Sunday, October 26, 2008

720. The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (1992)

Track Listing

1. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
2. Oh Shit
3. It's Jiggaboo Time
4. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
5. I'm That Type Of Nigga
6. If I Were President
7. Soul Flower
8. On The DL
9. Pack The Pipe
10. Officer
11. Ya Mama
12. Passing Me By
13. Otha Fish
14. Quinton's On The Way
15. Pack The Pipe
16. Return Of The B-Boy


This album might seem particularly good to me, as the last album I had here was Dr. Dre. Still, this is a really great album, a lot of it is based on silly jokes and so forth but the music really swings. The dependence of pretty amazing Jazz samples makes this album pretty great.

It is not as amazing as some of the efforts by Tribe Called Quest, but the fact that is it comparable is amazing in itself. The fact that this is coming out of the West Coast is also not typical.

There is no reliance on tired samples, no stupid posing, there is some misogyny of course, but that is a given. Just comparing this album to
The Chronic shows you how the general public have crap taste. This kind of stuff should have been the mainstream.

Track Listing

1. Passin' Me By
2. I'm that Type of Nigga
3. Otha Fish
4. Oh Shit

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Bizarre Ride helped establish a new alternative scene on the West Coast, followed by artists such as Hieroglyphics, The Coup and Jurassic 5. Despite the wide acclaim, the album produced only moderate sales, peaking at #75 on the Billboard 200 album chart in 1993. However, on the strength of the second single, "Passing Me By," the album was certified gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America on March 28, 1996

Passin' Me By:

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