- Audio CD (Oct. 7 1997)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Cargo / Umgd
- ASIN: B000003TWZ
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
|1. The Roots Is Comin'|
|2. Pass The Popcorn|
|3. The Anti-Circle|
|4. Writters Block|
|5. Good Music (Preclude)|
|6. Good Music|
|8. Leornard I-V|
|9. I'm Out Deah|
|10. Essawhamah? (Live At The Soulshack)|
|11. There's A Riot Going On|
|12. Popcorn Revisited|
|14. Common Dust|
|15. The Session (Longest Posse Cut In History)|
|16. Syreeta's Having My Baby|
|17. Carryin' On|
If you look at the albums after this one (example being the notes to "? vs. Scratch pt. 2" on "Things Fall Apart"), they talk about a time when they were entering talent shows for money and just taking the prize every time, and it's kind of an album that sounds like they were small on the verge of being larger than life. It's an amazing look at how small of a blip on the radar something could be, yet how great it really might be too.
The fact that they were and are doing things that other bands don't dare to do is what I love about the Roots and I really do love all of their albums, but this is my favorite. Too bad it's so hard to find and usually expensive, but it's WORTH IT.
What they lack in Production on this album (it's still not bad, either, mind you, it's just not as slick as some of the more upscale recordings that came out later) they definitely make up for in quality music.
I will get right to it. If you are not a Roots fan already and you are experimenting with this rap band in which you have heard so much about...you need to click on Do you want More??!!!?! or Things Fall Apart. I feel these albums are better for one who is just getting into the band, due to the fact that this album is very raw...which isn't bad but i think TFA and Do You.. are a little more upbeat and better to hook you on for the ride. now onto the actual review...Organic: Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end. that says it right there. this is The Roots most raw album. the album's backbone is a string bass and the spinal chord is backed by the roots drummer and most famous member
?uestlove (?uest=quest). i like this album because it shows where the Roots came from but to some people's like or dislike the lyrics don't have as strong a message as "Things Fall Apart." This Album (organix) as all Roots album should be listened to in thier entirety the first few times. but this album has no one track that i would take out and put in a playlist of mine(where as the other do). it is just a full album that is like one continuing concert in CD form. i recommend this album if you are already a Roots fan.
"Is that the Inspector Gadget Theme song?"
What the hell was i talking about you ask? listen to the song "the anti-circle" you can't miss it.
also for the really acute music ear there is a faint guitar riff that sounds alike like "You're all i need(remix)" by method man and Mary J. Blige in the beginning of "common dust".