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Listening to Waste of Mind, it is nearly impossible not to enjoy every song on the track list. With fourteen happy-go-lucky tunes, it boasts a joyful tone that has become a rarity in today's charts, as every other song appears to be about heart ache, being lonely and other depressing topics.
The delightfully catchy melodies, such as "Bootylicious Vinyl", and "The Real Me" fuse rock/pop with hip-hop rap, building on a genre that is mostly associated with bands such as Rage Against The Machine, Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit.
The album was the first full-length CD from Californian five-piece Zebrahead, who are still performing together to this day. Many existing Zebrahead fans have claimed Waste of Mind to be a terrible album in comparison to some of their newer material, but you always get that - as a band progresses, so does the quality of their output. It is only natural that after being together for a longer period of time your musical talents will gel to produce ever improving sounds.
To conclude, I challenge anyone who listens to this album when in a bad mood to not feel uplifted even after the first track!
(As written for Ciao.co.uk)