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true 311 style
Posted by: smmack06 from: on
I have been a 311 fan for almost 10 years and the albums keep getting better. 311 style is shown throughout this album. They have more heavy songs and rap style than the last couple albums but keep the funk/reggae style as well. These songs will definitely make the excitable ones go crazy in concert. Props to 311 who continue to grow as musicians and keep us coming back for more.
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Posted by: kc311man from: Kansas City, MO on
Lot's of naysayers try to compare new 311 albums to previous ones and get upset about how different they are. That's one of the great things about 311: They are always evolving their sound. I've had it for a few days now and I think this album is great!
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
One of their best albums
Posted by: cford89 from: charlotte, nc on
i was worried that all their new songs were gunna sound mainstream pop, which some do, but they still have a touch of that unique sound 311 has produced for several years...the only thing wrong with this album is how short it is...i wish they put out atleast 12 songs
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Great Summer Album!
Posted by: Nessa311 from: Bay Area, CA on
I think old school 311 fans have insane expectations of this band. Chill out! It's such a fun album and I think that's what it was intended to be. If you're looking for an album with deep lyrics, then no you won't find it here, but that's not what every album should have.
This album basically brings out all these great sounds that 311 knows how to create. If you're looking for another "Grassroots" or "Music" or whatever your favorite 311 album is then you won't find it in this album. It's completely different than their other album and that's a GOOD THING.
If you want 311 to have an album with their "old sound" then just go listen to their older albums. Bands don't need to recreate the same record over and over again. It's great that they have creative freedom and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't BUT in this case it does work!
I can say I haven't legitimately liked a 311 album since From Chaos. Everyone is open to love/hate this album but you should still give this album a chance even when you read not so great reviews about it. Think for yourself and give it a listen. It's streaming for free in multiple places just search for it.
Best tracks are definitely "Timebomb" "Sunset in July" "Wild Nights" "Trouble" and "Count Me In."
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Mediocre - Should be an EP
Posted by: Warnie from: Virginia Beach, VA on
311's Presale Site delivered copies early so I have been fortunately (perhaps unfortunate) to have this album since Friday (7/15/11). Let me put this review as short and succinctly as I can:
This 8-song, 29 minute 46 second, "album" is utterly forgettable pop-rock garbage orchestrated by the producer who is responsible for the mass market, radio friendly, destruction of bands: Bob Rock. It should have been called "The Universal Pulse EP", not sold as a full CD. It's clear this album was slapped together, the lyrics are shoddy and the songs are chock full of filler lyrics and filler choruses.
As a fan of 311 since 1993, I'm very disappointed in the direction the band is going. This album is a cash grab, here to get one summer season's worth of radio play before being forgotten.
If you MUST have any of these new songs and want the best the album has to offer, save your money and just buy "Time Bomb", "Sunset In July", and "Count Me In" as individual tracks. The rest simply aren't worth the purchase price.
10 out of 37 found this review helpful.
Posted by: brian from: on
I like this album much better than the last few that have come out. Good listen
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
One of their most solid albums
Posted by: BBY467 from: Woodbury, NY on
perfect follow up to Uplifter, just not long enough
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
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