A cd review. (Rusko – Songs)
Hey guys! I thought I would review a cd! I always buy whole albums because I support my local record store, and I like having hard copies of my music.
I recently bought the new Rusko CD, Songs, and to be honest I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting wonderful dubstep, but I was not expecting wonderful dubstep/reggae/rap fusion. That’s what I get for not listening before I buy!
The first song, Somebody To Love, gets the album off to a great start. The breakbeat intro works well with the piano samples, and then the drop happens. This is one of the best songs on this album. It’s really hard not to bob your head while listening. Then on to Pressure, a forgettable house track. It’s not bad really, it just doesn’t hold up to the standard set by the rest of the cd. Love No More is next, and makes for a great transition from the happy piano chords and vocals to the darker songs. Skanker and Opium the gritty and quirky dubstep songs you expect from Rusko. Heavy wobbles and animal samples dominate Opium, whereas Skanker is more about off beat sections and reggae vocals. The next half of the CD is more reggae, with Be Free and Roll Da Beats dominating with dubplate vocals and great production.
In general, not what I was expecting, but great nonetheless.
Not exactly a must buy, but you won’t be dissapointed if you do.