This isn't pitchfork so i'm just going to talk about this album, forgive me if i can't find some elegant metaphor to structure this review around. First of all, the basslines on this album are THE BEST BASSLINES of all time, I have to get that out of the way, and if you're ever going uptown to score something at like 3 o'clock in the morning on a thursday and you put this CD in you will know what i'm talking about, because that strange, unfamiliar sensation is you FEELING LIKE A GANGSTER. I honestly think that this is the "hardest" music in existence.
that said, it's also incredibly mellow and groovy. i don't mean groovy as in "good" though "rids the world" is good. i mean you can groove to this CD, you could probably make love to it as well, but I would recommend Rev. Al Green for that over "Rids the World" unless you and your baby are on drugs.
The most important aspect of this 1981 Masterpiece, to me, is that this is a good, solid dub record that is, as far as i can tell, about destroying monsters, which is awesome. there need to be more songs with titles like "blood of the ghost of frankenstien and dracula" or whatever, it doesn't matter, because you can listen to this and do a drive-by, or you can just burn one by yourself, or you can go and put a stake in the foul heart of a child of the night, it doesn't matter because you're still going to feel pretty cool.