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Soundsystem Explicit Lyrics
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|1. Freeze Time|
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|6. Life's Not a Race|
|7. Strong All Along|
|11. Leaving Babylon|
|13. Livin' & Rockin'|
When "Down" shot up the singles charts in 1996, it was the culmination of eight years of hard work for Nebraska-bred, Los Angeles-based 311. Soundsystem ups the ante on the quintet's good-time, never-forced amalgam of hip-hop, rock, funk, and reggae. "Come Original" features Nick Hexum's identifiable talk-singing style, and the tune's lilting dancehall and reggae overtones make it perfect for convertible cruising. From the odd but compelling rhythms in "Freeze Time," to the Santana-influenced stylings and Tim Mahoney's intricate guitar work in "Life's Not a Race," to the almost metallic riffing of "Evolution," 311 have constructed a diverse yet cohesive collection. The band's crisp, edgy sound, well showcased by producer Hugh Padgam (XTC, the Police), is especially winning on the irresistible and rollicking "Mindspin" and the aggro closing cut, "Livin' & Rockin'." It's a good bet that this Soundsystem will find its way onto the sound systems of fans old and new. --Katherine Turman
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This is such a great album, every song is distinct, catchy, well-made, polished, fun, and at times a little bizarre and odd. I love it! There are complaints that the songs are dull or unoriginal or all sound the same. All I can say is, these songs flow together, but they certainly don't sound the same, and as for that, don't most bands have a running theme? Can you see Nine Inch Nails doing a bubbly pop song? Can you see Britney Spears (ugh) doing something sombre, slow, dark, and meaningful? Bands and musicians play what they love to play, and 311 definitely has fun playing what they play. They have a definite style, and as each cd comes along I see all kinds of different themes and styles.
All in all, this cd rocks, and 311's sound is totally unique!
~Heather P.S. Will someone email me and tell me why this album is classified under EXPLICIT LYRICS? I scanned through the lyrics, and I didn't find anything.
1.Freeze Time - 5/5 i didn't dig this song as much my first time but i soon realized that it friggin rocked..all out headbanger
I would say the best opener of any of 311s cds slightly ahead of Homebrew and Down. My 3rd fav on the cd.
2.Come Original - 5/5 A big hit for 311 that got some radio play but not enough. It's a great song and up there with Do You Right as one of 311's most dynamic songs going from rock to reggae to hip hop...but it can get a lil repetitive
3.Large In The Margin - 5/5 another song i didn't dig right away but i soon became entrenched in the rockin' beat after another listen
4.Flowing - 5/5 Now this is one damn good song. starts w/ a trippy cell phone type thing for bout 12 seconds then explodes into a great rock beat. one of the best party songs
5.Can't Fade Me - 5/5 nothign to say bout this song but it rocks again..heavy guitar and bass and alotta SA and nick rapping
6.Lifes Not a Race - 5/5 wow what a slow tripped out masterpiece a total changeup from the previous songs but still an amazing song..thas why you gotta love this cd
7.Strong All ALong - 5/5 oo boy my fav on the cd and for good reasons. it speeds up a bit from Lifes not a Race but is still a lil tripped out and has great beat and lyrics. i just love it
8.Sever - 4/5 Good song with an interesting beats but can drag on after a lil bit
9.Eons - 5/5 Man this song reallly grew on me with its infectious chorus. its a slow rocker but its the bomb dude trust me
10.Evolution 5/5 Must i say anything its awesome fast paced tune
11.Leaving Babylon 5/5 Tripped out masterpiece for the fellow budsmoker
12.Mindspin 4/5 hard short rocker..good chrous
13.Livin and Rockin 5/5 craziest party song ever..so fast and crazy makes you wanna headbang and jump around so much you won't believe
O man you gotta buy this cd and give it a couple listens with an open mind..ull eventually love it unless you dont like this type of music at all...i don't skip a track on the whole cd