Not in Kansas Anymore

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Although it retains many of the same qualities of their critically-acclaimed debut, Basehead's second album, Not In Kansas Anymore, is missing a key ingredient -- charm. Where Play With Toys was a unique record, creating its own world with stoned, hazy funk and psychedelic, lo-fi hip-hop, Not In Kansas Anymore sounds lazy. Musically, it is a continuation of the debut -- in fact, its a replica of the debut, offering the same tricks without any new flourishes. That doesn't mean it's a bad record. There's several tracks that rank with the best songs on the debut, but there's nothing that has the same sense of discovery that made Play With Toys an interesting record.

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