Various Artists

Hawaiian Tribute to Sublime: Livins EZ

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CMH has to keep going, coming up with more musical ideas to continue their string of tribute albums. This one goes too far, as it reduces some of the finest music of the 1990s to easy listening. Sure, Kimo West is as stellar a slack key and ukulele player as you'll find. Never mind that he has the mighty Greg Leisz, the percussion brilliance of Lee Ann Harris, and bassist Larry Antonio on board as well. This use of Sublime's fantastic meld of punk, hip-hop, dub, and ska does not translate from Long Beach street life to Hawaiian beach swing. Sublime's music was about good times, but it was also about struggle and the everyday hustle of life in the street. This music comes off as melodic easy listening with plenty of lite grooves, but no heart, blood, or passion. Avoid this like the plague.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
04:00
2
02:53
3
02:29
4
02:49
5
03:43
6
03:16 Amazon
7
06:17 Amazon
8
03:49 Amazon
9
04:58 Amazon
10
03:34 Amazon
11 04:07 Amazon
12
03:52 Amazon
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