Masters of Reality   Sunrise on the Sufferbus
4.1
excellent
Release Date: 1992
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5.0 classicvoodooramen | April 19th 12

This album is so very unique. It really is an oddity, Ginger Baker on drums, and sounding even better than he did in Cream. It begins with a perfect opening track, and ends just as well. It's kind of like if Cream were an early 90's stoner/desert rock band. I can't recommend this enough. It's really never left my listening rotation.

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4.0 excellentTheManMachine | March 4th 19

An aesthetic that'll likely appeal to your OG rocker dad: regulation blues licks and a Black Sabbath plug as handle, little girls on tilt-a-whirls, without-a-stitch witch fantasy, ants stealing stereos, deadpan disappointment in American-prepared tea ("looks like gnat's pee"), "Yeah I wish I was a bird / Birds can fly". They've even got the drummer from Cream. And damned if their hippie-heavy hybrid ain't benchmark. Three-piece boasting apple-pie grooves and way too casual chops, a surplus of enduring riffs, the power to get any crowd movin' and finesse for folksy and string-assisted soars. And right, crucially, they've got that drummer from Cream.

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5.0 classicchucktastic101 | October 29th 17

When I first listened to this album, I immediately fell in love with the feeling and the style of this album. This is easily a top 10 album for me. I find something new to love about it every time I listen to it. If you are skeptical, and are just checking the reviews before you listen, trust me, it is definitely worth it.

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3.8 excellentmanosg STAFF | May 14th 17

Calling Sunrise on the Sufferbus a stoner or a hard rock LP would be slightly limiting as it includes a variety of different genres and influences. Overall, the album is blues rock at its core but has a loose mid/late '60s vibe which is probably due to the presence of the legend that is Ginger Baker. The music is quite varied from the boogie of "She Got Me" to The Beatles-esque "Jody Sings" or the Yarbirds-meet-Cream in the '90s "Ants in the Kitchen". Overall, there is a light-hearted atmosphere which is very apparent on "T.U.S.A."; essentially a rant by Baker regarding the American's inability when it comes to making a good cup of tea. Lastly, special mention should be made regarding the sound of drums which is unusually high in the mix but doesn't take away anything from this album because Baker's performance is top-notch.

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4.0 excellentJosukediamond | February 27th 20
4.0 excellentRaul Stanciu STAFF | October 1st 19
3.0 goodkkamphaus | September 25th 19
3.0 goodJoergsonVomWalde | August 11th 18
3.5 greatDaMoe | March 31st 18
3.5 greatZlatoust | August 4th 17
2.5 averageWolfe | May 24th 17
4.0 excellentbutcherboy | April 6th 17
3.5 greatJeffrulesyou | January 24th 17
4.5 superbDominionOvDoom | December 3rd 16
4.5 superbLeprosy123 | October 26th 16
4.5 superbrogueleader80 | September 24th 16
4.5 superbfreakfromdabeat | June 30th 15
4.5 superbExitOnly | March 31st 15
4.0 excellentFishOnPachyderm | March 30th 15
4.5 superbffbadd | July 16th 14
3.5 greatDrGunther | March 10th 14
4.5 superbrevuhree | February 1st 14
5.0 classicguiron44 | April 19th 12
3.5 greatsonictheplumber | September 6th 10
4.0 excellentBarakiel | July 7th 10
4.0 excellentregularavon | June 14th 10
5.0 classicBootsElectric | May 28th 10
4.0 excellentfecesfaerie | May 25th 10
3.5 greatcitymonkey | April 30th 10
5.0 classicDwap | March 8th 10
5.0 classicjakesjews | May 11th 09
2.5 averagethe-dragon-comes-in-the-night | October 5th 07
4.5 superbALFF
4.5 superbrockstar18

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