The Question

January 29, 2008 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 29, 2008
  • Release Date: January 29, 2008
  • Label: Hellcat/Epitaph
  • Copyright: 1998 Hellcat Records
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  • Total Length: 1:07:57
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  • ASIN: B0012QK8H6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,231 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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If you like the band then you know what you are getting.
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Ska/rocksteady/reggae such as this by The Slackers is great music.
J. Leclerc
Probably their best album to date even though they all rule.
J. FANTARONI

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marc A. Coignard on September 23, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The Slackers are truly a gift from the Ska gods! They mimic but do not copy the orignal Jamaican ska sound, and this album is particularly haunting and creative. This is real ska. Not that Reel Big Fish, Save Ferris, Less than Jake b.s. that all sounds alike. These guys have got a real style and sound, independent of any trad-ska band i've heard. A must have.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By steve on June 28, 2000
Format: Audio CD
the album is by far the best ever from the slackers. with a little under 70 minutes, your time is filled with old school classic ska. my question is who is that girl on the cover?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 16, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Warning: this album will sneak up on you! My initial reaction to it (well over a year ago) was somewhat mixed. The obviously-catchy songs such as "Have the Time" and "Face In My Crowd" stood out to me, but the whole thing (clocking in at just under 70 minutes) was so huge and sprawling that it took MANY repeated listens over time to fully appreciate! Every time I come back to this album I find something more to love! A year later I've realized that this has become one of my favorite albums EVER!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By wilcockd@kenyon.edu on October 26, 1998
Format: Audio CD
The Slackers are the joint. Period. They make the best ska/reggae/calypso/rocksteady/lounge music on the planet. Never have I seen so much emotion in an island music record since Jimmy Cliff's "Harder They Come". seriously folks, this album will make all of you who are disenchanted with ska, and any other dance music that you might feel is cheesy lova lova it again, because it conveys so much emotion, spirit, respect for the masters of the genre. Sophistication that denies comparison from any other band that dares step to it. Basically, it is sheer genius, and I would recommend it to any man or woman that wants to get down. The "Mountainside" is reminisint of Disney's "Under the Sea", it's a great Calypso number, and make you smile and think back to the great days of Harry Bell Fountain. It's all good. Feel free to contact me at wilcockd@kenyon.edu Love, Daniel.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jim Tehan on July 19, 1999
Format: Audio CD
To tell you the truth I had no idea that the Slackers even had this album out! But when I found out I got it immediatly cause I have the other two and love 'em. This is definatly a Slackers CD, no ifs ands or butts. (he he) But, keeping in the tradition of music must grow and change to not become stale the Slackers have come up with "a new batch of sticky buns" (Django) to keep the listener in mad delight. This disc hits ya in the heart from the first few seconds and keeps going 'till the skank in you has run completely out. I must say that this disc shows a lot of growth in the band. From the days of "better Late thatn Never" to "Redlight" to "the Question" the Slackers keep doing one thing, growing up. The music is something that gets in your soul, something that comes with time and something that can only be there in a band who loves the music they are playing. Can you tell why dime a dozen ska/punk bands make an album or two that sound exactly the same and call it quits? They don't have the love, they don't have what it takes to be true to the ska, hell they probably don't know who Tommy McCook is (who "The Question" is dedicated to). In closing I give the Slackers much respect for putting out a quality CD and for giving back to the music which has gave us so much.
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"The Question" is, in my opinion, the best ska album of the year, regardless of subgenre. It has all the elements of a great ska album with outstanding, well placed solos, catchy choruses, excellent vocal harmonies, and a mixing of several old school styles. It is rare to find an 19 song album with no bad songs. Among the standouts (facing tough competition from many others) are "Have the Time", "No More Crying", "Mountainside", "Keep Him Away", "Yes It's True" and the title track. This album is ideal for fans of traditional ska and should be made an exception for those ska fans whose leanings are more towards skacore or skapunk, as a really good album such as this transcends such distinctions. I am looking forward to the next Hellcat release, as it keeps coming out with quality ska and punk albums, "The Question" being the best yet.
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By A Customer on August 30, 2000
Format: Audio CD
It's been common knowledge for some time now that Vic Ruggerio is the best song writer on the ska scene today. Possibly, he was the "Third Wave's" greatest voice, the nineties answer to Don Drummond, Jackie Mittoo and Mike Barson. Now that ska music has lost it's time in the spotlight, and is quickly losing a lot of it's fans to other genres of music, it's important to have a group like the Slackers who still have a passion for playing ska music and playing it well. I guess the "Third Wave" is over, if you believe in all that labeling stuff to begin with. The Blue Meanies' new album has been pinned "Post-Wave" by record execs. This spotlights the Slacker's importance. They are still playing ska music the right way. Get this album.
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Regardless of what genre of music you're most into, The Slacker's The Question is among the best albums of any genre. The Slackers play with an authentic Jamaican ska sound. Ska/rocksteady/reggae such as this by The Slackers is great music. It's got soul, heart, a groove, harmonies, unique melodies, it's usually catchy as hell and it isn't meant to be commercialized! It's meant to be enjoyed and DANCED to!

Anyway if you've heard of the Slackers you probably already know how awesome they are. I would recommend this cd to anyone who is looking to find out what ska is all about, this is the cd I would give them. It's got 19 outstanding tracks that are sure you keep you dancin' on that deserted island.
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