Build A Nation

Album Review of Build A Nation by Bad Brains.

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Build A Nation

Bad Brains

Build A Nation by Bad Brains

Release Date: Jun 26, 2007
Record label: Megaforce
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative

70 Music Critic Score
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Build A Nation - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

This washy style of singing doesn't always feel completely appropriate, but it fits perfectly when the Brains flip the switch to their reggae grooves, which now sound more authentic than ever. This should be no surprise since their last album consisted of only dub music, and their yellow, red, and green album art looks remarkably like a Marley bootleg with a track listing that includes "Natty Dreadlocks 'Pon the Mountaintop" and "Jah People Make the World Go Round. " Since the album was recorded at the B-Boys' Oscilloscope Laboratories, many of the reggae numbers have elements of the Beasties' instrumentals on The Mix Up; it sounds like keyboardist-for-hire Jamie Saft may have borrowed Money Mark's organ while Yauch added some of the percussive instruments laying around the room for a few numbers.

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