great review. this band is about the furthest thing from my cup of tea, but really enjoyed the insights into this style.
Aw, thanks guys. I really wish more people listened to this type of music on the site, because I would've looked forward to discussing some of the points I made that either listeners felt were or weren't going on.
See I think the production works for everything in the band but Lee's vocals. I like the way the guitar, drums, bass and Spencer's vocals sound, Lee's voice just doesn't sound like it fits in with the rest of it.
Personally, I think that TT is meant to have that naturally dirty recording to capture their carefree essence which doesn't always translate in cleaner production. It sounds very contained.
Just to clarify my thoughts, I felt that 119 and OF didn't do Trash Talk complete justice. While the album's fair in some of its tracks, it all starts to sound kind of bland in a way, as Ozgur said. While we shouldn't harp on scores for individual aspects of the album, I gave creativity a "6.5", and the lasting value isn't too strong, either.
Also, though I went with saying that the album title is a clear reversal of "911" solely due to the band's politicized nature, it's the street name where they grew up live. I wrote the intro as is because it serves as food for thought.