Guns Don't Kill People Lazers Do - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- Diplo; Switch
- Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do [PA]
- Major Lazer is a hard-living zombie vampire-killer who escaped the Jamaican jungle in 1984 on skateboard-back--or the dancehall-loving side project of DJs Diplo & Switch, unveiled in 2009 with the pair fresh off huge successes with M.I.A. Like the Gorillaz before them, the extravagant cover story is a clear contrivance. Also like the Gorillaz, when one peels away the gimmickry and hype, one uncovers a more-than-decent genre band. THE DJs' adoration of fast-spit reggae is incontrovertible, and the guest toasters abound from the worlds of pop (Santigold, Ms. Thing) and dancehall (T.O.K., Mr. Vegas).
- Country of Origin
- Fontana Distribution
- Major Lazer
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Hold the Line - (featuring Mr. Lex/Santigold)
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] When You Hear the Bassline - (featuring Ms. Thing)
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Can't Stop Now - (featuring Jovi Rockwell/Mr. Vegas)
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Lazer Theme - (featuring Future Troubles)
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Anything Goes - (featuring Turbulence)
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Cash Flow - (featuring Jah Dan)
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Mary Jane - (featuring Mr. Evil/Mapei)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Bruk Out - (featuring Ms. Thing/T.O.K.)
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] What U Like - (featuring Amanda Blank/Einstein)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Keep It Goin' Louder - (featuring Ricky Blaze/Nina Sky)
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Pon De Floor - (featuring Vybz Kartel)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Baby - (featuring Prince Zimboo)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Jump Up - (featuring Supahype/Leftside)
- Studio / Live
Rolling Stone (p.77) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Brooklyn's Jah Dan keeps it rootsy. The biggest fun is hearing Diplo and Switch go off the leash mixing surf guitar and horse whinnies..."
Spin (p.88) - "The shotgun rhythms, spaghetti western guitars, and dubstep explosions intertwine with lover's rock, roots reggae, and other island styles to impressively evoke the pair's genre-splicing DJ sets."
Paste (magazine) (p.52) - "[A] legitimately dope project that captures the rush of dancehall, the chilled-out vibe of rocksteady and the cheeseball charm of dance pop."
Pitchfork (Website) - "Well paced and immaculately produced...from the sweet 'Can't Stop Now', which recalls the rocksteady-indebted, pre-digital sounds of 80s dancehall, to the politically charged 'Anything Goes', steeped in modern ragga..."
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