Sublime The recent overdose death of frontman Brad Nowell makes this both the first and last major-label release from SoCal fusion punks Sublime. It's a respectable… Sublime The recent overdose death of frontman Brad Nowell makes this both the first and last major-label release from SoCal fusion punks Sublime. It's a respectable… Sublime
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Sublime (1996)

EW's GRADE
B

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The recent overdose death of frontman Brad Nowell makes this both the first and last major-label release from SoCal fusion punks Sublime. It's a respectable testament — an unusual blend of ska rhythms, dub, and hardcore guitar rock, tinged with the occasional eerie hip-hop sample. Unfortunately, Sublime coheres more on an intellectual rather than emotional level, its sound too diffuse to be dramatic. B

Originally posted Aug 16, 1996 Published in issue #340 Aug 16, 1996 Order article reprints