The Dirty Heads
Sound of Change


2.0
poor

Review

by H. USER (116 Reviews)
August 13th, 2014 | 8 replies


Release Date: 07/08/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: My sweet summer is gone.

With their third studio album, the aptly titled Sound of Change, The Dirty Heads abandon their hip-hop-tinged reggae rock in favor for a poppier sound. While the transition into a more mainstream musical direction doesn’t necessarily correlate into diminishing quality, the conversion isn’t exactly smooth. Tracks such as “Burn Slow” and “Franco Eyed” feature rap guests, Tech N9ne and B-Real of Cypress Hill respectively, and both come off as generic hip-hop tunes that wouldn’t sound out of place on right-of-the-dial urban radio stations. At other points in the album, Sound of Change utilizes pop ballads (“End of the World”) and obnoxious rap with a club-ready beat (“Medusa”). While prior albums brought the sound of lying in the sand of Caribbean beaches and lighting up a nice, fat joint, The Dirty Heads stray away from their signature sound and the result is a disjointed, bland, vapid mess. While some songs do utilize the reggae stroke, they’re hidden behind computer-manufactured beats and overly slick production. “Radio” is the lone highlight on Sound of Change, as it sees the Californian group doing what they do best, making faux-authentic reggae rock to sit down, relax to, and knowing their core fanbase, maybe smoke some weed to. Although The Dirty Heads attempt to try something new, all they end up doing is creating an album that is as lazy, boring and uninspired as the music they try to emulate.



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Green Baron
August 13th 2014


20068 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I'm experimenting.



Digging: Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io

dmp3131
August 13th 2014


614 Comments


My Sweet Summer is a great song. I couldn't imagine this being too bad?

Green Baron
August 13th 2014


20068 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I don't like My Sweet Summer at all, but to each his own.

ChoccyPhilly
August 13th 2014


7347 Comments


Great soundoff

Digging: ACIN - ACIN

Green Baron
August 13th 2014


20068 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I'm becoming Treb now

ChoccyPhilly
August 13th 2014


7347 Comments


Maybe you'll finally be a contrib if you continue down this path.

VaxXi
August 14th 2014


593 Comments


deff doesn't read like a two

thelastsignal
August 14th 2014


1370 Comments


" Tracks such as “Burn Slow” and “Franco Eyed” feature rap guests, Tech N9ne and B-Real of Cypress Hill respectively, and both come off as generic hip-hop tunes that wouldn’t sound out of place on right-of-the-dial urban radio stations."
-Omit the commas after guests and respectively.

" “Radio” is the lone highlight on Sound of Change, as it sees the Californian group doing what they do best, making faux-authentic reggae rock to sit down, relax to, and knowing their core fanbase, maybe smoke some weed to"
-A ton of commas in this review. I might reword this because the it reads a little clunky. Perhaps something like this:
"Radio is the lone highlight on Sound of Change as it sees the Californian group doing what they do best; making faux-authentic reggae rock to sit down, relax, and smoke some weed to (considering their core fanbase).

POS.




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