plays the piano with a psychadelic guitar
14. Leech- 3rd favorite, Bens leads with great bass playing, good rocking song towards middle, almost like a teez for the next album

I highly recommend this album, try to get through 2-4, and you can skip these if you want, and you should be okay, the album truely begins with Sick Sad..also, look for a 24 minute rock odyssey by incubus within the year.

4-0 out of 5 stars Its not Morning View Or Science but its still really good
Incubus has been one of my favorite bands since they came out with Science. So when A Crow Left of the Murder came out i got it right away. Incubus has changed a lot since science and they have matured as musicians but i liked them better on science. Im not saying that this is a bad CD because it is a great one. The only reason why i didnt give it 5/5 was because i think Science is better. Good tracks are Megalomaniac, Crow Left Of The Murder, Sick Sad Little World, and Priceless. If your a incubus fan you have to get this CD, But if your new with Incubus you should get Science first and if you like that then get Crow Left Of The Murder.

5-0 out of 5 stars THANK YOU, missy hagen
I am a die-hard Incu fan; I own all of their CDs and DVDs including imports and the available "bootlegs". I love love love this CD. Couldn't be more obsessed. For those of you who like their older stuff, true, this is different, but maybe you've noticed that they seem to enjoy changing it up. That's one of the reasons why I like them, and that's one of the reasons why they have been successful. This review is not gonna be that helpful- in fact I'm not gonna review it at all. I'm just gonna suggest that you AT LEAST give it a try, especially if you call yourself an incubus fan, keeping in mind that different/new/not what you expected does not mean bad. ... Read more


13. Hooray for Boobies
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Sophomoric but occasionally amusing, the Bloodhound Gang's third outing serves up a dash of Cake, a sprinkling of Blink 182, and heavy doses of metal, hip-hop, and techno. And that's not even mentioning the Pink Floyd rip and Falco sample! Underneath the juvenile, jokey lyrics ("It's hard to rhyme a word like vagina") and cheap chortles (the faux-country "A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When the Stripper Is Crying" being one prime example) are a few memorable melodies. "The Bad Touch" is a catchy, sample-heavy, danceable sex song that name-checks numerous pop-culture touchstones, from Waffle House to the Discovery Channel. Metallica and Frankie Goes to Hollywood samples meld in the rap-metal "Mope." An ode to adult film actress Chasey Lain is yet another perverse novelty entry on this schtick-a-song offering. Yes, there are some guilty chuckles to be found here, but ultimately this 18-track outing is only truly titillating if you're 12--or act like you are. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars funny and outrageous!
When i first heard the song bad touch i loved it and i had to get this album, i didnt know what to expect because i never heard the bloodhound gang before that but when i heard whole album i wasnt disapointed, the whole thing is great. This is a good album to listen to with your friends/ everyones loves it and thinks its funny. Very unique album.
1.i hope you die-4 stars very funny song but you cant take it serioussly, one person i played it to got offended.
2.the inevitable return of the great white dope-4 stars- really good rymes
3.mamas boy-not a song/him talking with the mother
4.three point one four-really funny song-4.5 stars
5.mope-cool beats and mixes-4.7 stars
6.yummy down on this-4.5 stars
7.the ballad of chasey lane-3 stars
8.rsvp- not a song
9.the bad touch( thier hit single)- 5 out of 5 stars
10.cough that came with a prize- not a song
11.take the long way home-4 stars
12.hell yeah- 4 stars
13.right turn clyde- 5 out of 5 stars/ the chorus is a parady of pink floyds brick in the wall
14.a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is cryin- very catchy/4.5 stars
15.The 10 coolest things about new jersey- not a song
16.along comes mary- 3.5 stars
Overall really diffrent and funny album- recomended

5-0 out of 5 stars Sophmoric,crude yet smart and clever
The first time I heard Hooray for Boobies, I thought it was funny but silly. After listening to it further and reading the lyrics I found that these guys were smart. With references to Catcher in the Rye and Voltaire's Candide(I thought I was the only person around that read that!) Jimmy Pop is not a dumb white guy. In addition there are clever rhymes and puns. Everytime I listen to it, I pick up something I previously had missed. The songs have great beats and guitar riffs. I hope you die, three point one four(hidden meaning), Mope, Chasey Lain, and the bad touch are just a few of my favorites. I also like it because these guys aren't afraid to talk about controversial things and some of their songs could be very offensive to some people. I definitely recommend this album to anyone who likes rock, rap, and/or hip hop. Listen to it with an open mind and you will appreciate the humor.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Bloodhound Gang album to date
On the first listen, way back in 7th grade, upon hearing the first uttered lyric of 'I Hope You Die', I knew this band had something special. Some four years later, I still regard this CD as one of my favorites. Jimmy Pop has a way with words that I have yet to see in any other band. Though they are immature, crude, and sometimes over the top, they remain some of my favorite lyrics to quote. Whether it's "But would I be a good Messiah with my low self-esteem? If I don't believe in myself would that be blasphemy?" from 'Hell Yeah' or "Bet I can take a hint better than I can take a hit; Completely incompatible though I'm a (...) and you're a (...)." from 'Right Turn Clyde' Jimmy Pop is one of the best lyricists of our time. If you're a fan of comedic and crude rock, then this album's definately for you.

1-0 out of 5 stars hmmm
this album is funny but all these guys are past 30 years old...and they still act like a bunch of little boys...when will they grow up???

5-0 out of 5 stars Hooray for this album
This album truely isn't as bad as everyone else says it is. To me, this is the best album they've released yet. Don't listen to others, this is way better than some of their older stuff.

1. "I Hope You Die"- A great way to start off the record. It's an alright song, but the chorus of it is kind of annoying.
2. "The Inevitable Return Of The Great White Dope"- Probably one of the best songs off of the whole album. It has a tremendious beat to it and Jimmy Pop really does a great job of rapping over this track.
3. "Mama's Boy" - This is really both a skit/intro to 3.14. It's not really that funny, but it is kind of entertaining to listen to.
4. "Three Point One Four" - The whole song is about Jimmy Pop "needing to find a new v@gina". No comment.
5. "Mope" - I like this song, but it's kind of extremely stupid at the same time.
6. "Yummy Down On This" - Average.

Alright... I got sick of doing all that listing. Anyway, all of the songs are pretty decent, but it seems like some skits and/or songs were just created as meaningless filler material ("That Cough Came With A Prize" is a great example of this). Overall, "Hooray For Boobies" is a pretty good album from the Bloodhound Gang, but they shouldn't put as many meaningless skits on their next album. ... Read more


14. S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Before the Pop Set In
Before Incubus were made MTV darlings with poppy tunes from Make Yourself, there was SCIENCE. This is about as far from pop as you'll get these days. I don't get the people who call this album some kind of holy grail, but I do like it. It grows on you. At first, I would have rated this maybe 2 and a half stars rather than four (which is actually a bit generous.) But it has alot of really interesting lyrics and good DJing. Too bad you can't make out a damn word of the lyrics, though. So unless you read the song book, you won't understand why I think Brandon Boyd is a pretty good lyricist. But he suffers from really poor USE of those lyrics. His voice is good, but he's not so hot at making a tune. Alot of the time it feels like the words are just crammed in there. But there are moments of good melodic use. This is my only real criticism, but I'd say melody and tune are pretty important aspects of music. This is why it takes some getting used to, unlike Morning View and Make Yourself that were instant gratification. The Dj is used HEAVILY, Brandon's voice is was better and Mike's guitar work is way more "punky" than it is now. Fewer effects, more raw. But the songs, since they lack tune, tend to blend in together. Overall, this is an excellent CD that takes a few days to adjust to. Really quite an acomplishment for...what, their second time around? This is for all those nu-metal folks that wish they'd stop playing "Stellar" on the radio and kick it into gear. You won't find ANYTHING this hard on Morning View and Make Yourself. Here comes the breakdown.....
1. Redefine- one of the best songs on the cd. more tuneful that 90% of the album. killer DJ work.
2. Vitamin- eeh, not bad. now you see what i mean about "lack of melody". still, a fairly respectable song with more good guitar.
3. New Skin- more good work. tuneful, good sampling, good lyrics.
4. Idiot box- a good use of guitar, and brandon's singing is impressive.
5. Glass- very catchy, very cool in all respects. one of the best songs. more good sampling. (like i said, the Dj is prominent)
6. Magic Medicine- trippy. the title is a good indication of what's in store. this track says "light up, sit back, enjoy." all the other members step back and let the DJ have the floor.
7. A Certain Shade of Green- catchy. this one sounds like it would be the closest thing to Make Yourself on the album. it bridges the gap a bit. great all-around song with a kicker of a chorus.
8. Favorite Things- lacking. a track i usually skip.
9. Summer Romance- this one will get stuck in your head. odd, jazzy trumpets and this very old-lounge-singer vibe to it. the most calm and collected song on the album. play it for mom.
10. Nebula- pretty hard. not very interesting though.
11. Deep Inside- a good song. especially when it feels like the album is going downhill.
12. Calgone- funny, indecipherable lyrics. part of me says "...", part of me says "interesting". what saves it is the audio clip at the end where the whole band is swearing at some guy with a video camera for almost erasing the whole track.

5-0 out of 5 stars The epitome of creativity.
If you're here reading this review with interests of buying, I think it can be safely assumed that you're just starting to look into Incubus.
And whether or not you'll really like them, my friend, begins right here.
Fungus Amongus, their "first" album, is something you'd do well to avoid until you've accustomed yourself to S.C.I.E.N.C.E... mainly because it may be a little too wild and unorthodox.
If you're used to their Morning View or Make Yourself sounds, be prepared. This is new.
S.C.I.E.N.C.E., in a nutshell, is metal, funk, jazz, alternative, and punk thrown into a blender. I'll do the rest song-by-song on a percentage scale.

Redefine - 85%. A strong opening riff bleeds into funk-rap and strongly-wah'd guitars. The chorus is the opening riff with a vocal line plastered over it. The bridge is the strongest part, a wild instrumental highlighting fast-popping bass and funky electronicness.
Vitamin - 83%. Brandon's lyrics are the strong point here; speaking out against our sleeping somnambulist society. Compared to the rest of the album, this song is poorly written and the level of musicianship isn't necessarily up to par. However, it's still an interesting song in the least.
New Skin - 94%. The heaviest song on the album begins with a crunching guitar riff with wild drums and accompanied by Brandon's bongos. The verses are filled with nutty slap bass, an anxiety-inducing guitar line, and insane lyric-ing. A highlight track.
Idiot Box - 92%. Great main riff, verses have an EXTREMELY funky bass line and a good vocal line. Again, the bridge is probably the best part.
Glass - 95%. Starts quite weirdly, then proceeds into a jazzy bass/drum/vocal verse. Chorus is heavy. Bridge is by FAR the best part, outstanding instrumentals and the heaviest section on the entire album.
Magic Medicine - 70%. Negligible all-electronic/bass song. Fun sometimes.
A Certain Shade of Green - 71%. Repetitive riffs and poor songwriting make this the worst song on the album. It's still tolerable.
Favorite Things - 83%. Odd song, takes some getting used to. Good lyrics explain Brandon's animosity towards religion. Not my personal favorite, but it's likeable.
Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song) - 93%. Incubus shows their other influences in a full-on jazz fury. Amazing musicianship and songwriting, and a mellow but upbeat song. Another highlight track.
Nebula - 98%. "... Holy crap." Those were the first words I uttered after hearing this. Pure insanity. Quite possibly the best song on the record. You'll never have heard anything like it, and you probably never will.
Deep Inside - 98%. Incubus shows off their funk, their jazz, AND their metal sides in the same song. Quite possibly the best song Incubus has ever written. Amazing guitar, amazing bass, amazing vocals, amazing drums, and even the scratching is satisfying. Two guitar solos, both quite impressive. Pure bliss.
Calgone - 93%. The song itself is a crazy mashing of everything. Homage to Mr. Bungle, indeed. Weird lyrics, too. The rest of it is a humorous/funky/nightmare-inducing samplefest. Eeeenjoy.

I'm done.

5-0 out of 5 stars Slick Aggro-metal that is all over the map
It is almost unimaginable that a band can, within the course of a few short years, go from the amateur funk rock of 'Fungus Amongus' to the uncanny and unmatched aggro-funk-jazz-metal of 'S.C.I.E.N.C.E'.

No past albums that I can think of posess a more fitting title, as this band, still very young at the time, masters the SCIENCE of genre-mixing and experimentation.

Brandon Boyd receives much credit on this album for dodging the rap-rocker schtick and keeping to a more funky yet nonetheless heavy vocal style. Think of him of the middle of the road between Anthony Keadis and Mike Patton. He is able to belt out energetic screams, but does so in moderation. The drums are the best of any Incubus album and they fit like a glove with the turntable beats. The turntables add the scientific feeling to this album and they are not abused or cliched (there is no overabundance of 'wicka-wicka' type scratching or sampled 'yo's').

This album features Incubus's heaviest material ("Vitamin", "Certain Shade of Green") but it is metallic in a slick manner. The funk element mixed with the metallic element have been mixed before, but this album seems to be the apex of that specific genre-mixture. It is not simply a tug of war between funkiness and heaviness, rather the two are molded together and sound as though they were meant to be. There is also some very jazzy material on the album such as
"Deep Inside" which always reminds me of Steely Dan, and "Anti Gravity Love Song", which just might be the best song Incubus has ever offered. The album ends on a high note with "Cologne" a song which seems more frantic and chaotic then any of those that came before it, but it ends with a 15 minute experimental turntable jam which is a great way to end such an unpredicatable alum as this. With the possible exception of 'Make Yourself', Incubus have yet to serve up anything this good in years.

5-0 out of 5 stars incubus's best
Due to the heavy MTV play that hits, like Drive and Pardon Me, got. (they aren't bad songs in any way) I dismissed Incubus as just one more trendy band with no talent that just gets played on MTV. I was completely wrong. s.c.i.e.n.c.e. is proof that Incubus is a unique band with amazing talent. This album crosses boundaries between genres with ridiculously amazing flow and precission. This album has some of the greatest and heaviest Incubus songs.
A highlight throuhgout the album has to be the bass lines from jazzy, Antigravity, to slap A Certain Shade of Green, to funky Deep Inside (my favorite Incubus track). It was sad to know that Dirk Lance has left the band because the bass is what I liked most from Incubus and this album shows what a great bassist he is.
If you are an Incubus fan you've already got this album, if you are just getting into them start here. Their newer albums are a lot more mainstream s.c.i.e.n.c.e is a lot more experimental due to the fusion of many styles and genres.

cheers, enjoy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Before Incubus sold out to radio/MTV, there was SCIENCE...
S.C.I.E.N.C.E. will always be the best album Incubus will ever make. Before they were heavily influenced by the likes of MTV and popular rock radio stations, Incubus was truly a band of gifted individuals. Every song on Science is a masterpiece and some are even radio-friendly without trying to be.

The sad part is that band couldn't write tunes like this again to save their lives. They're so involved in pleasing their record label and the masses that they're not creating music that will stand the test of time anymore. Every single Incubus fan that I know of that doesn't care about hit singles, MTV, the radio, etc. agrees with me that SCIENCE is their best album by far. That should be a good enough excuse for you to purchase this album and stop worrying whether or not Brandon Boyd is wearing a shirt in the new crappy Incubus video. ... Read more


15. Sailing the Seas of Cheese
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Opening with the creaky sounds of a ship at sea, Sailing charts the funk-punk waters the San Francisco Bay area band returns to again and again. It's all here: the acerbic humor, Les Claypool's gurgling fretless bass lines, Larry LaLonde's seasick metal guitar, and Tim Alexander's Bill Bruford-inspired syncopation. The narrator of "Sgt. Baker" aims to "rape your personality," while the reapers of the "American Life" live out their dreams "residing in a cardboard box." Tom Waits makes a cameo on the funky back-alley tale "Tommy the Cat," and the protagonist of "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" has "too many cold beers one night" and "wraps himself around a telephone pole." Primus concert fave "Those Damned Blue Collar Tweakers" helps round out this bizarre prog-punk masterpiece. --James Rotondi ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Les Claypool: Bass Guitar God
From the second you pop this genuinely bizzare album into your CD player, you're in for a REAL treat. Primus has got to be the wildest assortment of musicians I've ever heard. Les Claypool's bass takes the show, and it's probably the best thing that ever happend to this band. The guitar and drum parts are excellent and flesh out the music a bit, but come nowhere close to Claypool's incredible bass skills. let me break down the tracks for you:

1. Seas Of Cheese 4/5 - Weird...the only word to describe this one.

2. Here Come The Bastards 4/5 - It's catchy, but doesn't feel complete.

3. Sgt. Baker 3/5 - Fun to listen to but sounds like it was thrown together in one take, like a jam session or something.

4. American Life 5/5 - Incredibly unique bass, with interesting lyrics about immigration.

5. Jerry Was A Race Car Driver 5/5 - A nice way to get your start on Primus. If you like this one, you'll love everything else.

6. Eleven 2/5 - The only song I don't like. Kinda boring.

7. Is It Luck? 5/5 - Speedy bass, equally wild guitar and drums. Insanely fast lyrics!

8. Grandad's Little Ditty 2/5 - A 40-second clip of what seems to be an old man singing in the shower. Worth a listen.

9. Tommy The Cat 5/5 - My personal favorite. Gotta love the bass in this song. How Les does any of this stuff is beyond me.

10. Sathington Waltz 2/5 - Instrumental. Weird. Enough said.

11. Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers 4/5 - A bit long, but the siren-type guitars sound really cool.

12. Fish On (Fisherman Chronicles, Chapter II) 1/7 - Too long, boring, and repetitive.

13. Los Bastardos 4/5 - A quick, yet hilarious reprise of "Here Come The Bastards". Best lyric in the whole song? "These guys are freakin' weird!"

All in all, this CD is incredible. A must-buy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Indeed Music for Musicians...
I can't name one band to compare Primus to, either in terms of sound or talent. Indeed, I think Primus, together, make up one of the most talented groups ever. Les Claypool is my favorite bassist, and just one listen and you will know why. He creates amazingly hard basslines and seems to play them with ease. He often plays his instrument like it were a lead guitar. The only bassist I can compare him to is Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, but I think Les might even have him beat. Tim, the drummer, is probably one of the better drummers out there, making great beats to accompany Les's crazy bass playing. He uses a double pedal, but not like most; instead of rapid fire pounding on the pedal like most, he'll put it to a more rhythmatic use. Larry aka Ler isn't the best guitarist in the world but he's still super talented, and he is, however, probably one of the most unique guitarists. In most rock bands, the guitars usually play the same thing as the bass and overpower them, but instead, Ler will let Les and Tim groove while he's playing an oddball riff in the background or just playing a constant solo I'd be hard-pressed to remember. Together, they make up Primus. And this is one of the finest efforts.

As I said earlier, NO ONE sounds like Primus, so to a listener who doesn't play an instrument, it will probably just be too weird to stand. And indeed it is quite bizarre, but it's also amazing. But I'll say it again: if you don't play an instrument, you should probably stay clear of Primus. You won't enjoy them very much.

However, if you do play an insturment, jusg beginning or professional, and you've never heard Primus, you're in for a treat. Primus has some of the best arrangements, solos (on bass and guitar), double bass drumming, and great socially conscience yet humor filled lyrics I've ever heard. "Here Come the Bastards" starts with a catchy bass riff and then goes into a slow-paced jam with the whole band. "Sgt. Baker" will immediately grab your attention once it kicks in. The catchy chord-filled bass line and strong lyrics of "American Life" will surely entertain an inspiring bassist. "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" is probably the most ascessible on the album and it's also one of the best. But the truly amazing track on this album is the funky "Tommy the Cat" which tales the tale of a flirtatious alley cat told through the voices of Les Claypool and Tom Waits. The guitar solo is crazy, but the 8 second bass solo is insane. Les combines every technique I know of into that small time to make a jaw-dropping break in the tune. "Those Damned Blue Collared Tweakers" is another catchy one with a great riff. These are only the highlights.

So if you're looking for a super talented band, definetly consider Primus. Les Claypool is simply unbelievable and Ler and Tim deliver as well. Primus sucks (that means they rock)!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Way to start your Primus collection
Here's a story... I was over at my friend's house and he asks me if I have ever heard of the band Primus. I said yes because I heard Jerry was a Race Car Driver on the radio. He put on a DVD called Animals should not try to act like People or something like that and played all these WEIRD primus vids!! The band instantly started to grow on me and i bought their latest CD "Antipop". While it does have one of the best primus songs ever(In my opinion), Lacquer Head.. the rest of the tracks sound nothing like the Primus i heard on the DVD. So i got Sailing the Seas of Cheese and it is AWESOME!!! Garunteed you will love it. Here is a list of tracks and the score i give them.

1. Seas of Cheese - 7.5/10 A nice little intro featuring some interesting vocals.

2. Here come the b@stards - 8/10 I've seen multiple reviews bash this song for being repetitive. I love it for some reason and it is one of my favorites on the CD.

3. Sgt. Baker - 9.5/10 Definitely one of the best on the CD. This song has an interesting chorus about what drill sergeants do to their troops, i will read it for you to get you excited to hear it: I will rape your personality
Pummel you with my philosophy
Strip you of your self integrity
To make you all just a bit like me!!
Truly an amazing song.

4. American Life - 10/10 Again.. another amazing song, Primus tends to bunch the highlights of the cd together. The song definitely has a MUCH more depressing note to it then the first 3 tracks. It tells the stories of 3 immigrants and the woes that met them when they came to America.

5. Jerry was a Racecar Driver - 8/10 A lot of people consider this the best song on the CD. While it is a fantastic song, i disagree.

6. Eleven - 6/10 Unlike Here come the bastards, this song IS in fact, very repetitive.

7. Is it Luck? - 9/10 An awesome song featuring an awesome bassline

8. Grandad's Little Ditty - a boring little interlude track that i wont even bother to rate

9. Tommy the Cat - 10.5/10 In my opinion this is THE best track on the CD. It has it all, a kickass bassline AND kickass guitar solos!! Not to mention fantastic lyrics that tell the story of an alley cat named Tommy.

10. Sathington Waltz - 7/10 It's alright

11. Those damned blue collared Tweekers - 9/10 This is another great song on the cd. Great playing from Les and Lers.

12. Fish On - 9.5/10 Yet ANOTHER great song!!(starting to notice the vast number of great songs on this cd??) A slower song with funny lyrics about fishing and whatnot.

13. Los Bastardos - An outro track that sounds very similar Here come the bastards except it has some guy yelling. I wont rate it.

4-0 out of 5 stars You will be confused, afraid and unable to stop listening!
At first I was intimidated to get this, but since it was only $10 at Best Buy, I decided I couldn't go wrong. And I was right! This CD is inconsistent, but that's the really unique beauty of it. Here's the highlights, in order, starting with the best track:

5. Jerry Was A Race Car Driver- Remember this song in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1? This song is one of the main reasons I bought Tony Hawk 1 for Dreamcast, even though the game was several years old. An irrestible, jungle gym-type bass and perfectly placed guitars make this the one you should sail the seas of cheese for!

7. Is It Luck?- Creepily wound, agile, high-pitched bass make this song fun. Would I want to hear it for eternity? No, but the lyrics are a cool gimmick, and it doesn't waste time with a long intro.

9. Tommy the Cat- Strange guitars also run rampant here, but they're overshadowed by the distorted voice of Tommy the Cat. Nice rhythms, though.

4. American Life- The depressing, sullen 3 stories of immigrants in America. It's strangly compelling, and the opening bass sounds "American-style", you'll see when you listen to it.

2. Here Come the B@st@rds- Silent voices say "here they come" more than some may be able to handle, but it sure gets catchy after a while!

10. Sathington Waltz- OK, so lots of people don't like this because it sounds out of place, but it makes me think of a sunset over the African Plains when I hear it, and that's relaxing.

3. Sgt. Baker- The bass repeats the same 5 notes over and over, but the lyrics make up for it. One of the reasons I won't join the army is this song.

12. Fish On (Fisherman Chronicles, Chapter II)- Seems to go on forever, but give it a chance, and it sounds pretty surreal and atmospheric.

11. Those D@mned Blue Collar Tweekers- Gets tiresome, and the bass sounds washed out, but once again, the lyrics help.

And the lowlights, in order staring with the worst.

8. Grandad's Little Ditty- Just 40 seconds of someone's Grandpa singing off-key in the shower. No instruments, no good vocals. Just an off-key old man voice and the sound of a shower. Do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT download this!

6. Eleven- Sounds like most of the other songs, but more painful and irritating. Skip it.

13. Los B@st@rdos- It's just track 2 with some of the notes re-arranged!

1. Seas of Cheese- OK, it isn't THAT bad for an intro, but the words to this are dumb and the atmosphere is dreary.

Overall, it has mostly highlights and few lowlights, and if you want something REALLY different, unique and original (there will never be another band like Primus) for a low price, this is for you!

5-0 out of 5 stars totally awsome
it's primus. an unbeatable bass player, and confusing lyrics, made me buy the cd. just buy it. you'll understand. ... Read more


16. Infest
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Papa Roach is a breed apart in the nearly overfull rap-rock arena. The Northern California-bred quartet lacks the bluster of Limp Bizkit and the political agenda of Rage Against the Machine, instead serving up an ultra-intense, highly personal brand of funk-punk-rock-rap on their stunning major-label debut. Closer in spirit to Faith No More than Korn, Papa Roach's signature sound is defined by Coby Dick's raspy, forceful vocals. Dick's pointed lyrics astutely address everything from divorce ("Broken Home") and attention deficit disorder ("Thrown Away") to alcoholism ("Binge"). Jerry Horton's memorable, melodic, and insinuating guitar lines and the band's aggro, moshable rhythms provide added weight. Papa Roach's intensity is never forced; the songs here are varied, discrete, tuneful, and cohesive. Indeed, the mellow, reggae- like "Tightrope" is as compelling as the commanding "Last Resort," making Infest one of the most arresting heavy-music debuts of 2000. -- Katherine Turman ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars What Did They Do To Themselves
I first heard Papa Roach with their Old Friends From Young Years CD about a year or more ago. They were quite good, mixing some punk, funk, and metal vibes in the style of Korn or the Deftones' older material. As soon as I received the release date and information for Infest from Coby via email, I was really excited. The day it came out I was immediately at the record store, and I picked this up right away and brought it home. I listened to every song and it really didn't seem like old, but it was fairly good. Then I heard Last Resort on MTV and I figured they'd become semi-big, somewhere like Incubus or the Deftones. Well, they didn't and Last Resort became a staple on radio and MTV charts. Teenage girls began calling in saying stuff like "Coby is so hot, please play that one video from Papa Roach". They release one single and everyone loves them. Now I am so sick of Coby's voice and the rest of the band's tired melodies. I can only listen to Blood Brothers now, because the rest of it now sounds the same. I can't say I like them anymore because of the usual sell out comments. I am too sick of them and Last Resort too listen anymore. It all sounds the same, and now they all have these egos that really annoy me. Why can't someone play music that isn't horded by the media and still have people like them? Peaqrl jam did it. People don't listen to the music anymore, they only concentrate on what is declared "cool" by MTV or the radio. Please don't buy this until you have heard something else besides Last Resort. You will be making a large mistake. Or else, check out underground bands like Superheist, 20 Dead Flower Children, or Factory 81.

5-0 out of 5 stars papa roach rocks out
so called "nu-metal" and "rap-rock" acts have been getting a bad rap (no pun intended) since they became popular...granted, many of them are nothing special and are boring to listen to, but some stand head and shoulders above the others...papa roach, on this release, proves their potential as one of the better bands around today...

INFEST is an album that hits hard...Jerry Hortons guitar is one of the first things that amazes me about this album...on tracks like "Blood Brothers" and "Revenge" he puts sick hooks in to go with Coby Dick's rapping...very few bands are capable of meshing well-written raps and loud, aggro guitar riffs and hooks, but Papa Roach pulls it off flawlessly...Coby's voice goes from a rap to a throaty scream on a dime, and is full of raw emotion..."Dead Cell" demonstrates some of his better screaming (hehe)...

the lyrics on this album are some of the better written amongst bands today, who claim they are angry at the world..."Broken Home" is far and away the best song written about divorce, focusing in on the pain a child in such a family feels, their confusion, as well as, in this case, blaming the father for that pain...a very emotional cut..."Last Resort", that well-known radio single, is of course about suicide, but the lyrics really make you feel desperation..."Binge" and "Snakes" are introspective songs about a jaded guy in different situations...in "Binge" Coby screams "i am on a binge/i wish things would change/wish theyd rearrange/im on a binge!"..."Between Angels and Insects" is a loud, well-written song about the problems of society, asserting "theres no money/theres no possessions/only obsession/i dont need that sh!t"...each song is written to deal w/an emotion or event and makes you feel like you yourself experienced it; the sign of a good lyricist

i cant leave out the great rhythm section, which makes Papa Roach loud and in your face right from the opening track...they play behind and in front of Hortons guitar all at once, backing him up, and yet making his riffs more aggressive by accenting them...add the rapping/screaming on top, and you have one hell of an aggro sound

anyways, check this album out, its one of the few great "rapcore" albums out there, and is a perfect mix of rapped lyrics and guitar...peace

5-0 out of 5 stars Good rock
This is a great rock album. I personally wouldn't call them a nu-metal band, their sound is much more consistent and exciting than what I usually see around these new bands. Highly recommended! Check it out

5-0 out of 5 stars Papa Roach RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am one of the many real Papa Roach fans, by that i mean, i like all their music and ive been lucky enough to see them in concert, they were amazing and the concert featured songs from their first major album Infest and their second album Lovehatetragedy. Both albums are amazing! Both are worth getting, however they are both different. The first album contains more rap..which is great, (e.g Revenge, Snakes) and the hidden track after Thrown Away called Tight rope is amazing! At first i didn't recognize who it was by, because Coby sounds so different, the song sounds more melodic and its different to Papa Roaches usual style.I wont go through every single song on both albums, but Infest and Lovehatetragedy are 2 of the best albums i have. Here are some of my favourite songs on both albums:
Infest:
Infest-great opening to the album
Last Resort-their first single? An amazing song
Broken home-one of the best on the album
Between Angels & Insects-this song was sensational in concert
Blood Brothers-love the whole song

Lovehatetragedy:
Time and TIme again-so catchy!
Walking thru barbed wire-one of the best songs on the album
Decompression period-a depressing song that means alot
She loves me not-a funky tune lol with a cool rap part
Black Clouds-great again
Bonus tracks gouge away and never said it are great!!!
(Someone called josh said that he can't believe kids actually like papa roach and give it 5 stars, well maybe he should try spelling first :p nothin personal but p-roach rock, sorry if u can't handle the album-you should leave the real paparoach fans to rate it!) P.s PAPAROACH AREN POISON :P THEY RULE AND CAN ACTUALLY SING.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Debut
This album is a great debut album for Papa Roach, even though some songs like Snakes slows it down, songs like Last Resort, Broken Home, and Never Enough keep it balanced, the guitar work is a little scratchy at times, some songs, you can barely hear the guitar, like Broken Home at the beginning when it gets heavier, the bass kind of goes over it a little. This album is great and a must have for rock/rap fans ... Read more


17. A Thought Crushed My Mind [Bonus Tracks]
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5-0 out of 5 stars This Album Crushed My Mind
This is the album that put BlindSide on the map. At this point you either loved thenm to death or you hated their guts. No band goes from alternatve rock to hard core metal but this band managed to somehow pull it off and with style. From the crazy opening of the now classic "King of the Closet" to the beautifully structured epic "Nothing but Skin" this album mixed all the harmonic elements of their first album with a new sound that caught everyone by surprise. It's light years better than "Silence" and matched only by the sonic velocity of "About a Burning Fire". The bonus tracks are a real treat and the bonus cover art makes this one really worth getting. If you own the first release of this record(and its probably worn out by now) than you owe it to yourself to get this version.

Since this record BlindSide have moved on from the hardcore scene but you can still see the remnants of it in their new songs.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great way to witness the evolution of a powerful metal band
The Good
The best part about having both of the Blindside re-issues is that you get to hear how they evolved and defined their sound. On their self-titled debut, Blindside struggle with finding their sound. You can hear that they become torn between sounding sort of like Clutch or sort of like Shadows Fall. "Invert" comes barreling at you like a 16 wheeler out of control on a steep hill (long way to go for a simile), with its monster riffs and manic vocal delivery. It's almost like Blindside is messing with you on "Born". The track takes a completely different direction with more subdued vocals and minimal distortion. The track is defined by a simple guitar lick.

It's back to releasing the fury on "Empty Box". This time theirs a soulful bass line matched by heavy breakdowns. A meaty chugga-chugga riff runs rampant on "This Shoulder". The vocals are melodic yet still edgy. "Teddy Bear" has a clean arpeggio lick and somber drum rhythm. By the time the chorus kicks in, the riffs become thunderous and driving. It's nice to be able to compare the four demo bonus tracks to their final product.

On A Thought Crushed My Mind, Blindside have settled on what they want to sound like (more like Shadows Fall). It's also apparent that they had a bigger production budget when this was originally released. "Vow of Silence" is everything but silent. It's pure assault of heavy distortion and furious vocals. It's amazing that vocalist Christian Lindskog's lungs haven't exploded. "King of the Closet" is a tale of vampires that chugs along with breakneck unruliness.

"My Mother's Only Son" briefly flirts with the soulful sounds of Blindside's debut, but reverts to the angst they so relish in. Think bass riffs take hold of "Nara". The intensity builds when the guitars and vocals kick in. Instead of including demos with this reissue, Blindside decided to include two hard to find 7" vinyl releases and two previous unreleased tracks. If you want to hear a completely different side of the group, listen to the final track "[Phatbeat 1303]".

The Bad
Nothing

The Verdict
The Blindside reissues are a great way to witness the evolution of a powerful heavy metal band. It will also hold over their fans with demos and unreleased material, until their new album is released later this year.

5-0 out of 5 stars Blindside's best gets better
"A Thought Crushed My Mind" has always been my favorite Blindside album.This rerelease has been beautifully remastered and is better than ever.The bonus songs are exellent stuff (sounding very punkish for Blindside).If you already own the first edition of this album, you need to buy this rerelease.The remastering alone makes it worth the 12 bucks (including shipping!), nevermind the extra songs.My only disappointment is that neither this disc nor the remastered selftitled disc contain the song "Sidewinder", which is on the original Swedish Day-Glo Records release of the selftitled album.That aside, I consider this to be the best Blindside album on the market to date.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the bonus songs
This is still Blindside's best album, and the hardest. The bonus songs just make it that much better. They were recorded between "thought" and "silence" and were originally only available on a limited edition 7". If you are a Blindside fan, pick this up immediately! ... Read more


18. One Hot Minute
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At the time of its release, One Hot Minute was viewed as the beginning of a new direction for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Guitarist John Frusciante had departed and former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro joined the ranks after some false starts with short-lived replacements. Band chemistry here isn't quite up to past standards. Navarro stretches out throughout the album, imbuing tunes with a heavy dose of hard rock and psychedelia and providing a stark contrast from Frusciante's dexterous noodling. Tracks such as "Warped" and "Aeroplane" display a band prone to exploring a less frenetic hard rock, while "Shallow Be Thy Game" sounds like the old band. Frusciante eventually returned to the fold, so this 1995 collection now stands as a curious intermission for the Peppers. --Rob O'Connor ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Tied with BloodSugarSexMagik
For best Chili's cd. The two are also in my top ten albums of all time. This is the darkhorse of the Chili's album catalogue and seems to be the one that no one likes. I really don't see why. First of all, contrary to popular belief, Dave Navarro is an absolutely amazing guitarist. However, he gets bashed on because he's not John Frusciante. Why? No one cared that Frusciante wasn't Hillel Slovak! Secondly, people complain that this cd is too repetitive. Why?! This is perhaps one of the most diverse cds the Peppers have ever created. Flea sings on some songs including a solo piece. A New guitar player. Music borrowed from almost every genre and capitalized on. This cd spans alternative ( Aeroplane, Deep Kick), Metal (Coffee Shop, Warped), Modern Rock ( My Friends) Experimentation (Pea, Walkabout) and thats only like half the cd! This cd takes you on a musical journey and is lushly diverse from start to finish. If only they would've kept Dave for even one more album, that would have been incredible. But this is perhaps the Chilis at their creative peak, save BSSM. Absolutely essential listening.

4-0 out of 5 stars One hot disc.
Many people slag down RHCP's 1995 album because it interrupts the chemistry between the band's now-classic lineup of Flea, Anthony Keidis, John Frusciante, and Chad Smith, replacing heroin-addled guitarist Frusciante with former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro. It's true---this album doesn't hold the same sense of fun and musical kinship that Mother's Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik did. However, One Hot Minute is certainly no slouch in the great Chili Peppers legacy. Though gone is the bombastic funk that made the sock-sporting Red Hots infamously raucous and the apple of George Clinton's eye, One Hot Minute takes Dave's hard-rock roots and puts them to good use, crafting a whole album of great, trippy, dark rock songs. There's the gloomy "Deep Kick," made distinguishable via its weird spoken-word intro; the moving Kurt Cobain ode "Tearjerker"; the weird, dark funk-rock ebb and flow of "One Big Mob"; and the acoustic-based, gorgeous balladry of "My Friends". "Warped" and the title track ultimately go nowhere, but "Aeroplane" is a ridiculously fun romp and Flea's solo piece "Pea" will have you in stitches.

2-0 out of 5 stars Their low point
Despite constant member changes the Peppers have proved to be one of the most reliable groups around and they seem to reveal more and more talent in their writing as years go by . Their last couple of albums were simply amazing and " Blood Sugar ... " remains one of those great rock albums music lovers never get tired of . If there's a low point in their career then " One Hot Minute " must be it . Only the first single " Friends " is worthy of your time or money . " Aeroplane " is cathcy but forgetable , " Wrapped " a noisy mess of some sort , " Pea " more of a joke than a song , " Falling Into Grace " is rather cool yet they can do so much better . This is a band that has released some of the most rich , high quality modern music albums of the last decade only " One Hot Minute " is not one of them .

5-0 out of 5 stars One Hot Minute
One Hot Minute~ The Red Hot Chili Peppers is a truly amazing album with good riffs and the peppers being their bad ass best. I loved ever second of it...5/5...

4-0 out of 5 stars none so bad
i like this album. it is definatly a mixed bag, but i like it. Dave Navarro is not John F. and though their work sounds more manicured with him, it makes it sound more precise perhaps. it doesnt have that underlying RHCPs sound that Californication and By The Way and BLood, Sex, Sugar, Magik have. it also doesnt have the sound that their first three albums had. its completely different, almost more mellow. i enjoyed the work with Dave and Flea and the way that they mixed it. they made the bass and guitar seemless. it was the first album of theirs i got and i listened to it quite a bit for a while. Aeroplane, My Friends, Trancending, song number 9 which i cant remember the name of and Pea are some of my favorite songs in general. not just from the album. ... Read more


19. Blindside [Bonus Tracks]
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3-0 out of 5 stars From Sweden With Love
The Boy's return to their roots with the re-release of their debut album. Originally released in Sweden than distributed here in America thanks to Solid State Records. BlindSide purchased their masters and have given a new fresh look and feel to their first two records. The band is all over the place with this album moving from alternative rock riffs to modern rock grooves and some hard rock as well. The singing shifts from melodic to screaming without warning. It's a bit jumbled and the songs move from really good to really not so good. It's not until their sophomore effort that we truly see the band come into their own. I won't say this record will blow you away but if you're a fan you'll enjoy hearing the very unique evolution of this now great band.If I had to rank their four records It would be as so.

A Thought Crushed My Mind4.5/5
About a Burning Fire4/5
Silence 3.5/5
Self Titled 3/5

Looking back on this record I find myself enjoying it more and more than I did the first time around and it's nice to see that the spark of potential was there from the very start and it was certainly not wasted on future records.


3-0 out of 5 stars Great way to witness the evolution of a powerful metal band
The Good
The best part about having both of the Blindside re-issues is that you get to hear how they evolved and defined their sound. On their self-titled debut, Blindside struggle with finding their sound. You can hear that they become torn between sounding sort of like Clutch or sort of like Shadows Fall. "Invert" comes barreling at you like a 16 wheeler out of control on a steep hill (long way to go for a simile), with its monster riffs and manic vocal delivery. It's almost like Blindside is messing with you on "Born". The track takes a completely different direction with more subdued vocals and minimal distortion. The track is defined by a simple guitar lick.

It's back to releasing the fury on "Empty Box". This time theirs a soulful bass line matched by heavy breakdowns. A meaty chugga-chugga riff runs rampant on "This Shoulder". The vocals are melodic yet still edgy. "Teddy Bear" has a clean arpeggio lick and somber drum rhythm. By the time the chorus kicks in, the riffs become thunderous and driving. It's nice to be able to compare the four demo bonus tracks to their final product.

On A Thought Crushed My Mind, Blindside have settled on what they want to sound like (more like Shadows Fall). It's also apparent that they had a bigger production budget when this was originally released. "Vow of Silence" is everything but silent. It's pure assault of heavy distortion and furious vocals. It's amazing that vocalist Christian Lindskog's lungs haven't exploded. "King of the Closet" is a tale of vampires that chugs along with breakneck unruliness.

"My Mother's Only Son" briefly flirts with the soulful sounds of Blindside's debut, but reverts to the angst they so relish in. Think bass riffs take hold of "Nara". The intensity builds when the guitars and vocals kick in. Instead of including demos with this reissue, Blindside decided to include two hard to find 7" vinyl releases and two previous unreleased tracks. If you want to hear a completely different side of the group, listen to the final track "[Phatbeat 1303]".

The Bad
Nothing

The Verdict
The Blindside reissues are a great way to witness the evolution of a powerful heavy metal band. It will also hold over their fans with demos and unreleased material, until their new album is released later this year.

5-0 out of 5 stars Generating A Pattern?........................
Notice how this album like Silence is very mellow. Whereas in A Thought Crushed My Mind has all the screamo effects of About A Burning Fire. Blindside is still one of my favorite Christian rock bands around. This was very cool of them to remaster and redistribute their first two albums. The new added tracks are actually the band's demo songs from when they first started out. It sounds like they were in someone's garage when they recorded it. Still a good CD though. Keep up the good work guys. I'll be patiencently waiting for you're next new album. ... Read more


20. Angel Dust
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An amazing album, Angel Dust unfortunately has limited appeal, although perhaps "unfortunately" isn't the right word; the record's oddities are also what make it such a fascinating listen. "Land of Sunshine" is a rocker with a foot-tapping rhythm punctuated by insane laughter from vocalist Mike Patton, whose distinctive voice and frequently disturbing lyrics drive the album. To call it hard rock does Angel Dust a disservice; it's far more musically complex than such a label implies. There's the funk-influenced "Midlife Crisis," the ballad "RV" (a bitter monologue from the point of view of a middle-aged discontent sitting in his trailer), the hard-edged claustrophobia of "Smaller and Smaller," and the rock-married-to-electronic-organ "Be Aggressive," which includes positively inspired cheerleader chants on the chorus. Impossible to classify but incredibly entertaining (there isn't a single boring moment on this album), Angel Dust is well worth picking up. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars "...You Still Won't Hear..."
I was appalled to find out that this record was a commercial disaster. It's great! A masterpiece, even! And it seems 100 or so other people on the site seem to agree somewhat. I'm guessing they've covered the finer points of Faith No More's Angel Dust in detail, so I'll just give an overview...

This album has everything for the demented music lover. "Land Of Sunshine" sounds like a Mr. Bungle b-side. "Caffeine" is opened with monkeys and contains the only swear on the CD. "Midlife Crisis" has some tribal-sounding drums and a quirky bassline. "RV" is a piano-laden monologue on the life of a trailer park junkie. "Smaller and Smaller" is an aggressive funk tune. "Everything's Ruined" contains an ethreal piano part, making it sound much like a song from The Real Thing. "Malpractice" veers close to death metal at some points and integrates parts of Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8. "Kindergarten" has an addictive guitar line and shows off Patton's rapping ability. "Be Aggressive" is sexually explicit, but also contains a catchy cheerleader chorus. "A Small Victory" is probably my favorite track, with incredible singing and awesome Oriental keyboards. "Crack Hitler" sounds like a spy theme song, and "Jizzlobber" is 6 minutes of pure venom, ending with majestic/sinister cathdral organs at the end. Finally "Midnight Cowboy" is the album's closer, and is the band's rendition of the theme by John Barry.<

5-0 out of 5 stars Schizophrenic, daring, intelligent... An experience!
Clocking in at 58:43, Faith No More's "Angel Dust" is nearly an hour of some of the most daring, adventurous, and altogether schizophrenic music ever recorded. There's rarely a dull moment. Though a hard rock band, FNM often dabbled in other genres including jazz, lounge, pop, and funk, making their music utterly unpredictable. And, unpredictable it is, as Angel Dust is not merely a rock record, it's an experience. It swings from genre to genre without feeling incoherent or uncohesive. At times it rumbles with a frightening intensity ("Caffeine", "Smaller and Smaller", "Malpractice", "Jizzlobber") others with an ear for sincerity and pop sensibility ("Land of Sunshine", "Everything's Ruined", "Kindergarten"), and sometimes it falls somewhere in between ("Land of Sunshine", "Midlife Crisis", "A Small Victory"). It's easily one of the most ambitious albums of its genre (one far overshadowed by the grunge movement that swept through Seattle) and an album that pioneered a sound that would later influence countless modern hard rock bands. Though not pristine or radio-friendly, Faith No More's intelligent, varied "Angel Dust" is essential listening.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple...
Best Rock Album Ever. Don't be stupid. Buy it now.

5-0 out of 5 stars Untouchable.
It's funny how sophomore albums like this and "Paul's Boutique" are considered to be commercial failures, yet in truth are musically a couple of the best of all time. This is easily "Faith No More's" best release, and probably one of the greatest of the alt-metal genre. "Land Of Sunshine" and "Midlife Crisis" are both heavy, excellent, and ahead of their time, and "Everything's Ruined", "Be Aggressive", and "A Small Victory" are near-perfect as well. One of my favorites is the dramatic "Jizzlobber", and I'm just impressed that a band in 1992 put that out. "Midnight Cowboy" is a nice closer too. Though "The Real Thing" is also great, and is their big album, any real fan of the band must hear and own this one. Nothing will rock your world like "Angel Dust".

5-0 out of 5 stars A better review.
(I previously wrote a very short and mediocre review for this album, so I took the time to make a better one).

One word can describe this album: brilliant. Is there a more versatile album out there? If so, I haven't heard it. Every song sounds completely different. Each song is genius in it's own right and this album is anything but redundant.

"Angel Dust" has everything you could ever want in an album. You've got your radio friendly tracks like "MidLife Crisis" (the best song on the album and possibly the best song Faith No More has ever done) "A Small Victory", and "Easy" (a brilliant cover of the Commodores song by the same name). Then we have other songs that are too brilliant to be categorized, such as the hilarious song about trailer park trash (no offence to anyone who lives in a trailer) "R.V.", and "Crack Hitler. If you're a fan of hard rock, Angel Dust also has heavier songs like "Malpractice", "Smaller And Smaller", and "Jizzlobber".

In my opinion, this is probably one of the best albums ever made. A strongly recommended album for fans of all types of music. ... Read more


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