17 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2006, with the country mired in a Middle Eastern war and facing the oversights of the Bush administration, The Coup made the happiest-sounding record of their career. Despite its militant title, Pick a Bigger Weapon is danceable, lovable, and frequently hilarious. At the same time, the lyrics sting. Upbeat tunes like “Laugh/Love/F**k” and “ShoYoAss” rail against political complacency and ignorance. That the album is subversive is part of what makes it so fun, though it also boasts a few conspicuous fight songs, including “My Favorite Mutiny,” which feels like the ignition point for a unstoppable rally.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2006, with the country mired in a Middle Eastern war and facing the oversights of the Bush administration, The Coup made the happiest-sounding record of their career. Despite its militant title, Pick a Bigger Weapon is danceable, lovable, and frequently hilarious. At the same time, the lyrics sting. Upbeat tunes like “Laugh/Love/F**k” and “ShoYoAss” rail against political complacency and ignorance. That the album is subversive is part of what makes it so fun, though it also boasts a few conspicuous fight songs, including “My Favorite Mutiny,” which feels like the ignition point for a unstoppable rally.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

igotaministill ,

i didn't know that this was ever taken off itunes, but...

this is a great album. the coup's awesome. they actually rap about real world, relevant topics in a fun, funky way. buy this. it's great.
key tracks:
"we are the ones"
"laugh/love/f**k"
"shoyoass"

Rhyno X ,

What is the sound of on the one Boots...

...cold kickin' it live like an Indian tribe? Stomping funk retrofits & revitalizes a classic George Clinton sound. The Coup makes the bass go boom & the snare go pop the way God intended. Intelligent social commentary that fo sho ain't self serious is chocolate icing on the cake. Start with We Are The Ones & work yr way out. Unwind yr mind & retread yr head 'cause this the kind of jam you gonna dig for days & days. Where IS my 415/Bigg Ocean Mob cassette?

SJM123 ,

what

I've been listening to the Coup since Kill My Landlord, but: what is the '70's sample in "My Favorite Mutiny"? Can't even find it on Google.

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