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best album i have heard in a while
Sublime - Sublime
Member Name: OJEtchells10
Sublime - Sublime
Advantages: Brads soul goes into his music
Disadvantages: he died too young
sublime are my favourite band, this my favourite album of theirs. They are one of the first bands to mix a bit of ska and a bit of punk rock America that we all know and love. For anyone who doesnt know the story of sublime, it is a tradgety. The lead singer, Bradley Nowell along with eric and bud grew up togther in Long Beach, California in the 80's and their band was on the verge of mainstream success by around 1995. after recording what was to be their last album they went on tour where in 1996 and after Brad had fought a heroin addiction he relapsed and took an overdose. He died on tour and the band immedietly split up. This is the album that was released after his death.
and if you also dont know about ska it is a mix of reggae and punk often with a steady beat using a drumkit and guitar.
the first time i heard sublime i thought Brad was a black man because he sings with so much soul and unlike all these pop bands today, they were writing songs for the sake of music. They connected with their fans which is something that a lot of bands cannot do. When they were on tour they would play in a town then keeping up with their party hard attitude would be invited back to a fans house and stay there.
i could go on all day about the story of sublime but ill move onto the album. the songs are a mix of their classic ska, punk rock and a bit of mixing. Every song on the album is special in its own right and every song has a meaning. Weather its about the 1992 riots or about Brads upbringing in Long Beach. the main thing that makes this music so special compared to other ska bands arounf the time is that Brad was singing from his heart. He simply sang about his experiences and people were interested to hear it.
no doubt Brads story is tragic but for the short time he was with us he continued to create great music for any type of mood. In my opinion all of sublimes songs are a direct reflection of Brads story and his life up untill then and it works to make a genius album.
Summary: a great album that promotes many emotions. or simply just easy listening.