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The Coup consists of vocalist-writer and activist Boots Riley accompanied by a versatile cadre of musicians, with guests including Anti-Flag, Das Racist, Killer Mike, Vernon Reid, Jolie Holland, and Joe Henry. With this eclectic guest list, The Coup have created an album that merges danceable beats, punk urgency and the astute social commentary of hip-hop to craft a refreshingly unique sound that draws from the past but never sounds anything but futuristic.
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  • Audio CD (October 30, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Epitaph
  • ASIN: B008Y1S3WY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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It's been six years since The Coup's last studio album; Boots Riley spent a good chunk of the intervening period fronting Street Sweeper Social Club alongside Tom Morello, and it's hard to escape the feeling that experience was a big influence on this album.

The laid-back, funky synth that carried 2006's 'Pick a Bigger Weapon' is mostly absent on 'Sorry to Bother You,' replaced by much more energetic guitars and other instrumental backing. Boots' lyrics are more energetic too: the personal/social commentary from 'Weapon' (ex: Laugh/Love, Tiffany Hall, The Stand) has given way to the expressly political language of the Occupy movement (Magic Clap, Strange Arithmetic, The Guillotine.) It's not realistic to expect good artists to make the same album over and over again, but folks who've had 'Weapon' in rotation the last few years may find the difference jarring.

Sticking with the comparison is a bit of a disservice to 'Sorry to Bother You,' because it's a solid album in its own right. The first five tracks move quickly and are probably what every review that says this album is 'more danceable' is talking about. After that things start to get a lot more experimental. 'You Are Not a Riot' is a critique of artists that adopt the iconography of revolution without its substance, over a minimalist guitar track that second wave punk fans might recognize. 'Cassius Green' has Boots grappling with commercial success, and is less rap than it is a poetry. It's an interesting listen, even if it probably won't all work for you.

In sum, there aren't that many innovative artists making hip hop records, and The Coup are still among them. This album's worth your time.
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I'm a relative newcomer to the hip hop genre, and honestly the Coup's "Pick a Bigger Weapon" was one of my introductory albums. Like that offering, this newest collection offers plenty of satirical and biting social commentary, backed by excellent musical compositions, most in the rap/hip hop tradition, but the R&B/soul genre is also beautifully represented here. These guys are fantastic musicians, and I must say Pam the Funkstress has a beautiful voice. But for me, the real standout item with the Coup is their deliciously satirical lyrics. They're angry and they know exactly how to let the world know it in a playful, yet quite direct fashion. My personal favorites from this collection are Strange Arithmetic (a brilliant critique of our education system), Your Parents' Cocaine (equally brilliant lampoon of the ultra-privileged in our society), You Are Not a Riot (a commentary on half-hearted activism?), and The Guillotine, which is possibly my favorite on the album, possibly my favorite song ever. There is also a spectacular video of this song that you should definitely check out. I give this beautiful album my highest recommendation.
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A great album❗️ And this not just another rapper. No, Boots Riley is so much more it's hard to if not impossible to pin the man down.He's a poet, a revolutionary who has earned a seat at the table of histories great agitators for change. Some inspired from the pulpit, other through actions so courageous the youth of today can't begin to grasp anything close to that kind of fortitude. Roots spreads his message from stage to stage, city to city. Small clubs large festivals. I'm years late to the awareness of this man and his brilliant band and co-collaborators. So I look forward to delving into the impressive archives of material he has produced. I'm just thankful for kindred spirits like him❗️ To know your not alone in the battle to free hearts & minds from the bondage of lethargic consumerism and lies.
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The coup never ceases to amaze me, they are so creative, I could listen to this cd allday, it has funky live instrumentation over cool poetic lyrics, boots riley puts it down on all his albums even street sweeper social club, I wish music like this could be supported in the mainstream.
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The Coup have been maturing their sound ever since they broke onto the scene. There's a lot of live instrumentation (or at least, it sounds like live instrumentation), so their rap sound is not what it once was. It's definitely "poppier" and more "catchy" than their other albums. That being said, the content is still very much the Coup.
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Released prior to the November 2012 election, Sorry to Bother You is Boots Riley's magnum opus, dedicated to the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. Whatever your political or musical persuasion, it’s impossible not to admire the audacity of the biting rhymes as well as the sheer creativity of this project.

Riley, who also performs with Tom Morello’s Street Sweeper Social Club, formed his political hip hop collective The Coup in 1991, and to date they’ve released five full-length albums, the last of which was Pick a Bigger Weapon (2006). Throughout the ensuing six years Riley’s unwaivering dedication to music that’s relevant to social change has also been expressed in projects with Galactic, Ursus Minor, and Atari Teenage Riot, and more recently he’s been heavily involved in the Occupy Oakland movement. In fact, according to Riley, OWS is the “bigger weapon”—an organized movement to create “a system in which we democratically control the profit we create.”

The opening track and first single released from the album, “Magic Clap,” is Riley’s call for action, an anthem to fire up the masses: “It’s like a hotwire, baby, when we put it together / when the sparks fly, we’ll ignite the future forever . . .” Featuring Riley, Silk-E, and Lindsey Kate Cristofani on vocals, and Coup regulars Pam the Funktress, Gabby La La (accordion), Damion Gallegos (guitar, bass) and Jeff RJFski (drums), among others, this infectious song was released as the first music video.

Following is “Strange Arithmetic,” Riley’s expose on a passive education system that’s more likely to create victims than empower students to become agents of change.
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