We open up with “Radical Eyes” which is a nice little play on words I will say…musically it’s really quite slow and lethargic with an almost southern-rock groove in it’s bass-heavy riffs, while B-Real and Chuck D question the establishment, minorities getting ignored and mistreated, false information in the media, it’s a serious issue but it’s not really hammered home here as sadly the song is very middle of the road, there’s a lack of passion or, frustration behind it and fails to really ignite the album, a lackluster start this. “Unfuck The World” however is a vast improvement, again, bass driven thanks to Tim Commerford and it too has a solid groove, a slick feel to this one with the rhythm and catchy appeal, it’s an album highlight with a great title…if only life was that simple…while “Legalize Me” is a fittingly laid back, almost blues / classic rock inspired piece praising the devils lettuce…with several states in the US having already decriminalized marijuana use, the song campaigns for complete nationwide legalization, both medical and recreational…quite literally, stoner rock.
Sadly however, for the most part, the albums is a bit of a let-down…there is a truly awful solo rounding off “Living On The 110”, while “Fired A Shot” and especially “Hands Up” later on suffer from a deal of repetition…”Who Owns Who” is another strong political track but once again we find even more poor guitar work, honestly it’s painful, if it’s a solo, Tom Morello deserves to be shot…”The Counteroffensive” provides with nothing more than a pointless 38 second interlude…NO! They should have called it counter-productive, before we eventually finish on “Smashit”…nothing overly special, and in that I guess I’ve summed up this record perfectly. The hype surrounding this collaboration was off the chart and while they’ve delivered on a lyrical front, and I won’t take it away from Tim, the bass really owns it on this record, but with a collection of artists such as this releasing an album, do you really want bass to be the thing that stands out? For the most part generic and a little bit dated on times, there are tracks here that wouldn’t be out of place on a Tony Hawk’s soundtrack…never mind unfucking the world, I’m trying to un-listen to this.