311's debut album, Music, is an infectious mix of funk metal and hip-hop. While the band fails to come up with a consistently solid batch of songs, their raw energy makes up for the lack of strong songwriting.
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Performance Credits311 Primary Artist
Nicholas Hexum Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,fender rhodes
P-Nut Bass,Background Vocals
Tim Mahoney Guitar
S.A. Martinez Vocals,Background Vocals
Chad Sexton Percussion,Drums
Technical CreditsCharlie Sexton Composer
Daddy Freddy Contributor
Nicholas Hexum Composer,Lyricist
Tim Mahoney Composer
S.A. Martinez Composer,Lyricist
Eddy Offord Producer,Engineer
Scott Ralston Engineer
Aaron G. Willis Composer
Deborah Norcross Art Direction
Henk Elenga Illustrations
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If you need an album to just sit and back to jam to, then this one's it! It leans more towards hip hop rock more than any of 311s other albums, but I love it just the same. Songs like Paradise and Do You Right are my absolute favorites, while Freak Out, Visit, Unity, Hydroponic, and Feels So Good rock out so well it's no wonder they're always played at their concerts! Fans of diverse, and awesome music should add 311 to their lives for their own personal enjoyment and well being. To live without positivity is to be without love...and that just sucks.
So you get the blender. Mix a cup of rock, with a cup of funk, some raggae, a pinch of hip hop and you get 311's Music. This is the evolution of music and brings alive every musical instrument in this album. So, I'll say it again, and I'll say once more... 311 did it right with Music.
This album is phenomenal. It's basically just balls out rock...no effects, no nothing! It is a great album and a great place to start for anyone interested. It bears similarity to newer releases like Evolver and Transistor, but with a much more unrefined sound. Being a drummer, I love Chad Sexton's overly technical and wondefully played drum beats! He makes it seem so easy. Top notch!
This is, far and away, the best album I've ever heard. I've owned 'Music' for about 6 years now, and it gets better every time I hear it. 311 combines winning lyrics and rhythms with a robust musical talent that far surpasses the weak excuse for ability in many other 'popular' bands. If you're going to buy one album, ever, and listen to it over and over again, then this is the one. I never take it out of my CD changer.