Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Loud Rocks [Full CD] - 2000

Capitalizing on the commercial success of rap/rock crossovers, Loud Records volunteers their back catalog for the rock treatment on this surprisingly diverse compilation, Loud Rocks. Ever wondered what Wu-Tang Clan, Tha Alkaholiks, Mobb Deep, and Big Pun would sound like jamming with Sugar Ray, Sevendust, Incubus, and Ozzy Osbourne? Probably not, but the guitar-heavy pairings work surprisingly well. Vocally, tracks are split. Certified MCs show up on roughly half the tracks to retrofit their rhymes to the rock-out sound; on the rest, rock's wailers and grunters transform into microphone fiends. Everlast gives "Shook Ones Part II" a gorgeous, stripped-down acoustic feel, and System of a Down turns the Wu classic "Shame" into a mosh-pit screamer. Xzibit's gruff flow finds a perfect match alongside the distorted thrash of Endo and Sevendust. There's enough crossover appeal to win over rockers, hip-hop heads, and the morbidly curious alike.

Shame - System Of A Down with Wu-Tang Clan
Make Room - Sugar Ray with Tha Alkaholics
Hip Hop - Static X with Dead Prez
Los Angeles Times - Endo with Xzibit
Shook Ones Part II - Everlast with Mobb Deep
Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nothing To Fuck Wit' - Tom Morrello & Chad Smith With Wu-Tang Clan
Only When I'm Drunk - Crazy Town with Tha Alkaholics
What You See Is What You Get - Sevendust with Xzibit
How 'Bout Some Hardcore - Grunge Is Dead (Butch Vig) with M.O.P.
For Heaven's Sake 2000 - Ozzy Osbourne & Tommy Iommi With Wu-Tang Clan
Caribbean Connection - Shootyz Groove with Big Pun
Survival Of The Fittest - Sick Of It All with Mobb Deep
Still Not A Player - Incubus with Big Pun

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