Build A Nation - Bad Brains
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  • Summary: The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch produced this first release in a dozen years for the original lineup of the lengendary hardcore punk outfit.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. 88
    No, this is the real shit--classic lightning riffage, hearkening dub rhythms, and a perfectly insane H.R. and Co. following the great spirit to hardcore heaven
  2. Bad Brains' most cohesive effort since the 1986 watershed I Against I. [29 Jun 2007, p.136]
  3. It doesn't stray too far from their original template but it is focused and involving.
  4. A welcome return from a band that still doesn't sound quite like anybody else. [30 Jun 2007]
  5. It's surprisingly decent. [Jul 2007, p.174]
  6. What torpedoes Build a Nation is the heavy cream of reverb and echo that drowns the vocals.
  7. Ultimately, however, listening to a Bad Brains record is a disjointed experience. Those expecting a 30-minute blast of frenetic punk may be put off by the occasional reggae, while those hoping for a mellow, positive reggae album may be startled by the ferocity of the band’s punk tracks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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