Classically Classified!

5 Feb
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Classified – Classified (2013).

I recently got my hands on a copy of Classified‘s new self-titled album!  I have been a fan of Classified since his 2005 release Boy-Cott-In the Industry, but I was a little disappointed with his last album, Handshakes and Middle Fingers. I had high expectations for this album–expectations that are not always met– but, good news: 2013’s Classified is awesome!

The first track “3 Foot Tall” is a great song to kick off the album.  It is classic Classified and reminds me of his older work. Like most of Classified’s music, there is a message within the lyrics, providing substance to the song.  This is a perfect example of what I love about Classified’s music.

 

Following that excellent opener, we have “That’s What I Do”, which is another great piece but with a different feel.  This one is more mellow that the rest of the album but it fits perfectly with the album.  Classified displays some of his best songwriting throughout this track.

 

The third track, “Inner Ninja” ft. David Myles, is easily one of the best songs on the album.  Check out the music video here:

 

“Anything Goes” ft. Skratch Bastid & Saukrates, the fifth track, is my personal favorite.  I’m a big fan of the Saxophone in the background and the chorus is really catchy.  Check out the video:

 

Altogether this is the best album from Classified to this date.  With the Juno Awards coming up in April, I expect to see Classified nominated for multiple awards.

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Classified.

His 2013 tour kicks of in March in P.E.I.; here is the full list of Classified’s upcoming tour dates.

date location venue
03.14.2013 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island The Wave
03.15.2013 Moncton, New Brunswick iRock Nightclub
03.16.2013 Fredericton, New Brunswick Capital Exhibit Centre
03.21.2013 North Bay, Ontario Capitol Centre
03.22.2013 Belleville, Ontario Empire Theatre
03.23.2013 Montreal, Quebec Metropolis
03.26.2013 Kitchener, Ontario The Wax
03.27.2013 London, Ontario London Music Hall
03.28.2013 Barrie, Ontario 46 West
03.30.2013 Peterborough, Ontario The Venue
04.01.2013 Thunder Bay, Ontario Crocks
04.03.2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba Garrick
04.04.2013 Brandon, Manitoba Great Western Roadhouse
04.05.2013 Lethbridge, Alberta Studio 54
04.06.2013 Calgary, Alberta MacEwan Ballroom
04.09.2013 Kelowna, British Columbia Kelowna Community Theatre
04.11.2013 Victoria, British Columbia 9One9
04.12.2013 Vancouver, British Columbia Commodore
04.13.2013 Nelson, British Columbia Spirit Bar
04.15.2013 Kamloops, British Columbia Cactus Jacks
04.16.2013 Med Hat, Alberta Squire’s
04.17.2013 Edmonton, Alberta Starlight
04.18.2013 Edmonton, Alberta Starlight
04.19.2013 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan The Odeon
04.25.2013 St. Catherines, Ontario CAW Hall
04.26.2013 Toronto, Ontario Opera House
04.27.2013 Toronto, Ontario Opera House
05.02.2013 St. John’s, Newfoundland CLB Armouries
05.02.2013 St. John’s, Newfoundland Club One
05.03.2013 Clarenville, Newfoundland Clarenville Events Centre
05.04.2013 Cornerbrook, Newfoundland Pepsi Studio

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Author: Richard Moore

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