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3 stars In this short(ish) review im splitting the songs into sections of producers as i think its easier to capulate the sound.

Tom Morrello - 2.Electric uncle Sam 2/5 8.Mama didnt raise no fool 2/5 9.power mad 2/5

The addition of Tom Morrello producing and playing guitar on these tracks is clearly heard as the songs is set out in true Ratm fashion, with up tempo intro lines into a heavy chorus and slow paced funk verses with the exception of power mad which sounds something of a ratm b-side. Though Primus will never be anyway near the term pop this is as close as it gets as with these songs with the structure remaining predictable. Though these Morello guested tracks arent bad they dont bring me the sence of a Primus record as i feel i've heard it before.

Matt Stone - 3.Natural Joe 3/5

Natural Joe sounds more like traditional Primus with odd grooves/timing and Claypool adding his odd bass leads.The song as a whole ,feels more free.As on this song every member shines out specially towards the end but still remains average to its predacessors.

Fred Durst - 4.Lacquer head 4/5 9.Dirty drowning man 3/5

Lacquer head was Primus's only single of this record and has every right to be .The song contains solids grooves,fast and experimental bass leads and a rocking chorus making it a very creative highlight of the album. Dirty drowning man has a slight middle eastern feel with a great drum and bass section highlighting my favourite Brain preformance on this album.There is no notable difference between producers Stone and Durst.

Primus - 1.Intro 5.The Anti-pop 2.5/5 6.Electric Electric 4/5 7.Greet the sacred Cow 3/5 10.The Ballad of Bodacious 3/5 12. The Final Voyage Of The Liquid Sky 2/5

Though primus have regularly have had the term funk metal i think these songs and most of the album is the true definition with the heavy chorus's and agressive playing by all,though this should be obvious as most of the guest musicians come from a metal background with Hetfeild and Jim Martin guesting on guitar on Electric Electric.

The Antipop has a very slow metal feel up to the chorus where it begins to become more up tempo and remains heavy throughout,a fairly good song though maybe shouldnt be a title track. Electric Electric ,i noticed straight away a pink floyd reference from the wall and One of these days as soon as the bass enters though this may not be intentional,this song is more vocal based with the music taking it very easy at first where it suddenley becomes very heavy with great bass playing from Claypool.Clearly one of my favourite tracks on this album. On sacred cow it has almost the same feel as the antipop though i feel i can hear more of a jazz fusion influence seperating the many other songs by an inch. Ballad of Bodacious has a fun vocal medlody much like older primus songs, making this song stand out more then the other heavier songs. The Final Voyage Of The Liquid Sky has a great use of strange effects ,if your familar with the fearless flying frog bridage theres an early sound here from where claypool went next,though as every song this remains more heavy then other projects. Tom Waits - 13.Coattails of a dead man 4/5

If your a fan of Waits then this may make up for other songs on the album.The music and vocal melody sounds like a Waits record with him guesting on vocals with claypool.The one problem is the contrast between Claypools "southern" Accent and Waits's huksey voice can clash but the collabration of the two more then makes up for it.

If your a fan of Funk/metal its a great addition to have but sounds very weak for a primus record.

mrcozdude | 3/5 |


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