Sound — 10
Probably the greatest Ska Punk band in history, Sublime, has created a landmark in music overall. Brad's guitar playing on this record is that of legends. In the song "April 29th, 1992" the ska guitar playing is beautifully mixed with the punk/ anarachial feel of the song. The rhythm section is remarkable! The bass keeps the songs flowing, while the drums lays a beautiful foundation for Brad to work his guitar magic off of. Nowell has created, along with memorable riffs, guitar solos that are unique and have such emotion. The song "Under My Voodoo" gives us an awesome guitar interlude as the intro. This record should be in every music lover's collection.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics by Nowell are influenced from the laid back style of reggae, but in songs like "April 29, 1992" and "Seed" he shows his prove Brad's varying lyrical styles. He is a great lyricist in my opinion, but some would say that he is sort of a joke and deserves to be in with Blink-182 for lyrical depth (songs like "The Blowjob Song" and "What's My Age Again?" aren't exactly deep songs).
Overall Impression — 10
In the end, this record is one of the best out there. If your looking for something break away from the usual AC/DC and Journey classic rock, this is it. Ska Punk blends two of the greatest genres ever and they harmoniously work, in this CD anyway, due to Sublime's amazing musical ability and Brad Nowell's knowledge of Reggae/Ska music.