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Tall Cans In The Air
on 31 January 2003
Well Tim Armstrong has managed to impress again, after Operation Ivy and still with Rancid he has created a fantastic new band and a awesome new sound. This incorporates loads of new sounds such as drum n bass and hip hop. In fact the whole album is based around hip hop and vocalist Rob Aston is a very good MC.
At first listen you may wonder what Armstrong has done to the punk sound but he has strayed but in a way stayed true to the sound. Travis Barker of Blink-182 fame does an excellent job on drums.
The album starts with the very disappointing Romper Stomper the lowlight of the album, dont be dismayed Tall Cans In The Air is a highlight as are D.J.D.J and Diamonds and Guns (best song).
Each song has its own unique sound and has many additional personnal on other instruments including Armstrongs other bandmates Lars Frederikson and Matt Freeman, his wife Brody and guest MCs.
Overall a fantastic album and a creative masterpiece a must have for any punk, hip hop fan.