Riss’s Ramblings – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

Preconceived Notions:  I’ve heard all of the big singles and listened to Licensed toIlla fair few times but I’d say I’m a casual, lower-case “f” fan.  I like their style a lot, it’s just I’m always drawn towards different genres before hip hop.


As Listening: I’ve listened all the way through and I want to go back again.  That’s a good sign.  There were some songs that caught my attention immediately, but I definitely need another listen to decide on favorite album tracks.  This is the inherent problem with “new” albums, but it’s a problem I’m glad to have.  The production on this record is pretty fantastic.  For as much as there is going on, sample-wise, lyrics-wise, random-robot-noise wise, nothing is too overwhelming.  I think when you look at their previous albums, this makes total sense as the next step in where they’d go, but there’s enough both of the stuff that worked for them and of new things that they’re trying that it’s both familiar and fresh.


Favorite Track: Say It, Long Burn The Fire, Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament

Least Favorite Track: Lee Majors Come Again

Random Fast Food Shout outs: Long Burn The Fire has references to a Big Mac attack, Taco Bell and to Kenny Roger’s Roasters.  Despite the fact that Ad-Rock claims that the latter has the potential to make people sick, I like to give credit for such a random lyrical pull.

Good Call: Hearing MCA confirm that he doesn’t wear Crocs and he doesn’t wear sandals on Funky Donkey warms my heart.

Overall: 4

Riss (46 Posts)

Raised in the Midwest, Marissa feels that she has absolutely no good defense for liking what she likes or nominating what she nominates. She likes it that way. With a preference for the indie music scene, there was a time before (alright a rough adolescence) filled with oldies, then country, then pop. She was an unabashed slave to Nsync, and boy bands in general, but not Backstreet Boys, god no! But that has passed. Marissa is passionate about music and about caring about music (and caring about things in general). She considers herself a stereotype, a cliche and a conundrum, all at the same time. When not listening to music Marissa enjoys watching movies, that she will sometimes review on her blog. She is an avid reader and a seasoned podcaster.

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