Review of James Brown: Hell

Please read Darren Scott’s pick for James Brown: Hell before reading and listening to our reviews below.

Quick Summary: 

  • Would we recommend?
  • Influence us and our tastes?
  • Worth the hype?

Review of James Brown: Hell

James Brown finally got picked by us here at The Sonic Collective. It’s about time. I (Darren) was very excited to experience one of James Brown’s most successful albums, Hell. It is definitely funky spliced with a 70s vibe. We had lots of comments and questions about the album and we hope you like loud gong sounds. Have a listen to our reviews and then grab this album and have a listen. We’d love to hear your comments and what you thought about the album. Be sure to check out the classic interview in the YouTube video above. Enjoy Hell… ha ha ha…

Our Individual Review Scores
Darren Scott:
Overall opinion: 3.5
Would I recommend?: 4
Influenced my tastes: 4.5
Worth the hype? 3.5
Scott Gregory:
Overall opinion: 3.5
Would I recommend?: 3.5
Influenced my tastes: 3
Worth the hype? 2
Scott Coates:
Overall opinion: 3
Would I recommend?:3
Influenced my tastes: 3 (James Brown 5!)
Worth the hype?: 3
Alain DuPuis:
Overall opinion: 4
Would I recommend?: 4
Influenced my tastes: 5
Worth the hype? 4

Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

I’ve recently been listening to concerts and tracks (Unfuck the World – amazing video) from the newly formed super-group Prophets of Rage and been enjoying them a good deal. Pumped for their album coming out in September 15, 2017. I also re-watched an episode of Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways where Public Enemy frontman Chuck D is interviewed and it got me to thinking about Public Enemy. I realized I’d never listened to one of their albums in full. Well it’s time.

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back was released in June 1988 by Def Jam Recordings and was the band’s second studio album. It quickly went on to be named by many to be the best album of the year and has continued to grow in significance since then. The lyrics are poignant and it represents a snapshot of America in the late eighties. Strap in for a rap journey that’s regarded as one of the greatest of the genre…
Album on iTunes
Album on Amazon
Wikipedia Information on the album.