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Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do

Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2009 Ratings: #210 / 866
User Score
Based on 47 ratings
Liked by 2 people
June 16, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Downtown / Label
Dancehall / Genres
majorlazer.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

RakkSmells
58
[Genre: Dancehall]

Listening to this a decade later is very... strange, to say the least. It's definitely stuck in 2009. But while it hasn't aged the best, it is reasonably catchy and there are some really fun tracks, although most of this album sounds the same.

favourite tracks: When You Hear The Bassline, Lazer Theme, Mary Jane, Baby
least favourite: Keep It Goin' Louder

Summary: Shut Up Mom I'm Playing Call Of Duty
ItzProMusic
10
Major Lazer's debut LP is honestly just kind of lazy sounding. We are introduced to their European EDM sound here and it's kinda rough. There's not much that's too exciting on here. The reggae tracks such as Can't Stop Now and Cash Flow just sound insulting to the genre. There's a few tough songs on here like the dance classic Pon De Floor but most of the tracks are just overused and not great. Tracks like Baby you just listen and think "What the fuck am I listening to?" The tracks ... read more
CyXato
50
Meh

So I have never been a fan of Diplo, I think he is an incredibly mediocre / bad producer. He has made some great beats before, but he is so inconsistent and generic. This had some fun and danceable songs, but for the most part was just cringy at parts, and not enjoyable.

Best Tracks: When You Hear the Bassline, Anything Goes, Cash Flow, Bruk Out, Keep It Goin' Louder, Jump Up

Least Favorite Track: Baby
Gaspurga87
88
Tiene momentos en que le vuela la cabeza a uno. El remix de "Bruk out" es brutal!.
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Year End Lists

#14/Complex
#32/musicOMH
#36/FACT Magazine
#38/Pitchfork
#39/Treble

Track List

  1. Hold The Line
  2. When You Hear The Bassline
  3. Can't Stop Now
  4. Lazer Theme
  5. Anything Goes
  6. Cash Flow
  7. Mary Jane
  8. Bruk Out
  9. What U Like
  10. Keep It Goin' Louder
  11. Pon De Floor
  12. Baby
  13. Jump Up
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