Closer to the Sun [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason MacNeil
Slightly Stoopid create a soothing, folksy-cum-reggae feel on most of this album. Whether it is the relaxed, laid-back Jack Johnson-like vibe on "Intro" or the ensuing subtle yet rich "Babylon Is Falling," comparisons to Marley would be likely. Thankfully, they keep several of these songs within a pop framework, most clocking under three minutes as the basslines propel them along. "Somebody" is more radio-friendly, with its faux hip-hop feeling mixed with a basic beach groove à la Jason Mraz or a funk-filled John Mayer. The imagery of cannabis is ever-present, especially on the enjoyable and infectious hook on "Fat Spliffs." It's not quite dub reggae, but has a similar ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason MacNeil
Slightly Stoopid create a soothing, folksy-cum-reggae feel on most of this album. Whether it is the relaxed, laid-back Jack Johnson-like vibe on "Intro" or the ensuing subtle yet rich "Babylon Is Falling," comparisons to Marley would be likely. Thankfully, they keep several of these songs within a pop framework, most clocking under three minutes as the basslines propel them along. "Somebody" is more radio-friendly, with its faux hip-hop feeling mixed with a basic beach groove à la Jason Mraz or a funk-filled John Mayer. The imagery of cannabis is ever-present, especially on the enjoyable and infectious hook on "Fat Spliffs." It's not quite dub reggae, but has a similar punch. However, "Bandelero," the lewd "Till It Gets Wet," and the extremely mellow "Older" tend to stray too much into a cute and almost manufactured reggae flair like Inner Circle or a poor man's Sean Paul. There are moments when they show you a completely polar opposite musical side, with a hardcore punk romp during "Nothin Over Me." But it is more an aberration when listening to the rap-meets-reggae of "This Joint." About halfway through the album, one feels they are starting to run out of ideas musically, thus beginning to painfully repeat similar arrangements and melodies. Highlights include the acoustic-tinged "Don't Care," featuring Billy and Prof Most, and the bizarre yet entertaining "Righteous Man," which is a punk song that opens like a classic Santana tune. The sleeper pick, though, could be the underplayed "Up on a Plane," which UB40 would be envious of with its piano accents. There is a fine winding instrumental entitled "Zeplike," which has Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald complementing each other nicely.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/2005
  • Label: Reincarnate Music
  • UPC: 801190120826
  • Catalog Number: 1208
  • Sales rank: 25,065

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:17)
  2. 2 Babylon Is Falling (2:25)
  3. 3 Somebody (2:52)
  4. 4 Fat Spliffs (3:07)
  5. 5 Bandelero (2:46)
  6. 6 See It No Other Way (3:53)
  7. 7 Nothin Over Me (1:20)
  8. 8 This Joint (4:07)
  9. 9 Older (3:39)
  10. 10 Ain't Got a Lot of Money (2:58)
  11. 11 Till It Gets Wet (2:37)
  12. 12 Don't Care (4:39)
  13. 13 Basher (2:31)
  14. 14 Righteous Man (2:35)
  15. 15 Up on a Plane (3:00)
  16. 16 Waiting (2:54)
  17. 17 Closer to the Sun (2:25)
  18. 18 Zeplike (3:34)
  19. 19 Comb 4 My Dome (1:29)
  20. 20 Open Road (6:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 [Untitled Hidden Track] (3:49)
  2. 2 [Untitled Hidden Track] (4:39)
  3. 3 [Untitled Hidden Track] (2:43)
  4. 4 [Untitled Hidden Track] (3:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Slightly Stoopid Primary Artist
Barrington Levy Guest Appearance
Deston Berry Keyboards
Isaiah Owens Keyboards
O.G. Percussion, Vocals
Miles Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Field Marshall Goodman Turntables
Kyle Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Rymo Drums, Vibes
OG Percussion, Vocals
Technical Credits
Barrington Levy Composer
Jonathan Phillips Management
Slightly Stoopid Composer
Doug Boyce Artwork
Chris DiBeneditto Producer, Engineer
Lou Richards Composer
Matt Phillips Management
Bruce Flohr Executive Producer
Coran Capshaw Executive Producer
Rich Holtzman Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best

    Everyone needs this Disc. One of Slightly Stoopid's best to date. You can just get lost in the music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good follow up!

    Slightly Stoopid are one of the best, next to sublime and no doubt, this album has a more laid back, less rock steady feel to it, though it has some good reggae songs that I had before only as bootlegs, I still think "The Longest Barrel Ride" is their best album, but this one has some classic songs too!

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    Posted February 9, 2010

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