by 311

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Alterna vets 311 are the hip-hop/hard-rock nice guys to Limp Bizkit's rap-metal reprobates. Righteous and spiritual in a sun-soaked whiteboy-rasta vein, they drop their sludge riffs and philosophical lyrics over Chili Peppers-style funk that can be invigorating and, at times, downright uplifting. SOUNDSYSTEM expands the sound made famous on their hit "Down" without radically deviating from what made it work. Cuts like the restrained, Santana-esque groove workout "Life's Not a Race" will please fans whose taste for alterna-reggae has been soured by too much Sugar Ray. Yet, even as "Come Original" and "Flowing" dip their toes in the electronica idea-pool, be assured that you won't have to wait long on either song for the big, brash guitars to slam in and singer-rapper-pedagogue Nick Hexum to drop his characteristic bright, sunshiny vocals. Which, now more than ever, comes as a nice break from the Korny alt-rock grind.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/17/2012
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886979807419
catalogNumber: 798074
Rank: 13884


Disc 1

  1. Freeze Time
  2. Come Original
  3. Large In the Margin
  4. Flowing
  5. Can't Fade Me
  6. Life's Not a Race

Disc 2

  1. Strong All Along
  2. Sever
  3. Eons
  4. Evolution
  5. Leaving Babylon
  6. Mindspin
  7. Livin' and Rockin'

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