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Classic Album Review: Long Beach Dub Allstars | Wonders of the World

Sublime»s survivors serve up more oftheir typically sunny, reggae-tinged pop-punk.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Five years after Brad Nowell died of an overdose, his old Sublime bandmates Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh are still keeping the flame alive.

Even though they are now members of the ska-punk-dub-funk septet Long Beach Dub Allstars, and even though this is their second album, Wilson and Gaugh stir up Nowell’s spirit once again here, sampling the Sublime chestnut What I Got as the basis of Sunny Hours, the first tune (and, I bet, first single) on this disc. Tribute or cash-in? You be the judge. Thankfully, it ends there, and the rest of the hour-long disc consists of nothing more predictable than their typically sunny, reggae-tinged pop-punk. Trouble is, there’s nothing more interesting here, either; while the Allstars’ superficial, jammy fare probably makes decent party music, what you get in the end is precious little.