Baha Men

Who Let the Dogs Out

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The Caribbean trio the Baha Men get into the mainstream on their fifth release Who Let the Dogs Out, a brash and funky twist of east coast hip-hop and traditional reggae loops. The initial impression of the album thrives on the success of the album's self-titled single. It's amusing with it's abrasive whoomping throughout the song's chorus, and the Baha Men's quirky beatboxing is head-bopping and energetic. However, throughout the rest of the album, the overall party/celebratory tone takes a toll. It's fun and freewheeling, but it needs variety. The spunk exuded in the title track only delivers so much, so the album falls short just a bit. But for a decent hip-hop album, it's keeping up with current styles and norms.

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