311 were peddling rap-rock 6 years before rage against the machine released their seminal, first album; and, arguably, doing it better. I am a huge 311 fan, i own every one of their albums, but this is them at their best: raw, heavy (though not metal!), funk driven rap-rock. Ignore what the other reviewers spout about this album. It is great. There are elements of ska, and lazy chilled vibes, but first and foremost this album rocks with the best of them. In short, an upbeat, riff-laden, rhyme-strewn, beast of an album. Buy it, or remain unenlightened.