Age Against The Machine CD (2013)

Artist: Goodie Mob

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label ADA
SKU 252430185
UPC 075678684036
UPC 14 00075678684036
Format CD
Release Date 8/27/2013
Links
Author Goodie Mob
Associated Artist/Work Troy, Pastor
Technical Info
Engineer Sean Phelan
CatalogID CD 536231
Lable Name The Right
Released 08/27/2013
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 47m : 40s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678684036
Musical Guests
Big Rube
T.I.
Janelle Monae
Big Fraze
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Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: 17 Hertz Recording Studio, North Hollywood, CA; Gee Jam Recording Studio, Port Antonio, Jamaica; Odds on Recording Studio, Henderson, NV.
Photographer: Justin Monroe.
No young chickens in the game, Goodie Mob's cleverly titled Age Against the Machine from 2013 plays on the fact that they hit the scene way back in the '90s. Hard to believe, but 14 years have passed since Cee Lo has recorded with the group. As expected with his return -- after becoming an A-list celebrity judging The Voice, scoring Rolling Stone's song of the decade "Crazy" with Gnarls Barkley, and two notable solo albums -- as executive producer, his huge personality takes the Southern rap act in a different direction. Age Against the Machine is entirely more exploratory (read: weirder) than any prior Goodie album. The most obvious reference point is OutKast's Stankonia, with its immense scope and futuristic mix of hyperactive beats and synthesized slow jams. If Cee Lo provides the Andr? 3000 mindset to the equation, pushing the music to otherworldly boundaries, the other three members (Big Gipp, Khujo, and T-Mo) play the role of Big Boi as they ground the album in Southern swag with energetic, forceful rhymes. Guest singer Janelle Mon e adds her unique brand of sci-fi, and elsewhere, the album becomes cinematic in other ways, enriched by the horror film strings accenting "State of the Art (Radio Killa)" or the '70s action crime thriller vibe on "I'm Set," which lifts horns from David Shire's Taking of Pelham 123 soundtrack. By the end of the album, Cee Lo's presence dominates and songs start falling closer to material from The Odd Couple. Even when AATM feels like it is coming straight out of left field, it is highly entertaining. ~ Jason Lymangrover
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.62) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "CeeLo's elastic hypeness defines the original lineup's first LP since 1999..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here seems a collective Goodie Mob will to reclaim the cultural capital ceded to Outkast in the battle for Southern rap hearts."
Disc 1
1 U Don't Know What You Got (Intro)
2 State of the Art (Radio Killa)
3 Power
4 Silence... The New Hate (Interlude)
5 I'm Set
6 Valleujah
7 Pinstripes
8 Special Education
9 Ghost of Gloria Goodchild
10 Kolors
11 Come As You Are
12 Nexperience
13 Both of Me, The
14 Balls (Interlude)
15 Amy
16 Understanding
17 Uncle Red's Interlude
18 Father Time
Product Attributes
Artist Goodie Mob
Label ADA
Music Format Compact Disc
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