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Closer to the Sun

Slightly StoopidAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Illustrating the perfect underground success story, Slightly Stoopid's dual front-men Miles Doughty (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) and Kyle McDonald (Guitar, Bass, Vocals), created their own label, Stoopid Records, in the early 2000’s to avoid signing a record deal and keep their DIY work ethic and freedom. West coast DUB/Rock pioneers later added musicians Ryan ‘RyMo’ Moran ... Read more in Amazon's Slightly Stoopid Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 19, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Reincarnate Music
  • ASIN: B00082ZQX6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,050 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. Babylon Is Falling
3. Somebody
4. Fat Spliffs
5. Bandelero
6. See It No Other Way
7. Nothin Over Me
8. Righteous Man
9. Up On A Plane
10. Waiting
11. Closer To The Sun
12. Zeplike
13. Comb 4 My Dome
14. Open Road

Editorial Reviews

With uncompromising artistic integrity, in a seemingly consolidated and corporate music world, 'Closer To The Sun', Slightly Stoopid's 5th release, is bound to become a landmark recording. Coming off the heels of one of independent music's colossal success stories, and one of the most successful truly independent albums of the last 2 years, 'Closer To The Sun', the band's latest offering, is destined for reaching an even wider audience. BMG. 2005.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stoopid is as stoopid does.... July 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I loved The Longest Barrel Ride. Acoustic Roots is the best live acoustic album I own. Everything You Need, however, was heavy on production effects, which I didn't enjoy as much as Barrel Ride. With Closer To The Sun these guys find a good middleground. The sound is polished and refined, and their use of effects is not as overwhelming as in Everything You Need. the songs are varied in sound and very enjoyable. Plus, the bonus disc has 4 interesting tracks on it, making this a pretty good buy. Pick it up...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing June 27, 2005
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Slightly Stoopid does it again on "Closer to the Sun." This CD really highlights the entire group and is great for any first time Stoopid listeners. My favorite tracks are "Bandelero," "Closer to the Sun," "Zeplike," and "Somebody." But, the whole album is great to throw on for parties or when you are chillin' at the beach and let it play through!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Even though this genre isn't my cup of tea, I still found 'Closer To The Sun' to be a decent find. Sort of dug the way they fuse together old school reggae, funky blues, rock and punk. Some of the better cuts here include "Babylon Is Fallin'","See No Other Way", the disc's single "Somebody", "This Joint" and "Zeplike" (nice acoustic guitar). Line-up: Miles - guitar & vocals, Kyle - bass & vocals, Tim Wu - sax, Ikey Owens - keyboards and Adam - drums. Might appeal to some fans of Sublime, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Goldfinger, Bob Marley and G. Love & Special Sauce.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They outdid themselves! June 23, 2005
By Josh
Format:Audio CD
Slightly Stoopid has come out with another stellar album. This one, more so than the rest, seems to cover every aspect of the amazing groups talents. It combines the raw side of the acoustic album with the more refined sound that produced such songs as Callie man and Honey. Closer to the Sun, the albums title track is one of the most catchy songs the groups has produced. Not forgetting the bands roots, Bandelero keeps with the So Cal sound with great rasta lines like "ganja never hurt no one". Zeplike is a beautiful instrumental tune that has a similiar sound as the start of Closer to the Sun but will have a person driving down the street with the top down windows

open blasting the tune on a warm summer day. The song itself reminds a person of a nice summer day. Comb for my dome is a riot and is the most unsual song on the album but an instant and quick (playing time wise)classic. Open road is a perfect close to what has been the bands best album. That song will have a person craving to hear the album all over again.

I love it! I have played it non stop since I peeled away the wrapper. There is a song for everymood a person could be in! Closer to the Sun is an AMAZING song. Its so good it almost makes me forget this is a two part disk making it more of an amazing bargain. 20 tunes on one disk plus another disk with more songs that are absolutly stellar make it the best purchase I have made in a very long time!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Followup to "Everything You Need" April 19, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I have been a huge Slightly Stoopid for awhile now, and I was extremely excited in anticipation of their new album. "Everything You Need" was sooo good I was worried they might not be able to match that. However, I was wrong. They took their sound into much different areas, as well as remaining strong to their reggae/punk roots. This album is heavily acoustic, but not "Acoustic Roots" style; they mix in acoustic guitars with the full band and put it off very very well. Tracks such as "Closer to the Sun," "Zeplike" (which Jimmy Page would be very proud of), and "Somebody" are great examples of this. There is a lot of wide variety on this CD, from reggae to blues to punk to funk. So I highly reccomend this CD to anyone who has enjoyed Slightly Stoopid before, and with 20 tracks, its well worth the cash. Other highlighted tracks: "Babylon Is Falling," "Fat Spliffs," "Bandelero," "See it No Other way" (with Barrington Levy), "Older," "Till It Gets Wet" (guess what thats about)and the Cally Man-esque "Open Road"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great. March 17, 2006
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I definitely enjoy this CD, but I am still a big fan of their acoustic CD. Nevertheless, the tracks on this CD are fun to listen to and cover a wide variety of topics. Worth the purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stoopid tight CD March 10, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This CD is awesome. You can listen to the whole thing and only maybe once skip a track (Nothin Over Me). This is a chill CD with good beats and good mood feelings. I just bought this cd cause I heard the Acoustic Roots CD and it definitely was well worth the money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Off the hook April 21, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Wow, this band has really matured.

Dont let the bands name fool ya, these guys are incredible guitarists. The title track 'Closer to the Sun', 'Fat Spliffs',

'Somebody' and 'Aint got alot of Money' are great examples of mind blowing guitar riffs laid over smooth rhythms.

With that classic reggae vibe, Miles and Kyle lay skankin vocal hooks on top of beats to make you feel like your catchin a musical wave.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I <3 Slightly Stoopid. My favorite tracks are "Bandelero," "Closer to the Sun," "Somebody," and "Open Road. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Maybird
3.0 out of 5 stars Great CD but cracked case
The CD is great, but the case was cracked! :/ I would highly recommend this album for Slightly Stoopid fans
Published 4 months ago by Christina Seamon
5.0 out of 5 stars Rarity
Rare when you can enjoy every song on an album. The two thrash songs fit on this album perfectly. Enjoy
Published 4 months ago by Daniel
4.0 out of 5 stars Happy first time Listener
This music was for my Husband. He was very pleased with the purchase and likes the music. If you like this type of music he said you will like this c.d.
Published 6 months ago by K. L. R.
5.0 out of 5 stars I like it
It makes me feel good inside to listen to this music. You'll probably feel good inside after listening to this album.
Published 14 months ago by Josh
4.0 out of 5 stars Slightly stoopid good it is
This is my first experience with SS and I love it! Love the groovin jams. Great album to put on, turn up, and veg thru the day.
Published 16 months ago by shawn
5.0 out of 5 stars real good buisness!!
Thanks for the cd I purchased,it got here real fast on time and there were no problems with it,thanks again :)
Published on July 12, 2011 by jay
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value
This CD was in great condition for a used product. My expectations were fully satisfied with the price and the product.
Published on July 4, 2009 by Aimee Pass
5.0 out of 5 stars Get's Better and Better
I LOVE THIS CD. The more I listen to it, the better it gets. I would suggest this CD to anyone and have. BUY IT!
Published on June 4, 2009 by Christopher G. Hensley
5.0 out of 5 stars If you only own one Slightly Stoopid CD...
If you only own one Slightly Stoopid CD... then this should be the one. From beginning to finish, each song seamlessly transitions into the next. Read more
Published on April 24, 2009 by B. Coffee
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