Slightly Stoopid - Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid
Fully admitting I have yet to even give Chronchitis the time of day, and knowing how late I was on this release only makes me more excited to review Slightly Not Stoned Enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid. Songs from the fan favorite EP (originally given away with the first 5,000 copies of Closer To The Sun), truth is, slipped right by me. I'm quite disappointed in myself as after only three or four listens its evident I missed a definite top 10 of 2008.
Clear and driven, the CD starts with "Thinkin Bout Cops", which has an excessively rhythmic groove of bass and acoustic in full Stoopid signature. The isntrumentation leads to Miles and his casual lyricism that minces R&B/Soul, Rock, Reggae and Rap. Speaking of Reggae, check out track three "Supernatural" which features Elliot Martin, who brings a natural Rastaman to a naturalized Reggae Rock artistry that SS has been providing for over ten years.
For those who have been paying attention most of that time, it comes as no shock to you that track seven "Ain't No Reason To Go", divides from the relaxed Jamaica sound into the progressive punk rock genre Slightly Stoopid performs just as well -also see bonus track "I Metal" and "She Bangs". Then without missing a beat, the very next track "Sinsemilla" fades in, and you're back in the saddle of diversified beats, ivory patterns, acoustic melodies and even some brass bellowing.
Look for terrific experimentation in tracks like "London Dub" which explore echoed production and simplicity. "On and On" is another melody that will be hard to get loose from your mind, and this is one of those tracks that Miles uses his fantastic pipes. But as far as songs that you wont be able to shake after listening to this record, its "Train 1", which features an upbeat acoustic layering with an even more energetic drum and bass backbone. Gorgeous in its own, this track has its darker red headed step sister, titled, what else, "Train 2". Both tracks make this album worth purchase alone as they delve into a Neo Jazz only these San Diego natives are capable of.
Once again, Slightly Stoopid remains a super value, and only worth every cent of purchase. Bonus tracks include outtakes from Closer to The Sun and Chronchitis, as well as some brand new studio tracks "No Cocaine", "Fruits (Legalize Them)", and "Circle House Blues", which was recorded in between tours down in Miami at Circle House Studios. After 15 album tracks and six bonus songs, once again, Slightly Stoopid remains a super value, and worth every cent of purchase.
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on 2009-05-05 rastaphoto Said:
Slightly stoopid is the shit! Slightly and Snoop Dogg are on tour together this summer-Blazed & Confused Summer- 2009! That tour is gonna be epic!!