House of Pain

House of Pain

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It's an album that ushered in an era of a thousand suburbanites drinking malt liquor, wearing U.S. Postal Service caps, and reawakening their Irish (or in some cases pseudo-Irish) heritage. And it's also the debut album that ushered House of Pain into the forefront of rap culture for a brief period of time. While it's unfair to expect a whole album's worth of quality material like the dynamite classic "Jump Around," there are some strong points on their eponymous debut that emulate the single's strength. Admittedly, there is a significant amount of filler and the topics du jour aren't exactly the most original in hip-hop, but the impact of such songs as "Jump Around," "Shamrocks and Shenanigans," and "Put on Your Shit Kickers" more than makes up for the filler. A debut for a group that showed immense promise that sadly wasn't fully realized.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:08 Spotify
2 3:37 Spotify
3 3:02 Spotify
4 3:37 Spotify
5
0:08 Spotify
6 3:39 Spotify
7 3:39 Spotify
8 2:35
9 1:54 Spotify
10 3:59 Spotify
11
0:21 Spotify
12 3:10 Spotify
13 2:51 Spotify
14 2:43 Spotify
15 2:49 Spotify
16 4:00 Spotify
17 3:20 Spotify
18 3:56 Spotify
19 3:57 Spotify
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