The Knux – Remind Me In 3 Days The Knux – Remind Me In 3 Days

The Knux - Remind Me In 3 Days

The Knux - Remind Me In 3 Days

Although The Knux will be put in the “hipster rap” section at the record store, (if there is one), their debut “Remind Me in 3 Days” is more like that hipster kids’ older brother who stole his adirol and hit on his girlfriend before pounding red bull-vodkas in a 7-11 cup on the to the club.
The Los Angeles transplants, originally from New Orleans, will draw a lot of comparisons to hip hop giants like Outkast, Black Eyed Peas and N.E.R.D., and are very obvious with their influences on “Remind Me in 3 Days”. Almost every track has elements to it that will remind you of someone or something else, probably why this album is so easy to like upon first listen. For the first six songs, this is a high-energy, electro-funk hip hop album that will have you nodding your head like the first time you heard “Bombs Over Baghdad”. The first single, “Bang! Bang!” is certain to get airtime and definitely has a chorus with sing-along appeal, only to be outshined by the real standout, “Cappuccino”; a slunky club banger drizzled in syrup.
However, like the comedown from a caffeine or sugar high, “Remind Me in 3 Days” hits a series of six or seven misses after starting the record off with a bang. Some not-so-catchy beats, awkwardly placed piano solos and lyrics so misogynistic you may begin to think you’re rushing a fraternity at San Diego State. To their credit, along with playing the guitar and other instruments on some of the songs with heavier rock-n-roll overtones, The Knux catch a second wind, and finish the album with three solid tracks done the way they do it best: a heavy sing-along chorus, high energy beats and above all else, flawless flows that seem so effortless you can almost see each word leaning and falling on the next as both MC’s lay it down.

The Knux - Remind Me In 3 Days, reviewed by Delicious on 2009-02-16T20:46:03+00:00 rating 3.5 out of 5



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