Flobots - Fight With Tools

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  1. TrolleyDave
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    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    Been listening to this today (cheers PaperPlane for turning me on to em) and can recommend it to anyone who likes old school positive and intelligent rap/hip hop. When you first hear the first track start you think to yourself "Shit, it's just another Eminem wannabe" but when he starts flowing the vocal sound is the only thing similar.

    The album reminds of the days of PE and Disposable Heroes where rap had a message other than rob your neighbour.
     
  2. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

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    I agree completely. Haven't heard the whole album yet, but what I've heard, I like a lot.

    I have to admit, I did have the eminem thought as well, but I got over it pretty quickly.

    I like how they're getting back to the message of "Things are pretty messed up, but let's quit bitching and let's go fucking change it."

    My tool of a boss comes in singing "No Handlebars" without even the slightest clue what he's singing about. I love it.
     
  3. bunnybreaker

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    Cool, will check 'em out, mi luv le rap.
     
  4. TrolleyDave
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    If you're into real rap then you won't be disappointed. Just remember not to let the fact that he sounds a little Eminem-ish put you off. The lyrics totally remind me of the days of Michael Franti or Chuck D. We definitely need more stuff like this gracing our radio/music tv stations. Saying that though I think most kiddies would go "Wotz dis sheeit, warez da ho's and da drugs. Warez da killingz. Dis toonage ain't da streetz. Best be putting on some Dre bruvv".
     
  5. Gore

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    Are you saying you don't like Eminem though?
    I like Eminem [​IMG]
     
  6. TrolleyDave
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    No I like Eminem, I've seen him live, he's a talented writer/rapper - when he came out he had a pretty original and comedic style. Most white kids with a mic try to copy him though and it usually they're pretty predictable with it so when I hear Eminem SDHC V-III Upgrade I go right off it.
     
  7. Gore

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    Just checking.
    So yeah, FLOBOTS is cool. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mewgia

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    Handlebars is the only rappish song I like...maybe I'll check some other flobots songs out sometime.
     
  9. TrolleyDave
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    Check out Stand Up, fantastic track.
     
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    I'm going to download and put this on my MP3 Player now. I've been looking for some new shit to listen to, I still love A Tribe Called Quest.
     
  11. ScuberSteve

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    Sounds kinda like Fort Minor.
    Not a bad thing.

    EDIT:
    Oh God.
    I just heard their "Happy Together" cover.
    I am in fucking love.
     
  12. TrolleyDave
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    Not heard them either. Are they pretty similar? I'll check them out if they are.
     
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    I freaking love Fort Minior. I'm getting two albums now. And looking for the third: Onomatopoeia (2001)
     
  14. Neko

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    Flow and rhyme is kinda awesome, background music (or if you want it that way, beat) is creppy.
    I wonder what would happen if you blend in some nu-metal parts in it like the old Linkinpark. That surely could be intresting. [​IMG]
     
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    I remember hearing them on the radio while I was in California (which is notable because I never listen to the radio). Handlebars wasn't a bad song, and this is coming from someone who generally hates most forms of mainstream rap nowadays. You know, shoot cops, pimp hos, slap bitches, etc. At the time, I don't think I would've considered it rap.

    Perhaps I shall give them a once-over for listening's sake.
     
  16. Neko

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    Actually, I'm listening to "handlebars" the whole day now. It's a pretty awesome song. [​IMG]
     
  17. JKR Firefox

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    I'm not a rap fan but even I like this CD [​IMG]
     
  18. WildWon

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    Snagging the album. I've been hearing a LOT about Flobots recently. A twitter-friend (DJ Coffman) is doing their art now, and i've been hearing their name a LOT. Bout time i listen to them. I think i'll like em.
     
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    This album rocks, but I have to say...I went to see these guys live and it was BAD. Given the content on this record I expected an awesome performance, but they didn't seem to be into it at all. Sad really... =/
     
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