i rate this a classic based on my own feelings, so don't give me shit. kthx. anyways, this album takes a couple listens to get used to because it's pretty different from the other pepper albums. while i loved no shame, pink crustaceans & good vibrations topped it. my personal favorite on the album was "stand & fall", especially after seeing pepper on tour this summer. the high energy of their live shows is reflected in this album, and to me this band will always be amazing. not only are they great people, their music is truly inspirational and makes me always realize that everything will turn out alright. my rating is tied mostly to personal feelings, but people who have never seen them in concert will never realize their true greatness.
Sorta surprised this one hasn't been reviewed yet, but I don't think I'd be the best person for the job. I liked what I heard from this band's early material, but with their latest releases (namely No Shame, their B-side/rarities compiliation, and this one) Pepper seems to have lost their trademark energy. This one seems the fartherest stretch from the band's roots...not that a band shouldn't grow, but this just really isn't ska/reggae anymore. This just really feels like Pepper watered-down, and makes for a pretty stale record in my opinion. I do hear these guys make up for it live though, and would love to check them out.