50 Greatest ROLLING STONE Albums Of All Time – No 48 Black Records Matter

4 September 2020

Band: Public Enemy
Album: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Released: 28 June 1988

Keyline: BLACK LIVES MATTER (yes, 32 years ago too, bully Trump!)

AllMusic wrote: “‘Yo! Bum Rush the Show’ was an invigorating record, but it looks like
child’s play compared to its monumental sequel, ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us
Back’, a record that rewrote the rules of what hip-hop could do. That’s not to say the album is without precedent, since what’s particularly ingenious about the album is how it reconfigures things that came before into a startling, fresh, modern sound. Public Enemy used the template Run-D.M.C. created of a rap crew as a rock band, then brought in elements of free jazz, hard funk, even musique concrète, via their producing team, the Bomb Squad, creating a dense, ferocious sound unlike anything that came before.”
Score: 5/5.


Full
album…

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Key tracks: Rebel Without A Cause / Don’t Believe The Hype / Bringe The Noise

– REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE –

– DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE –

– BRING THE NOISE –

Full album…

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PUBLIC ENEMY: Facebook

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