quarta-feira, 3 de setembro de 2008

Power to the People and the Beats: Public Enemy's Greatest Hits (2005)

O que falar sobre o P.E. Um dos melhores se não o melhor grupo de Hip Hip de todos os tempos, revolucinários nas bases, rimas e letras. Esta coletanea abrange bem todas as fases do grupo. Na minha opinião faltam alguns sons e de repente um cd duplo não seria uma má idéia mas enquanto uma espécie de introdução básica à discografia dos caras, este disco cumpre seu papel.

Apart from their 2001 installment in Universal's ongoing 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection series, Public Enemy had not been given a career compilation prior to 2005's Power to the People and the Beats: Public Enemy's Greatest Hits. The 2001 comp overlooked such major cuts as "Rebel Without a Pause" and "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos," plus it was sequenced in a non-chronological order. Power to the People rights those two wrongs by including all of PE's major songs from 1987-1998 -- which doesn't mean it's all their best music, of course -- presented in a chronological fashion, beginning with "You're Gonna Get Yours" and ending with "He Got Game." As such, it provides not only a useful summary of their groundbreaking work, it's also a bracing, exciting listen in its own right. Of course, each individual Public Enemy release recorded during these ten years is worth hearing -- especially 1988's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and 1990's Fear of a Black Planet, which are two of the great works of art of the 20th century -- but for those who want a quick introduction to the greatest hip-hop group of all time, this fits the bill perfectly

Power to the People and the Beats: Public Enemy's Greatest Hits

1. You're Gonna Get Yours
2. Public Enemy No. 1
3. Rebel Without a Pause
4. Bring the Noise
5. Don't Believe the Hype
6. Prophets of Rage
7. Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
8. Fight the Power
9. Welcome to the Terrordome
10. 911 Is a Joke
11. Brothers Gonna Work It Out
12. Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man
13. Can't Truss It
14. Shut em Down
15. By the Time I Get to Arizona
16. Hazy Shade of Criminal
17. Give It Up
18. He Got Game

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