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Pick A Bigger Weapon
The Coup

"Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)"
-- Walt Whitman

"I'm a walking contradiction,
Like bullets and love mixing"
-- The Coup

The opening lines of The Coup's new album, Pick A Bigger Weapon, speak of contradiction. It is from between one of modern life's central juxtapositions -- the primary forces of sensual, emotional love and brutal economic reality -- "bullets and love" -- that The Coup's frontman/auteur Boots Riley draws his material for the most lyrically and musically ambitious album of his career. Riley's often wildly comedic storytelling takes a stance in American art that embraces the ambiguities of our vast and tormented history, rather than seeking some definitive "truth" about the American experience. Think of Twain's travel adventure of a boy or Melville's reworking of the nautical yarn. Theirs is a style of twists and turns, sudden leaps from grand philosophy to minute prosaic detail, comedy to trag...

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No: #86720

US Rel. Date: 04/25/2006

EU Rel. Date: 04/24/2006

Type: Full

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The Coups music is the soundtrack of revolution. Boots attacks the system as a wise griot of change. His witty analogies and fun delivery make the...

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Boots Riley and crew seem determined to take a baseball bat to the status quo. Wicked funk and smooth soul grooves fuel their calls for revolution against...

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Average Fan Rating: 3.67

 


chucky

01/10/2007

chucky

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! i hate "the coup"!! this is a new shit!!

jimrory

10/15/2006

download

how to download?

Epyx

07/13/2006

One of The Coups best

One of The Coups best releases!

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