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One approaches this album with trepidation. Can they really do it again? Can the band that single-handedly defined postmodern white-boy funk poetry in 1994 with Ruby Vroom and dodged the sophomore slump with deceptive ease two years later come up with something just as good that isn't simply rehash? The answer is a qualified yes, and they do it by leaving the skeleton – bare-bones funky drums, big string bass, scratchy guitar – mostly the same, while fleshing out the… read more

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  • oh, and it also made much more sense on vinyl
  • songs like "so far i have not found the science" and "pensacola" could use an improvement and i always think of "rolling" as a better track than it actually is. it's still an amazing album with no bad filler songs and lots of interesting lyrics and instrumentations. it's also the only album that has tried to do acoustic drum n bass and succeeding that i've heard!
  • their best.
  • El Oso is such a unique album. I love it so much, and no other album, including Soul Coughing's other two albums, are even remotely as captivating as El Oso.
  • AGenericReality - Like all great acts - money.
  • they need to get back together doughty's solo shit isn't that good. and I miss them live!!!!!
  • I don't need to walk around in circle. I'm just rolling along. I miss the girl, miss the girl, miss the girl. WHY DID THEY BREAK UP?!
  • This has everythink, groooooove, depth, funk and urban. The voice of this guy is as rich as an orchestra!!! My God, gimme more of this!!!
  • Sough Coughing rocked! One of the best bands ever.
  • i absolutely love this album.

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