The Roots ...And Then You Shoot Y our Cousin

Australian T3 - - MUSIC TO YOUR EARS -

De­spite cur­rently serv­ing as the world’s coolest house band for Jimmy Fal­lon, The Roots can still put a killer al­bum to­gether. You wouldn’t see this kind of thing from Paul Shaf­fer. Funky and cool, but with an in­escapable sense of men­ace, ...And Then

You Shoot Your Cousin finds the group com­fort­able enough in their day job to take risks on the side. The al­bum’s nar­ra­tive fol­lows a collection of char­ac­ters as they strug­gle in the “hood” and boasts a no­tice­ably satir­i­cal bent. The Roots’ mu­si­cian­ship is un­de­ni­able at this point and this al­bum moves seam­lessly from dark mi­nor-key hip-hop to bizarre prog-in­spired sound­scapes. lis­ten to: When The People Cheer

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