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  • Whereas I thought Krs-One had an enjoyable sound and the band were going in the right direction, the track seemed to end abruptly and just had an unsatisfying feel by the end of it


    • by grimmy101
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      Rivers Of Babylon is a song by Sublime and the penultimate track on their album 40 Oz. To Freedom.

      Opening up with an acoustic guitar pattern, I get the impression that Rivers Of Babylon is basically like a more enjoyable version of the previous track, Krs-One.

      Like the preceding track, Nowell sings with a delivery which is distinct from the rest of the tracks on the album in that it’s an incredibly gentle


      and melodic delivery which somehow still retains his characteristic tone as well.

      Whereas I thought Krs-One had an enjoyable sound and the band were going in the right direction, the track seemed to end abruptly and just had an unsatisfying feel by the end of it.

      On the other hand, Rivers Of Babylon seems to go on just for the appropriate amount of time and I’m glad that Sublime were able to wrap ...


      • up this track in a more pleasing fashion so as they don’t waste another track which seemed to have plenty of potential.

        Overall, I will say that Rivers Of Babylon is certainly one of the simpler tracks on the record, it still makes for an enjoyable listen nonetheless.

        Despite this, we must keep this in mind particularly for listeners who are just trying to get into Sublime.

        Although I do enjoy this track, I

        should be very clear in saying that this is not an accurate representation of Sublime’s typical sound at all.

        Whereas Sublime typically have a very ska sound to them, Rivers Of Babylon is an incredibly melodic almost campfire-like song which is not the usual sound of the band.

        Because of this, I would look into this track once you have a feel for Sublime’s typical sound because it still makes for an enjoyable listen.




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