This is where it all started for Sublime, and as you listen you can practically hear the energy of the band at work. The songs deal with differant themes-fachism, rape, oral sex, "smoking two joints", but they all are recorded in a relaxed laid back manner, more typical of reggae than "ska-punk" in which Sublime are pigeon-holed. If you listen to the later self titled album then you will hear a contrast as later on Sublime did become more punk. Bradley Nowell's guitar work can be compared to the likes of Bob Marley and I personally think he deserves the same status as the afore-mentioned legend. It is difficult to pick out the best songs on this fine album as they are all of classic quality, although "date rape" and "smoke two joints" are the catchiest. Download one of the tracks from this page and if you like it buy the CD, then you will see why it is worth 5-stars.
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