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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

CD Review: 311's Uplifter


With their first album since 2005’s Don’t Tread on Me, Nebraska natives 311 have finally come out with a new compilation that will leave fans satisfied. 2009’s Uplifter was recorded in the band’s Hollywood studio and was produced by Bob Rock, who has done work with Metallica, AC/DC and the like. Although the reggae/rock style might be slightly different than the aforementioned groups with whom Mr. Rock has done work, Uplifter is a gem. “Hey You” starts the album off in a typical 311 style of driving riffs and drums… with a noticeable softer side. Upon jamming and head-bobbing through the album, 311 delivers and redelivers their lyrical funk in a fresh combination of “uh’s” and “yeah’s.” The album does have its pop side with tracks such as “Mix It Up,” and “It’s Alright.” However, the band uproots their old style in a new way with “Something Out of Nothing,” and “I Like the Way.” The 16 track album will leave 311 refreshed and will most likely welcome in a new wave of younger fans that need relief from Fall Out Boy and Sum 41.

--Will Hackett currently listening to “Extra Mile” by 880 South

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1 comment:

  1. Exellent from start to finish! Uplifter speaks for itself!