Let's Face Itby The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
With No Doubt and Sublime having dominated the pop airwaves in 1996, it wasn't too much of a stretch for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones to hope for similar success, even if their sound was louder and heavier overall -- after all, they had been arguably the best-known ska band in the American underground for some time and/a>/a>… See more details below
With No Doubt and Sublime having dominated the pop airwaves in 1996, it wasn't too much of a stretch for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones to hope for similar success, even if their sound was louder and heavier overall -- after all, they had been arguably the best-known ska band in the American underground for some time and had laid much of the groundwork for the style's commercial success. So the Bosstones took their time with Let's Face It, crafting a catchy, solidly written record with accessible mainstream production courtesy of longtime collaborator Paul Q. Kolderie and Sean Slade. The results paid immediate dividends, with "The Impression That I Get" becoming a runaway smash on modern-rock radio and pushing the album into the Top 30 (it eventually went platinum). Some longtime fans complained that the band had toned down their manic metal tendencies too much in their push for mainstream acceptance, but really, Let's Face It simply draws more upon other influences the band had had all along. It's the Bosstones album most inspired by the British Two-Tone movement of the early '80s, when pop melodies and pleas for tolerance and equality were often as important as the grooves -- and that's certainly the case here, as the band turns in probably their most substantive set of lyrics to date. There are a few punky hard rock numbers, too, and even if they don't quite have the hard-partying energy of past efforts in that vein, they are well-constructed songs that keep the album's momentum flowing. Even if the production is a tiny bit slick, and the playing time is rather short (a little over half an hour), it's still difficult to view Let's Face It as anything but a rousing success and easily one of the band's best albums.
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Performance CreditsMighty Mighty Bosstones Primary Artist
Technical CreditsMighty Mighty Bosstones Composer,Producer
Paul Q. Kolderie Producer,Engineer
John Rosenberg Contributor
Sean Slade Producer,Engineer
Nate Albert Composer
Dicky Barrett Composer
Joe Gittleman Composer
Dennis Brockenborough Composer
Dan McLaughlin Contributor
Brian Dewyer Contributor
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I got this cd as a mistake but it was a good mistake. This music is really addicting and you will find yourself humming and singing the music at the wrong times. This is the best.
you'd think they'd be some stuipid wannabes but they're not!!! this cd is like pringles, once you pop the fun don't stop!!!
i saw the bosstones with reel big fish and five iron frenzy at the warped tour. they rock. ska aint dead til the horns say it is