Give the Drummer Some - Travis Barker
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  • Summary: The Blink-182 drummer releases his debut solo album, featuring collaborations with RZA, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne and others.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 75
    The blink-182 skinsman's rap-metal solo debut impressively showcases his ferocious drumming--and the talents of his many guests. [25 Mar 2011, p.79]
  2. Mar 22, 2011
    There are a few missteps (some songs that didn't quite click, a few beats that aren't quite up to par) and this album might not make too many year-end lists. But it's an album made with passion, spirit and a hunger to impress--something that's been missing in much of this corporate rap era.
  3. Mar 18, 2011
    Give the Drummer Some finally officially opens the door for Barker to enter to world of Hip Hop he's always said he wanted to walk through.
  4. Aug 4, 2011
    Whatever, the point is that instead of snare hits and cymbal crashes Barker's real contribution came from behind the boards--he's got a production credit on every one of the album's tracks. By the same token he's often paired with other producers, and when it works, like on the RZA influenced Carry It, it really works. Unfortunately, when it doesn't work, it really doesn't.
  5. Mar 15, 2011
    As a showcase for Barker's production and drumming skills, Give the Drummer Some definitely gets the point across, proving that there's room for more than just Phil Collins and Dave Grohl in the world of drummers successfully going solo.
  6. Apr 4, 2011
    Where it fails as a cohesive piece of art is the lack of continuity, save for Travis' own considerable drumming. [26 Mar 2011, p.51]
  7. 40
    A whole album of subtly punk drummer-laced singles, compiled for his posterity, and lacking a hefty amount of rhyme skills or dramatic effect.

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  1. Mar 21, 2011
    This record had a very good chance of being above par by the phenomenal lineup of featuring artists alone. The numerous different styles from the guest artists can make the album seem a bit choppy for those who are unfamiliar with or dislike some the guests. But, Barker's excellent producing and percussion pulls the record together nicely. It is refreshing to hear the beats and percussion for hip hop tracks almost exclusively produced by a live drum kit, especially one wielded with such clean mastery as Barker showcases. Expand
  2. NJR
    Mar 16, 2011
    Hmmm, this was an odd one. Enjoyed it for the most part, some tracks were brilliant such as the Lupe Fiasco collab but others were dreadful such as the RZA/Raekwon collab. It felt too much like a compilation album to really get a feel for it, I came away happy that I had listened to it but not too motivated to go back for seconds. 7/10. Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2012
    This album has some good songs with features of Slaughterhouse, Rick Ross, Yelawolf, Tech N9ne & Pharrell. But the other guests didnt deliver as much as i wanted them too. I love Travis Barker & Blink-182 i have all there albums. But most of the guests didnt deliver to give this album alot of potential. But Travis drumming is through the roof and its massive of how his drumming is Expand