For years, hip hop heads and electronic empathizers have gone on about how great Spank Rock is. Until this last week, I had no idea what I was getting into.

In what I can describe as production sounds similar to Mindless Self Indulgence with a hip hop base, and MC sounds from a new 2 Live Crew, Spank Rock is bump and grind party music at its best. With appearances on over a dozen different albums and tour credentials including dates with Beck and MIA, they are no live show pushovers.

Their first album was in 2006, with the latest, Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar (mouthful much?) being their sophomore album. I dug it, and got a good amount of car dancing in on the half dozen are so play-throughs of it. Of course, my favorites are below.

The introduction track, Ta Da felt like a great way to get the engines of the album revving, with a slowly building drum beat over MC Spank Rock’s kick-my-ass-attitude lyrics. Moving along to the second track, Nasty, I was immediately reminded of a beat that Major Lazer might come up with. Big Freedia is featured on the track with a little island dance flavor.

Track nine, Race Riot, features klaxon’s blaring throughout the track, creating an overall power that kept this one stuck in my head. All of this of course, with the beautiful chorus of “Shake it till my dick turn racist!” being screamed. I admit, it was a bit endearing.

I usually feel like most albums these days don’t have a proper closing track, but track 14, Energy proves me wrong. Unlike the rest of the album, the track is comprised of mostly live instruments, and a southern drawl on the vocals. If I could compare it to anything, perhaps it would be a track by the Heavy.

Even with all these comparisons, the album stands on its own, and makes me want to experience the live show first hand. Check out the Spank Rock website, and have a listen to the new album!

Until next time my friends,

~Flak