After a four year hiatus, Slightly Stoopid is back with their new album titled Top of the World. Through a generous 21 tracks, this album features artists like long-time band friend, G. Love, as well as Angela, Don Carlos and former Jurassic 5 member Chali 2na.
Setting this album apart from the band’s other projects is a puritan and almost nostalgic approach to 1970’s Reggae. Unlike their last six albums, this was the first to be produced in their own recording studio, undeniably giving the band the opportunity to “let [our] ideas evolve in a less pressure-filled type of scenario” says band drummer Ryan Moran aka RyMo.
Never straying from their melodic sounds and velvety vocals, Top of the World is laced with their signature paradigm of bass licks, off- beat drum lines and Ska. Also, for all you “stoopid punk” fans, the last track closes with a one minute teaser … possibly a prelude of what’s to come on the next 24 tracks that were, according to RyMo, produced but saved for later.
Overall, fans can expect to hear a more mature sound that some might say alludes to their endeavor of making it to the “top,” and if it was anything like the feel of this album, it must have been a smooth ride.
Review by: Regina Miller