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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones-Let's Face It (Big Rig/Mercury)

 

Through some weird time warp or something we are going through a rerun of the late '70's and early '80's.

 

Just as the music industry is reading the last rites for post-punk, on comes trumpeting of the next big thing post-ska. Back then it was Madness and the Beat, now it's No Doubt and Sublime.

 

Now, in all fairness, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones were one of the pioneers of ska's second wave, and they are the better proponents of reggae's tougher, less ethnic cousin. Songs like "Noise Brigade" and "Another Drinkin' Song" swagger with admirible bravado.

 

But the problem is ska, much like its predecessor reggae, is best taken in small doses, otherwise the dopey beats and relentless horn lines can get a little wearing. This is a very good album as long as you only listen to a few songs at a time. (5/97)

 

Alex Diamond

 

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