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This is a confusing review to write for me for reasons i'll get into but here goes!
Im a massive Cypress Hill fan and would have bought this no matter what reviews it got but ive got to say im slightly disappointed. This is where the confusion is because it IS a good cd, its just not quite what i was hoping for. Personally i like a good bassline but on this CD, Cypress Hill lean more towards a massive beat with drums really forward in the mix and the bassline there if you listen for it. Before anyone comments that this is becasue of my sound system, it really isnt!
Again, im not saying this makes it bad, just not what I was hoping for but there are some great tracks on here.
The first track It aint nothin' is fast paced with the huge beat i mentioned earlier (i'll stop going on about that now!), followed by the slightly slower paced Light it up. Rise up with the brilliant Tom Morello on guitar is good but im not really a fan of CH going down the rock/rap route. I AM a fan of the genre and huge fan of Rage Against the Machine but i dont find it suits CH very well.
Im not doing a track by track review but ive got to mention track 5, Pass the Dutch, as in my opinion its just a mess! The bass, drums and vocals are just all over the place and feel like theyve come from different tracks and were just thrown together at the last minute.
Track 9, Carry me Away is the most chilled out track on the CD in my opinion and therefore my favourite at the moment. This is followed by Trouble Seeker, another rock/rap track though this is heavier than Rise Up and (do i have to keep saying 'in my opinion'? Its my review right?:) less enjoyable for it.
The remainder of the CD is pretty good but doesnt provide any more slow, chilled out tracks that i personally like and that i expect of CH. Maybe they're not indulging in their (and most of their fans) favourite pastime so much these days!
Well i DID say this was a confusing review and im certainly not going to win any awards for it!
To conclude, i DO like this which is why ive given it 4/5 and i hope it grows on me even more as i listen to it. But if you are after a CD to chill out to i would point you towards Blakroc, which did for me everything i hoped this latest one from CH would.
Hope you enjoy it, cheers!
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Initial post: 21 May 2010 12:46:22 BDT
Rich Williams says:
Commenting on my own review here but ive gotta say after listening to it for a few more weeks ive really got into it. I still think 4 stars is fine for it but a lot of my negativety about the album has gone. The only tracks i DONT like are Pass the dutch and Trouble Seeker so i would have to say that this is the most consistantly good Cypress Hill Album for a long, long time.
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