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Slow down as you approach the gate, and have your change ready....
Label: Syntax Records
Length: 17 tracks, Length: 53:18
Comunalien (pronounced "common alien") is made up of Nickels (Jackson Johnson) and the late Reuben Antonio Paulson. The duo recorded a lot of material prior to Paulson's death in 1999, and that music is just now being released to the public.
The disc consists of rather
straightforward hip-hop with Paulson's deft rap stylings right up front.
Lyrically, however, it is hard to understand what many of the songs are
about, especially on songs like "Shroud of Turin" and "Pseudo-Escatology"
where the listener really wants to hear where the band is coming from theologically.
Best songs on the album are "Comunalien," "Who Alone," "You're So Hip-Hop,"
and "Typical." Also interesting is the pro-life "Silent Screams 2."
Some might be a bit uncomfortable with "You're So Hip-Hop" and its rather
frank description of Homosexuality and other mature themes.