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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Reel Big Fish - Turn The Radio Off

In terms of sheer fun music, it's hard to find a band that sits above Reel Big Fish. I know I talked about that with the Presidents before, and these guys are right there too. When this came out in the 1996 timeframe, ska was becoming somewhat popular in the US. If you really like the genre, you had to dig a little to find the really good bands. Mainstream wise, you had bands like No Doubt and these guys, which was more than fine for the casual ska fan. But this was a nice break from the big grunge movement and even the big hip hop stuff that was happening at the time. 'Sell Out' made these guys huge. I think everyone knew that song. What cemented them for some others, was their appearance in the film 'BASEketball'. If you haven't seen that movie, please do yourself a favor and watch it. Alas, this isn't a movie blog, so I digress. This album is sitting at gold status, and is the best selling Fish album to date. Not for lack of trying, as they currently have 7 studio albums out there. This is 100% worth checking out. The music is fun, the band is fun and the lyrics are fun. I'm not sure if anyone can listen to super upbeat horns and at least not be fairly entertained. If you like this, check out the follow up album too. They did a cover of 'Take On Me' by A-ha. Probably the only good song out of the entire 80's decade. Anyway, Reel your way into some good music today. Let the Fish take you right into Friday.

1. Sell Out
2. Trendy
3. Join the Club
4. She Has a Girlfriend Now
5. Snoop Dog, Baby
6. Beer
7. 241
8. Everything Sucks
9. S.R.
10. Skatanic
11. All I Want Is More
12. Nothin'
13. Say "Ten"
14. I'll Never Be
15. Alternative, Baby
16. Untitled (Hidden Track)

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Beer
2. Sell Out
3. Snoop Dog, Baby

4 out of 5 stars


  1. this album is one of my all time favorites. i don't have any of their other full albums but they have alot of other good songs. this and keasby nights by catch 22 - probably the two greatest ska albums of all time (or at least in the running). and their cover of 'take on me' is in the running for best covers of all time.

  2. Great album. I used to have the one with 'Everything Is Cool' on it. Why do we rock so hard or something like that.

    Awesome cover as well.

    And I really enjoy the album artwork here. Always makes me giggle.