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.