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40 Oz. to Freedom
40 Oz. to Freedom
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have CD, 11 Mar 2003
This review is from: 40 Oz. to Freedom (Audio CD)
Sublime were one of the greatest bands to ever roam the music road. Unfortunately, they didn't get the recognition they deserved until Brad Nowell's untimely death.
40 oz. To Freedom is by far the best, deepest and most ambitious CD featuring dubs, raps, a bit of thrash, ska, punk and reggae. This CD will grow on you until you cannot live without your daily Sublime fix. I've had the CD since 1999 and I can say I still love listening to it as much now as on the day I bought it.
Standout tracks include Don't Push, Date Rape, Ebin, 5446/Ball and chain, and Scarlet Begonias.


Are You in? [CD 1]
Are You in? [CD 1]
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Calm, Smooth, Brilliant, 11 Mar 2003
This review is from: Are You in? [CD 1] (Audio CD)
This is the side of incubus that should be appreciated. What we have here is a little gem of a song that feels good to listen too. From the opening intro we get to experience the most relaxing, enjoyable and refreshing songs to ever be released. With or without the lyrics the instrumental carries the song with Brandon Boyd's voice adding a soothing touch to round it off.
I don't have much to say about the Oakenfield remix because I personally don't agree with remixes.
Another reason to get this CD is the wonderful accoustic version of Stellar, another brilliant incubus song. This is a wonderful and enlightening love tune with the guitar playing of Mike Einziger weaving in and out of the tune providing a harmonious backdrop for Boyd's vocals.


Crawling in the Dark
Crawling in the Dark

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Quality Track, 3 Feb 2002
This review is from: Crawling in the Dark (Audio CD)
Crawling In The Dark marks Hoobastank's first single to be released. Having seen them live supporting Incubus at Wembley Arena, I must say they, like Incubus, sound just as good live, as they do on CD's.
Crawling In The Dark is a melodic, funk-ridden tune, with some heavy metal sections laid into it. In orders, a perfectly composed crossover track, worthy of competing against any Incubus track.
Go out, Get the single, Support the band, and then hope they do another show in London


Science
Science
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the pinnacle of incubus, 7 Nov 2001
This review is from: Science (Audio CD)
S.C.I.E.N.C.E still remains by far to be incubus' best cd to date. Although make yourself and morning view are arguably good cd's, S.c.i.e.n.c.e shows us where incubus' roots are.
With a killer intro on redefine, to the amazing A Certain Shade of Green, to the soothing Summer Romance, this is incubus at their most brilliant and versatile points in their career.
Incubus have the ability in them to mix funk with metal to provide a crossover that is pleasing to most. I hope this gift will show for more years and albums to come.


Apocalypse Now / Hearts of Darkness Documentary Box Set [VHS] [1979]
Apocalypse Now / Hearts of Darkness Documentary Box Set [VHS] [1979]
VHS

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest vietnam war film, 23 Sep 2001
On first watching Francis Coppola's vietnam epic, after watching the opening sequence with Martin Sheens monologue, you realise this is not one of the ordinary lacklustre vietnam films that hollywood has churned out over the years.
This is a film that goes into the heart of darkness, the very dark depths of the vietnam war, the parts of the war that other films did not have the balls to show.
In this film, we have possibly the greatest 3 male leads of the past few decades, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, and Marlon Brando. Although Brando's Kurtz rarely appears in the film, it is his character that influences and drives the story towards its epic end.
Being the greatest vietnam war film of all time, Apocalypse Now went through a 238 day shoot over 2 years, featuring typhoons that wrecked the sets, the phillipino government withdrawing their helicopters during shoots, and Sheen having a heart attack.
All of this is documented in Eleanor Coppola's Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmakers Apocalypse. Watching this makes you realise how much hell Francis Coppola went through to get this film released and what lengths he went to finance this film.
Here you have two brilliant pieces of filmmaking, an epic vietnam war film, and a thoroughly engaging documentary about how the film came about and how it progressed to its release in 1979.
This is one film that should be on every film fans shelf.


40 Oz. to Freedom
40 Oz. to Freedom

5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best reggae tracks since Bob Marley, 2 Sep 2001
This review is from: 40 Oz. to Freedom (Audio CD)
This is by far the most superior of Sublime's three studio albums. While the self titles 'Sublime' album is seen as superior because of its commercial success, '40 oz to freedom is where it all started.
It is such a loss to the music world that Bradley Nowell died showcasing his versatile musical talents of this album mixing reggae, ska, a bit of punk, and some thrash music.
While Bradley may not be around anymore his musical influence lives on. Some of the standout tracks on this 21 track filled cd are '40 oz to freedom', 'Date Rape', '54-46 That's My Number/Ball and Chain', and 'Dont Push'.
With an album as varying as this your personal preferences will be treated to different types of music in a blend that will constantly surprise you.
Another reason this album is the pinnacle of Sublime's short lived career is that it had such a wide selection of music that suited all tastes, which later focused mainly on punk on their later released 'Sublime' album.
Personally, I think that Sublime should have sticked to reggae, Bradley proving himself as talented as the legend Bob Marley.
Any keen ska, punk or reggae fan should have tis cd in their collection. The spirit of Sublime lives on through '40 oz to freedom'.


Live at CBGB
Live at CBGB
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Price: £75.34

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Agnostic Front at their very best.............. LIVE, 30 Aug 2001
This review is from: Live at CBGB (Audio CD)
CD's like this support the theory of how much better bands sound when they perform live. With live performances you get all the imperfections that you dont get with studio albums. These imperfections are what true music fans thrive on.
Agnostic front have established themselves as one of the worlds premier hardcore punk bands over the past 20 years. This CD makes for more than a worthy live album.
Get off your arse, get to your record store, and buy it. This is hardcore punk at its purest and best.


Issues (The MTV Competition Winners' Sleeves - Limited Edition)
Issues (The MTV Competition Winners' Sleeves - Limited Edition)
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Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The Korn saga continues..., 22 Aug 2001
The bakersfield quintet have followed up the multi-platinum 'follow the leader', with this amazing piece of genius.
Forget the artwork, design, and packaging because this is one cd that should stay in your cd player at all times. The strength of 'issues' above the other korn cd's is that it proves that metal can be thoroughly absorbing and so meaningful as well as acting as an adrenaline shot.
And to stick to the current tradition of naming standout tracks on the cd, two come to mind, 'falling away from me' and 'make me bad'.
From what i have heard, i have been a fan since korn started, korn will continue to dominate nu-metal with deftones for years to come. The boys are here to stay and im awaiting their next album.


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