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Robbin The Hood [Explicit Lyrics]

Sublime Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
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1. Waiting For Bud
2. Steady B Loop Dub
3. Raleigh Soliloquy Pt. l
4. Pool Shark [Original]
5. Steppin' Razor
6. Greatest-Hits
7. Free Loop Dub/Q-Ball
8. Saw Red
9. Work That We Do
10. Lincoln Highway Dub
11. Pool Shark (Acoustic)
12. Cisco Kid
13. Raleigh Soliloquy Pt. ll
14. STP
15. Boss D.J.
16. I Don't Care Too Much For Reggae Dub
17. Falling Idols
18. All You Need
19. Freeway Time In LA County Jail
20. Mary
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Long Beach garage kings Sublime rode the cresting wave of late-'80s/early-'90s Cali punk to a well-received 1996 major-label debut whose success was overshadowed by tragedy: frontman Brad Nowell died of a heroin overdose just a month before its release. This 1994 album was their freshman indie outing and the record that largely secured their ticket to the majors. Instead of building on the energetic, if formulaic, punk-reggae fusion of their 1992 40 Oz. to Freedom (with its sometimes awkward, too-dumb-to-be-ironic lyrical bent), Robbin' displays a Nowell whose slow evolution as a songwriter is more than compensated by an eager plundering of old-school rap influences and ska beats. It's a record that moves the band beyond often-stultifying punk clichés to a true musical adventure whose buoyant sense of discovery is almost palpable, and one that proves that their '96 big-label breakthrough was no accident. --Jerry McCulley

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime's definitive CD! Very underrated! June 1 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
How could anyone that calls themself a Sublime fan rate this CD anything less than 5 stars or call it anything worse than their second best album (after 40 oz)?
I'll be honest, I did get into Sublime in '96 with the release of their S/T album and I thought it was a great album back then. After a few listens to 40 oz though, I realized it was a much better CD. People told me that Robbin the Hood was a bad album and that I should stay away from it, so I decided not to buy it. Finally I decided to get this album and listen for myself to see how good it was, and I'm damn glad I did! This CD is now my favorite Sublime CD, with 40 oz as a close second.
Unless you're 15 or something and just getting into Sublime, I might understand why you dont like this CD, because your used to all the crap that's on the radio these days and Sublime's S/T album is their most mainstream one. Get 40 oz though, and once you like that more than the S/T, get this and give it a few spins and you'll see what I mean.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes brothers and sisters this is great June 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
I love Sublime. It almost seems as if damn near everyone loves Sublime. This album is pretty great and is also a pretty weird one too. There is a lot of experimentation and throw away(but in a sort of good way) tracks on this cd. There are some tracks with speaking and music (the elioquent rambelings of Raeleigh and some dudes talking about Reggae). Then there are some hip hop sounding beats mixed with reggae and ska and just sometimes straight up hip hop (steping razor and some of the instrumental tracks). There are some punk song that feature a straight forward skate era sound of punk (pool shark and I Saw Read which features an early day Gwen Steffani in a day when her band didn't suck). Then there are some great chill back acoustic tracks that soothe the soul (Steel Train and the acoustic version of Pool Shark being prime examples). So with such a diverse sounding collection of songs can this in fact be a favorite among fans? Usually not, though it is warming up on me I still regard 40 oz. to be my favorite. But it's fair that this isn't a fan favorite, it just too mixed up. Though it may be slightly eccletic it is still a great release and any chump that thinks this isn't too great is kinda foolish because it's Sublime, and Sublime is just golden.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime's Second Best May 11 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I'm sorry, but those of you who gave this revealing and emotional portrait of Brad Nowell's raw, creative genius three, two, and even (a couple of true morons) one star, need to have your head examined! Put the Britney Spears CD back in your deck and stop pretending to be a fan, if you don't like this one. I'm not saying that the production is the best or that it couldn't have used a little more work, but what you get when you pop in "Robbin' the Hood" is the raw deal - Bradley Nowell, no holds barred. Everything from jazz to rap to punk to ska to reggae. It's definitely a bit different from the Sublime that all of you commercialized suckers who rated this low consistantly latched onto, but it grows on you with each listen. This is one of my favorite albums and I'm a music freak who listens to and plays literally everything (well, with the exception of country-pop crap). I rank this one right in the middle between 40 Oz. to Freedom (a gift from Jah) and the self-titled album (good, but too commercially tainted to be one of the regulars in my collection).
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5.0 out of 5 stars MOST ORIGINAL SUBLIME RECORDING Feb. 5 2004
By Aaron
Format:Audio CD
I dont know what other people are saying. "this album isnt as good as 40 oz and self-titled" "albums weird". Sure this album is weird cause you've never heard any of these songs on the radio. In my opinion, Self-titled is their lowest album, solely because so many songs off that album still play on the radio. Its a great CD but I don't like singing tunes that 8 year old girls like singing. I agree with a couple of people on their reviews. It's a hard decision between 40 oz. and Robbin'. For the beginner that has none of their CD's, start off with self-titled, 40 oz, and then Robbin'. The true sublime fan would find that Robbin' is Sublime's most true, original, diverse recording in their career. It takes a while for these songs to sink into you but once they do, it hits you that this is more than music. It's Sublime recording their originality and stylee onto a CD with no guidelines from record companies or anyone or anything. Just them and what they think sounds awesome. Then you realize this is more than music. Robbin' the Hood shocked me when I first heard all the songs and hopefully it does to other true Sublime fans also.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Experimental Stuff You Must be Patient With Dec 15 2003
Format:Audio CD
In between Sublime's highly acclaimed releases, 1992's 40 Oz. To Freedom and 1996's Sublime, is 1994's Robbin' the Hood, an album of exploration for the band as they merge jazz, blues, psychedelic rock, ballad into their fused rap-punk-ska-reggae style. If you thought 40 Oz. and the self-titled album were melting pots of various genres, then Robbin' the Hood is the mother of all eclectic, musical melting pots. Here's a track-by-track rundown:
1. Waiting For Bud - A brief jazz/reggae instrumental opener. Easygoing track to get you into the varied mood of the album. 5/5.
2. Steady B Loop Dub - Awesome sampling on display here. It's here where Brad conjures up a line for the opening song of the '96 self-titled album, Garden Grove ("Music from Jamaica, all the love that I've found, pull over, there's a reason why my soul's unsound"). 5/5.
3. Raleigh Soliloquy Pt. 1 - Ah, yes, that lovable psychotic Raleigh Theodore Sakers. Here, he's mumbling about a computer programmer named Christine Gontara. 5/5.
4. Pool Shark - A rowdy, minute-long, straight-up punk rocker. Depressing lyrics about Brad's heroin addiction, but he shouts them out as if the depression is nothing. The audio quality isn't exactly pristine on this, as the frantic drum and guitar accompaniment overshadow Brad's raucous vocals. 4/5.
5. Steppin' Razor - A Peter Tosh cover. An excellent, upbeat reggae number with Brad's low-key voice going along with the vibe. 5/5.
6. Greatest Hits - Pure ska punk. Great bass and great delivery on Brad's part. 5/5.
7. Free Loop Dub - Reggae/dub with a psychedelic twist and decent sampling to close it out. 4.5/5.
8. Q-Ball - Too brief hip-hop number (0:43), featuring Q-Ball, Brad's cousin and Long Beach rapper. 3/5.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Feeling, history, laughs
This Sublime cd has always been one of my favorites, no matter what. I played this cd so much *was originally purchased in 1996, that four yrs later I had to buy it again. Read more
Published on June 17 2004 by Nikki Grenier
3.0 out of 5 stars I like it, but even I can't give it five stars
This album is great, especially if you love Sublime, but it isn't nearly as good as either "40 Oz" or the Self-titled. Read more
Published on Jan. 15 2004 by Drew Macevenwick
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best of sublime
I own 40 oz and the self-titled cds, so I thought I'd complete the collection of the 3 main sublime cds. Its been about 2 years since i bought my 1st sublime cd, sublime. Read more
Published on Dec 3 2003 by Jimmy The Cat
5.0 out of 5 stars Ripped, stoned, twisted...immaculate.
Is it music?
After coming home from work, I placed Robbin' The Hood in the stereo system.
Settling myself next to the bar, I asked Beth to hand me a beer. Read more
Published on Oct. 29 2003 by James Douglas Morrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Album, Transcends Genres
Sublime was an extremely talented band. If lead swinger Brad Nowell hadn't overdosed on heroin, who knows where they'd be today? Read more
Published on June 9 2003 by Ari Eisenberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable
Living in Australia i haven't heard much sublime. What i got has recently been played on a commercial rock station. i downloaded a few songs and loved it. Read more
Published on May 22 2003 by nick moad
5.0 out of 5 stars weird at times, but AWESOME!
a lot of my friends think i'm weird for liking this cd, but there are really some great songs on this...
1.Waiting for Bud. Read more
Published on May 18 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite albums, EVER
It is sad to see so many negative reviews of this album. It really is. I think that what is most upsetting is the fact that "fans" are treating this CD as a clutter of... Read more
Published on May 3 2003 by TheGringo
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