10 April 2013

Dislocated Styles - Pin The Tail On The Honkey

It's the year 2001 and nu-metal is taking over the globe. This band were one of the also-rans due to the fact that this album was critically panned although it's actually quite good. On the surface of it, this band has nu-metal written all over it, from the sportswear-adorning bandmembers in line-up photos to the one-string-one-finger riffs accompanying some groovy beats and DJ sampling and looping. Unlike your typical nu-metal bands who'd sing about depressing life experiences, these actually sang about PARTYING! Seriously, the album sounds like it's one huge party from start to finish! There are a couple of serious songs on there but it doesn't matter as you'll be too busy having fun to care! The music, as mentioned, is typical nu-metal fare but it's tight, punchy and aided by an excellent production job, crisp and clear. The samples enhance the songs instead of swamping them. The song "Virus" samples a dial-up modem (Remember those) which perhaps dates the album somewhat. The MC's try their best with their rhymes - but they're awful. Public Enemy they are not. However, they sound like they're having too much fun to care so we can let them off. All in all, it's not a bad album and although there is a lot better, you could do so much worse.

7/10 - This is good and well worth a check.

Chris J.

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