Snarky Puppy
We Like It Here


5.0
classic

Review

by GMBass USER (5 Reviews)
September 16th, 2015 | 28 replies


Release Date: 02/25/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Top fusion record of the 2010's... For jazz fusion, jazz funk and instrumental prog afficionatos

When you hear the word jazz, Snarky Puppy isn't the sound that comes to your mind, and that everyone is sure... Apart for soloing like crazy mother***ers and being a "Big Band" their don't seem a jazz group, well maybe I'm wrong, but they sound way too diferent of a jazz combo, but believe me they are one.

[i ]We Like It Here[/i] it's until now their best efford, starting amazingly with "Shofukan" and eding even better with "Lingus", and in between having amazing tracks, with amazing grooves, melodies and twists. Michael League, the bass player and leader, sure did his job driving this amazing bus of musicallity.
As GroundUp and Family Dinner this album is live in the studio, with a little audience watching a digging the music, some of the musicians take part on the audience too, because some don't play in all the songs, this give the album an organic feel, you have true improvisation, and you have pieces of music well written, with horn hooks(all songs really), guitar hooks("shofukan", Lingus), amazing bass grooves ("What About me") and amazing drumming (Sleeper, Outlier). The horn section it's really predominant in the melodies, although sometimes keys and guitar have that chance too.

There isn't a bad song on the album, but there are 5 songs that are amazing, so amazing that the other 3 are weak in comparison, although they are really good... These 5 songs are: Shofukan, What About Me, Sleeper, Jambone and Lingus... In 3 of this songs you have amazing solos, on keys, Cory Henry delivers the best solo of the album in Lingus, and his solo on Sleeper it's amazing too, but the Lingus one it's so good that you gonna be repeating that motherfu*** over and over again... oh and in Jambone you have guitar solo after, solo crazy scottish sounding guitar licks, and sexy horn hooks, the solo it's crazy sounding too, a real fusion solo this is (Scott Henderson style almost).

If you listen to the whole album start to finish, as I recomend and every Snarky Puppy fan recomends you too, and you are a musician you gonna feel like crap, because they're sooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooood on their instruments, and the composition are soooooooooo goooooooooooood... If you're not a musician, you gonna feel like heaven just fell down on your ears, and you discovered a new world full of musical possibilities, where jazz can have compositions like the ones you find in prog.

I really recomend you to listen from start to finish but if you don't want to, just listen to the 5 songs I mentioned in the review, and your ears will thank me... Nice piece of heaven isn't it" A true classic of this decade.


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TheSpaceMan
September 16th 2015


12151 Comments


I really don't like this band.

decent review, fix the formatting and take out those "Os" to make it look more professional...

or don't, I'm not your mom

AlphaBetaFoxface
September 16th 2015


89 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I disagree with TheSpaceMan, and because I disagree, according to the laws of the internet, he must be wrong. Snarky rule.



I do agree however that those "o"s need to go, I mean, what are thooooooooose

TheSpaceMan
September 16th 2015


12151 Comments


mods please unsubscribe me to this thread asap

SharkTooth
September 16th 2015


14130 Comments


"[i ]We Like It Here[/i]"

yeah you got a little issue here

Asdfp277
September 17th 2015


21106 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lmao thread

undertakerpt
September 17th 2015


1587 Comments


review is sooooooooooooooooooo goooooooooooooooooooood

Friday13th
September 17th 2015


6999 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

"you gonna feel like heaven just fell down on your ears, and you discovered a new world full of musical possibilities, where jazz can have compositions like the ones you find in prog."



Not if you've already heard Mahavishnu Orchestra.



SharkTooth
September 17th 2015


14130 Comments


or Chicago's debut

GMBass
September 17th 2015


17 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Didn't heard Chicago's debut, althugh I'm a fan of Mahavishnu, the thing is that Mahavishnu doesn't have compositions like prog... They are way more chaotic and their jazz fusion on steroids really

Judio!
September 17th 2015


8452 Comments


"There isn't a bad song on the album, but there are 5 songs that are amazing, so amazing that the other 3 are weak in comparison, although they are really good..."

Friday13th
September 17th 2015


6999 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

@GMBass Nah man, Birds of Fire has like moogs and double bass and 5/4 time. Doesn't get more prog than that.

zaruyache
September 17th 2015


21215 Comments


"where jazz can have compositions like the ones you find in prog."

prog comes FROM jazz so why would jazz not be able to write the kinds of compositions found in the style heavily influenced by it?

GMBass
September 17th 2015


17 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Mahavishnu has the jazz template of a single theme, that's why I don't consider it proggy in a way, progg has suites like classical

SharkTooth
September 17th 2015


14130 Comments


Proof isn't really suite oriented, some bands are but the genre as a whole isn't

GMBass
September 18th 2015


17 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Yeah, maybe I'm wrong... but for me general prog has more symphonic to it than jazz influence

BeyondCosby
September 7th 2016


2558 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

My buddy just introduced this album to me at the end of the summer. Holy shit is it good.

ramon.
Contributing Reviewer
November 13th 2016


3273 Comments


jams for days

MrSirLordGentleman
February 24th 2017


12642 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Lingus is freaking awesome

BeyondCosby
February 24th 2017


2558 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Lingus is the Pingus man. It's so fucking good.

Flugmorph
February 24th 2017


21391 Comments


fuck i read skinny puppy for a second there. fuck this

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